Dr. Nicole Dobbins is an Associate Professor of Special Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&TSU). Her scholarship focuses on the effectiveness of educational strategies in inclusive classroom settings for students with disabilities, social skills training for students with disabilities, effective classroom management, multicultural education, and school-wide discipline. She teaches undergraduate and graduate special education courses and is the co-principal investigator for the federally funded Project PETAC. She has supervised and mentored over 200 pre-service teachers in clinical field settings. Dr. Dobbins has over 20 years experience teaching students with disabilities, mentoring general and special education teachers in K-12 classrooms.