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Curriculum Vitae, Link to: (PDF)
Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
M.A. Special Education, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Specialty areas: Learning Disabilities & Behavior Disorders
B.A. Major: Journalism Minors: Political Science & Sociology
Dr. Roberta Kaufman's areas of research interest include the education of Native American students who are gifted; the impact of immigrant populations in rural school districts; the preparation of special educators to work with non-native speakers of English, and coaching novice special educators in urban school districts. On a personal level, Dr. Kaufman enjoys traveling and trying new foods. She is fascinated by art, architecture, and music that is culturally representative of a group of people.
EDSP 443 Special Education Curriculum: General Methods
EDSP 414 Career Education for Students with Disabilities
EDU 453 Behavior Management Techniques for Students with Disabilities
EDSP 446 Curriculum & Methods for Teaching Students with Autism
EDU 208 Students with Diverse Ability & Background
Dr. Kaufman has taught graduate courses in identification of students who are gifted, gifted curriculum as well as courses in juvenile delinquency and learning disabilities, law and special education, and assistive technology.
Recent Scholarly Activities
Dr. Kaufman has co-authored a book, Powerful Practices for High-Performing Special Educators, on implementing effective instructional practices across curricular areas.
She was selected to be a Fulbright-Hayes Study Abroad Scholar in Senegal, West Africa, where she studied the relationship of education, political, medical, and social-economic institutions.