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Dr. Kathy Hoover

Kathy Hoover


Room C159, Peters Hall



Dr. Hoover has 20 years of experience teaching infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children with disabilities. She has her Master’s degrees in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and PhD from the University of Virginia in ECSE. She is also bilingual in Spanish! She focuses on teaching instructional methods in ECSE at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and behavior management/positive behavior supports. She also advises undergraduate students in the IDEC program, as well as the students in the Masters in Special Education ECSE program, and supervises field experiences for both groups.

Dr. Hoover is currently the Graduate Program Coordinator for Special Education. She is also the grant coordinator for a state funded ECSE consortium for which she teaches distance and online classes, and works with Lynchburg College to offer courses needed to add the ECSE endorsement; she also coordinates a state grant for the New River Infant Toddler Connection which serves infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.