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Vicky G. Spencer, PhD

Vicky G. Spencer

Vicky G. Spencer, PhD is the Assistant Director of Operations of the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities and an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University and has over 25 years of experience as an educator, university professor, disability specialist, teacher trainer, and consultant. Her research has focused on research-based instructional strategies for the inclusive classroom for students with mild to moderate disabilities. She has numerous publications in refereed journals of high quality in the field of Special Education such as Behavioral Disorders, Journal of Special Education Technology; Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities and International Journal of Special Education. Most recently she has published two books, College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities, and A Handbook for Teachers: Teaching Students with Autism in the General Education Classroom.

Dr. Spencer also actively pursues international opportunities to work collaboratively in the field of education. She has been involved with assessing the literacy needs of the Tamil Indians in Penang, Malaysia; teaching ESL classes in Ecuador, Malaysia, and Russia, and most recently, she is working collaboratively to provide teacher training to special education centers in Cairo, Egypt focusing on the educational impacts of children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Spencer holds a B.S. in Speech and Language Pathology, University of Texas at Dallas, an M.S. in Special Education, East Texas State University, and a Ph.D., Special Education, George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. In addition, she holds certifications in Deaf Education, Educational Diagnostician, and Emotional Disabilities.