Karen B Patterson

Chair/Associate Professor

Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Karen B. Patterson is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education at the University of North Florida (UNF). Her research interests and expertise include: teacher preparation and classroom management; positive academic and social interventions; learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities; learners with emotional and behavioral disorders; and autism. Dr. Patterson is also a Research Associate at the Florida Institute of Education (FIE) at UNF.

Education


Ph.D. in Special Education, degree granted May 2003 - Kent State University
Support Area: Applied Behavior Analysis
Dissertation Chair: Melody Tankersley, Ph.D.

 

M.Ed. in Special Education, degree granted May 1995 - Kent State University

 

B.S. in Special Education, degree granted May 1993 - Kent State University
Concentration: Developmental Disabilities
 

Biography

Dr. Patterson's professional experiences have included teaching students with developmental disabilities and emotional and behavior disorders in K-12 settings. She joined the UNF faculty in 2002 as a Visiting Instructor, and in 2003 as an Assistant Professor where she directed the Exceptional Student Education Program from 2006-2010. In January 2010, she became chair of the EDIE department, which offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Exceptional Student Education, Deaf Education, and ASL/English Interpreting.

Awards

2016 - Principal Investigator with 5 Years of Continuous Funding - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs,  University of North Florida

2012 - 2015  Research Excellence Award - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of North Florida

2008 - Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida

Affiliations

Professional
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Teacher Education Division (TED)
Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Florida Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD)
Kappa Delta Pi
Golden Key National Honor Society

 

Civic
Alpha Kappa Alpha
 

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS: Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., & Patterson, K. B. (2015). College students with disabilities: Increasing opportunities for student success. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 7(2), 157-164.

 

Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Patterson, K. B., Williams, G., & Webb, K. W. (2015). Expanding communication in the transition process: Can edublogs help? Journal of Theoretical Educational Science, 8(2), 153-171.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Seabrooks-Blackmore, J. (2014). The effect of instructors’ guided notes
presentation on undergraduate students’ learning. Jamia Journal of Education, 1(2), 1-11.

 

Webb, K. W., Repetto, J., Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Patterson, K. B., & Aldefer, K. (2014). Career development: Preparation, integration, and collaboration. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40, 231-238.

 

Lastrapes, W., Tanase, M., & Patterson, K. B. (2014). An immersive experience in exceptional student education: Exploring secondary preservice teachers’ dispositions and cultural consciousness, Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 21,76-89.

 

Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., & Patterson, K. B. (2013). Preservice teachers in special education: Using edublogs for transition collaboration. I-manager’s Journal of Educational Technology, 10(2), 7-14.

 

Patterson, K. B., Tanase, M., Lastrapes, W., & Negishi, M. (2012). Navigating internship in inclusive settings: Promising practices. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 7(3).
http/ /www .wtamu.edu/journal/volume-7-number-3.aspxx#patterson

 

Patterson, K. B. (2010). Setting-up for success: Building a successful classroom community through classroom management. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 5(1). http:/ /www .multiculturaljournal.com/volumes/5/1/#patterson

 

Patterson, K. B., & Krudwig, K. (2010). Quick! Close the door! Increasing school choice for students with disabilities. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 4(3). http:/ /www .multiculturaljournal.com/volumes/4/#patterson

 

Patterson, K. B., Krudwig, K., & Webb, K. (2009). Family as faculty parents: Influence on teachers’ beliefs about family partnerships. Preventing School Failure. 54(1), 41-50.

 

Patterson, K. B. (2008). The effects of response cards on off-tasks behavior and academic
performance of African American boys with emotional and behavioral disorders. The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 3(6). http:/ /www .multiculturaljournal.com/issues/

 

Patterson, K. B., Seabrooks, J. J., & Syverud, S. M. (2008). A call for collaboration: Not jack of all trades. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 45(1), 16-21.

 

Webb, K. W., Seabrooks, J. J., Patterson, K. B., & Syverud, S. M. (2008). Evidenced based practices that promote transition to postsecondary education: Listening to a decade of expert voices. Exceptionality, 16(4), 192-206.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Syverud, S. M. (2007). Beyond parent involvement: Facilitating successful partnerships with culturally and linguistically diverse families. The Journal of Multiculturalism Education, 2(10). http:/ /www .multiculturaljournal.com/issues/

 

Patterson, K. B. (2006). Roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals: In their own words. Teaching Exceptional Children Plus. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ967108

 

Patterson, K. B. (2005). Increasing positive outcomes for African-American males
in special education with the use of guided notes. The Journal of Negro Education, 74(4), 311-320.

 

Patterson, K. B. (2005). What classroom teachers need to know about IDEA ‘97. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 41(2), 62-7.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS
Patterson, K. B., Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., & Williams, G. (in press). Special Education Issues. In A. Mungai & D. Thornburg (Eds.), School reform in high need schools: Teaching the next generation. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

 

Patterson, K. B., Hunt, K., & Seabrooks-Blackmore, J. (2015). Social issues facing children in schools: In J. Kunz & C. Stuart (Eds.), Sociology: Beyond the millennium (4th ed., pp. 35-52). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

 

Onarato, J., & Patterson, K. B. (2014). Professionalism. In G. Williams, C. Thomas, L. Roberson, & J. Seabrooks (Eds.), Special education: Case by case (pp. 443-459). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

 

Patterson, K. B., Tanase, M., & Lastrapes, W. (2014). Collaboration. In G. Williams, C. Thomas, L. Roberson, & J. Seabrooks (Eds.). Special education: Case by case (pp. 137-154). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Cavanaugh, T. (2012). Assistive technology in the transition process. In M. L. Wehmeyer & K. W. Webb (Eds.). Handbook of adolescent transition education for youth with disabilities (pp. 233-245). Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.


PROCEEDINGSDeveloped from Peer Reviewed Conference Proposals

Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Webb, K. W., Patterson, K. B., Reed, D., & Fleming, D. (2014). The
I-I-I-s have it! Advancing academic skills among students with disabilities through assistive technology in urban settings. International Conference of Urban Education.

 

PRESENTATIONS - Refereed National and International Conferences
Lastrapes, W., Tanase, M., & Patterson, K. B. (Accepted; 2016, February). Successful collaboration in inclusive settings between general education and special education teachers. The 96th Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Bolaños, M., Rowe, T., Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Webb, K., & Patterson, K. B. (2015, November). Moving on to the next steps: KEYS unlocking access through peer mentoring. Poster session presented at Council for Exceptional Children Division on Career Development and Transition, International Conference, Portland, OR.

 

Syverud, S., Reed, D., Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Patterson, K. B., Hersh, B., Myers, S., & Santucci, J. (2015, October). A university-schools partnership that fosters citizenship for children with disabilities. 69th Annual Florida Council for Exceptional Children, Orlando, FL.

 

Webb, K., Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Patterson, K. B., & Rowe, T. (2015, November). College students with ASD: Listening to their ideas about transition to postsecondary education enrollment. International Division on Career Development and Transition conference, Portland, Oregon.

 

Toglia, M., Alloway, T., Bennett, K., & Patterson, K. B. (2015, March) Working memory and false memory in children with autism. Southeastern Psychological Association. 61st Annual Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

 

Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Webb, K. W., Patterson, K. B., Reed, D., & Fleming, D. (2014, November). The I-I-I-s have it! Advancing academic skills among students with disabilities through assistive technology in urban settings. International Conference on Urban Education, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies.

 

Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Webb, K. W., Patterson, K. B., Rowe, T., & Bolanos, M. (2013, November). ACCESS Academy: Removing limits to success. Poster session presented at the International Division on Career Development and Transition conference, Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

Webb, K., Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Patterson, K. B., Rowe, T., Castanos, M., & Ale, J. (2013, November). THRIVING in postsecondary education: Preparing college students with ASD to succeed in college. Poster session presented at the International Division on Career Development and Transition conference, Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

Lupi, M. H., Martin, S. M., Colley, D., Miller, K., & Patterson, K. B. (November, 2013). Changing expectations for higher education academic leadership: Steering through unknown rapids. The 36th Annual conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., & Patterson, K. B. (April, 2013). Boosting ACCESS to success! Pacific Rim International Conferences on Disabilities, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Patterson, K. B., Svyerud, S., & Reed, D. (February, 2013). Fostering civic awareness of our teacher candidates in a PDS context: Meeting the needs of school partners, struggling learners, and students with exceptionalities. The Gulf-South Summit regional conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Lupi, M. H., Martin, S. M., Colley, D., Miller, K., & Patterson, K. B. (November, 2012). Academic leadership in the 21st century. 35th Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

Lupi, M. H., Miller, K., Patterson, K. B., & Colley, D. (November, 2011). Faculty moving forward to higher education administration: The importance of mentoring by senior colleagues. Teacher Education Division, Council for Exceptional Children, Austin, Texas.

 

Repetto, J. R., Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Williams, G., Patterson, K. B., & Webb, K. W. (2011). Gaps in transition education of teacher candidates: A discussion among teacher educators. Invited presentation at the International Division on Career Development and Transition conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Seabrooks-Blackmore, J., Williams, G., & Patterson, K. B., & Webb, K. W. (April, 2011). Edublog power: Communicating across diverse groups of students, parents, and educators. Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Lupi, M., Martin, S., Miller, K., & Patterson, K. B. (November, 2010). Continuing the conversation: The challenges of department and college leadership. Teacher Education Division (TED), St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Salmon, O. (2010, October). Looking at second language learning via the lens of a learning disability. Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE), St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

Williams, G., Seabrooks, J., & Patterson, K. B. (2008, November). Do community based services for students with significant disabilities work? Evaluating outcomes. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.

 

Roberson, L., Williams, G., Seabrooks, J., & Patterson, K. B. (2008, November). Maximizing brain-friendly teaching methods in inclusive settings. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Syverud, S. (2008, November). Closing the gap between research and practice for preservice teachers. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.

 

Patterson, K. B., Syverud, S., & Seabrooks, J. (2008, May). The effects of response cards on off-task and academic performance of African-American boys with emotional and behavior disorders. The 34th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Syverud, S., & Patterson, K. B. (2008, April). Teaching beginning reading. Workshop presentation at the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers 12th Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference, Orlando, Florida.

 

Krudwig, K., Webb, K., & Patterson, K. (2007, April). Crying, complaining, connecting: Real parents meet with teacher candidates for IEPs. Paper presented at the National CEC Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Syverud, S., & Patterson, K. B. (2007, September). A win-win outcome: Pre-service teachers tutoring struggling first graders. Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, Florida.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Krudwig, K. (2006, November). Action research: Self-efficacy and willingness to teach students with special needs. Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children Conference, San Diego, California.

 

Syverud, S., & Patterson, K. B. (2006, November). Pre-service teachers providing a safety net for struggling first graders. Teacher Education Division of The Council for Exceptional Children Conference, San Diego, California.

 

Patterson, K. B., Syverud, S. M., & Seabrooks, J. (2006, January). The effects of guided notes on African American males with emotional and behavioral disorders. Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Syverud, S. (2006, January). Advancing young children in reading. Paper presented at the Florida Division for Learning Disabilities: Rising to the Challenge, Orlando, Florida.

 

Patterson, K. B., Syverud, S. M., & Seabrooks, J. (2006, January). A positive intervention for students with learning disabilities: Using guided notes. Paper presented at the Florida Division for Learning Disabilities: Rising to the Challenge, Orlando, Florida.

 

Patterson, K. B., Stout, L., Roberson, L., & Seabrooks, J. (2006, January). Increasing learning opportunities with brain friendly teaching strategies. Florida Division for Learning Disabilities: Rising to the Challenge, Orlando, Florida.

 

Patterson, K. B., & Syverud, S. M. (2005, January). Using guided notes to improve the academic performance of minority students with emotional or behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. Florida Division for Learning Disabilities: The ABCs of SLD, Orlando, Florida.

 

Seabrooks, J., Roberson L., Williams, G., & Patterson, K. B. (2005, January). Learning
strategies for teachers. Florida Division for Learning Disabilities: The ABCs of SLD, Orlando, Florida.

 

Syverud, S. M., & Patterson, K. B. (2005, January). Empowering parents: Learn how to
teach your preschooler to read. Florida Division for Learning Disabilities: The ABCs of SLD, Orlando, Florida.

 

Patterson, K. B. (2004, February). Using peers as change agents: The effects on the disruptive behavior of children with developmental disabilities. Division on Career Development and Transition Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Patterson, K. B. (2004, June). The effects of a group-oriented contingency on children with developmental disabilities. The Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Woolsey, M. L., & Patterson, K. B. (2004, October). A magic wand for behavior management? Nah, but close! Florida Federation Council for Exceptional Children, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Seabrooks, J., Woolsey M. L., Roberson L., & Patterson, K. B. (2004, November). Practicing what we teach: Modeling pedagogies for diversity for pre-service and in-service teachers. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Patterson, K. B. (2003, October). The effects of a group-oriented contingency on the disruptive behavior of children with developmental disabilities. Florida Federation Council for Exceptional Children, Orlando, Florida.
 

 

 


 

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