Professor Philip D. Nordness
- Special Education & Communication Disorders, Distinguished Professor
Spent four years teaching children with emotional and behavioral disorders in Minnesota before getting a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
My current research is focused on addressing the shortage of special education teachers and interdisciplinary collaborations to meet the mental health and behavioral needs of children at-risk of school failure. On-going collaborations with Siauliai University in Lithuania and the University of Eastern Finland.
Awards and Honors
Peter Kiewit Distinguished Professor, Leadership - 2021
Nordness, Philip, Hagaman, Jessica, Herskovitz, Rebecca, Leader Janssen, Elizabeth. 2019. POWER UP: A Persuasive Writing Strategy for Secondary Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Journal of Education and Learning, 8, 4, 32-42.
Leader Janssen, Elizabeth, Nordness, Philip, Swain, Kristine, Hagaman, Jessica. 2016. Students’ Perceptions of an Online Graduate Program in Special Education for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Teacher Education and Special Education, 39, 4, 246-258.
Externally Funded Research
Interdisciplinary Personnel Prep, Federal, 11/01/2020 - 10/31/2021