Tina O’Neal is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education and Co-Director of the Teaching All Learners program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Tina recently finished her Ph.D. at Wayne State University in Special Education Leadership with an emphasis on learning disabilities. Her research interest focuses on teacher perceptions and attitudes on inclusive teaching methods. She is particularly interested in teacher perception, knowledge, and behaviors toward the usability of assistive technology in inclusive settings.
Previously, Tina worked as a Special Education teacher, coordinator, and consultant focusing on areas such as the use of assistive technology to enhance student engagement, direct and explicit instruction for students with learning disabilities, and ecological approaches to classroom management. In addition to her clinical experiences, during her doctoral studies, Tina worked as a project research coordinator at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute where she managed various research projects supporting family relationships and parenting strategies for infants' and toddlers' social, emotional, and emergent language/literacy development.