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V. Shelley Dugle, EdD

Professor, Education
Unit: Graduate Education, College of Education
Location: Greer

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness” —Edward Mote
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in K12, special education, diversity, inclusion, learning disabilities, educational leadership, conflict resolution, higher education instruction techniques.


    • BA, Elementary Education
    • MA, Special Education, Learning Disabilities
    • EdD, Special Education
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes 24 years total teaching at the K12 level (special education) and then undergrad/graduate level. My leadership roles include IEP coordinator, department director, and associate dean.

  • Selected Publications
    • Presented May, 2002:  WEBCT On-line Teaching.  Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Presented March, 2002:  Resilience Among Young Adults with Learning Disabilities.  University of Cincinnati, Spring Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Presented April, 2003:  Resilient Themes Among Successful Adolescent Individuals with Learning Disabilities.  Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention.  Seattle, Washington.
    • Presented April, 2005:  Implementing a Special Needs Ministry in Your Church.  Far Hills Community Church, Dayton, OH.
    • Presented February, 2008:  Marker Variables Among At Risk Adolescents with Learning Disabilities.  AABSS Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Presented February, 2008:  A Closer Glance at Six Resilient Adolescents.  AABSS Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • “Resiliency and Its Impact on Young Adult, High School Graduates with Learning Disabilities” in e-Journal for Student Teachers and New Teachers.  The Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations.
    • “Resiliency for Students with Learning Disabilities” in Topics and Trends.  Phi Delta Kappan, 2009, volume 8, issue 7.
    • “Differentiating Instruction in the K-12 Classroom:  Practical Implications for Teachers”; Bridgeway Christian Academy, 2018.
  • Selected Awards Received

    2001-2005 – University Scholarship Grant, University of Cincinnati

  • My Story

    My parents were both elementary school teachers their entire careers and to this day I still see the positive impact they made on their students and community.  I wanted to do the same.  I was a K12 special education teacher and loved working with students with disabilities.  Early in my K12 career, I had a former professor reach out to me with an opportunity to teach aspiring teachers in the areas of special education and inclusion, and I trusted it was a career path God wanted me to travel.  So over the years, I have taught undergraduate students and then graduate students the strategies and techniques needed to help diverse learners.  God has opened doors for me from Indiana to Ohio to South Carolina, and I have enjoyed this beautiful journey.  At NGU I have added leadership to my experience and enjoy teaching both M.Ed. and Ed.D. students in not only special education-related topics but also educational leadership.  I am a mom to two teenage daughters and three active dogs.  Near and dear to me is the nonprofit Bella Muntean Angel Heart of Hope of which I am an active board member.

    Favorite Course to Teach: Today’s Student (K12 and Higher Ed).  In this course, we look at the characteristics of today’s students and topics of poverty, technology, social media, and upbringing and their impact on learning.  We also examine strategies and techniques to meet the unique needs of today’s students.

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