Prof. Dr. Catherine Nelson

Curriculum Vitae:

Name:

  • Catherine B. Nelson

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Utah, 2004

Licensure:

  • Special Education licensure Severe Disabilities
  • Mild-Moderate Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Letter of Specialization in Dual Sensory Impairments
  • Early Interventionist II Credential

Professional Career:

  • 2008 – present: Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Utah
  • 2004 – 2008: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Utah
  • 1996 – 2004: Clinical Instructor & Field Supervisor, Early Childhood Special Education, University of Utah
  • 1994 – 1996:  Program Specialist, Utah Project for Children with Dual Sensory Impairments. Salt Lake City,  Utah
  • 1992 – 1994:  Clinical Instructor and Field Supervisor in Multi-University Consortium, Dual Sensory Impairments Project, University of Utah
  • 1991 – 1994:  Intervener Supervisor, SKI*HI Institute, Utah State University
  • 1990 – 1992:  Parent Advisor, Parent Infant Program, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
  • 1989 – 1991:  Family Consultant for the Lifespan Family Support Project (Utah State University)
  • 1975 – 1979:  Special Education teacher and Special Education Teacher Coordinator, Emerson School, Salt Lake City School District

Major Publications on:

  • Social interactions of children with autism
  • Assessment of children with multiple disabilities
  • Family involvement
  • Cognitive disabilities

Awards:

  • 2004 Legacy Award for Excellence in Deafblind Education, presented by the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Technological Products:

  • CDs and DVDs on children with deafblindness, in calloboration with Dr. .Jan van Dijk and others

Personal website at University of Utah: