Dr. Peggy Hickman
Peggy Hickman, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the Masters in Special Education Program in the School of Education at Arcadia University. She completed her doctorate in Multicultural Special Education at the University of Texas, Austin in 2004. Her research interests include multicultural special education, early literacy and biliteracy, and educational leadership in diverse cultural and linguistic environments, with children in general and special education. She has consulted locally and presented regionally, nationally and internationally on these topics. She has published articles in Learning Disabilities Quarterly, Exceptional Children, Teaching Exceptional Children, and The Reading Teacher, and a co-authored book published by the International Reading Association entitled Dynamic Read-Aloud Strategies for English Learners: Building Language and Literacy in the Primary Grades. In addition, Dr. Hickman taught school-aged students for nine years including students in pre-kindergarten through second grade in monolingual English and bilingual inclusive settings.