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Program Directors

Program Directors

Dr. Cathy Thomas

Dr. Cathy Newman Thomas
Associate Professor of Special Education

Dr. Thomas is licensed as a special and general educator and diagnostician with a decade of practice. As a researcher, she studies technology in teacher education and to provide access to the general curriculum. Additionally, Dr. Thomas is the daughter, sister, mother, and cousin of a person with a disability


Dr. Alyson Collins

Dr. Alyson Collins 

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Dr.Collins has 9 years of teaching experience in Texas public schools and an extensive background in implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS). Her research focuses on effective intervention and assessment for students with learning disabilities, specifically in the areas of reading and writing. 


Content Experts 

Our Content Experts represent pre-eminent leaders in the fields for MTSS and DBDM.