Special Education & Communication Disorders
Areas of Interest
Inclusion, high incidence disability, co-teaching, secondary special education
Dr. Keeley received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Her Bachelor degree largely focused on technical writing as it relates to the law and legislation. She continued her education and received a Master of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce, in Commerce, Texas. Her thesis explored gender issues related to the literary works of the American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Currently, Dr. Keeley holds teaching licensures in the states of Texas and Arkansas in the areas of English Language Arts, Reading, English as a Second Language (ESL), Gifted Education, and Special Education. Dr. Keeley has eight years of experience in the classroom in diverse settings, teaching multiple subjects. She completed her Ph.D. in Special Education with a minor in Multicultural Special Education at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Her current research explores classroom interventions that promote inclusive learning environments for students with exceptionalities. Recently, Dr. Keeley has begun exploring the effects of inclusive practices from a multicultural and gender perspective. Her research interests include the application of quantitative measures to analyze inclusion/literacy instruction/co-teaching/literacy interventions/co-teaching interventions as they relate to the teacher and student.