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Faculty Profile

Denise A Soares

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND ASSISTANT CHAIR OF TEACHER EDUCATION
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315 GUYTON HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7350
Joined UM: 08/22/2013

Areas of Expertise

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION - EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

Brief Bio

Dr. Denise A. Soares is an Associate Professor of Special Education and Special Education Program Coordinator, and Assistant Chair of Teacher Education. She earned her doctorate in educational psychology with a concentration in special education from Texas A&M University, College Station. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Soares served as a classroom teacher and administrator for 18 years, as well as a consultant for public schools and parents. Her research focuses on applied and practical experiences in academic and behavior interventions for at-risk students, as well as examining the efficacy of those interventions in classroom settings where teachers have competing time demands. Dr. Soares received the School's scholar of the year award in 2016 and outstanding service award in 2018.

Degrees

PHD
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY/ COLLEGE STATION, TX (2011)

Committee Memberships

Curr & Policy Committee - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee
Dean's Leadership Team - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee
Education Preparation Council
Ad Hoc Committee
Mississippi Excellence Teaching Program
UG Application Selection Committee
Prog. Adv. Bd.-MS Excellence in Teaching
Ad Hoc Committee
SOE-Scholarship and Student Development
Ad Hoc Committee

Awards

School of Education Researcher of the Year
2016
School of Education Outstanding Service Award
2018