Peggy Hickman

Associate Professor , School of Education

Taylor 310B/450 S. Easton Road/Glenside, PA 19038 1 (267) 620-4132 By Appointment

About Me

Peggy Hickman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at Arcadia University.  She completed her doctorate in Multicultural Special Education at the University of Texas, Austin, as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from UTAustin and an M.Ed. in Bilingual/Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Her dissertation was titled Sociocultural Dimensions of White Principal Leadership in Multicultural Elementary Schools.  Her research interests include multicultural special education, educator preparation related to diverse and multicultural populations, and educational leadership in diverse cultural and linguistic environments, with children in general and special education.  She has consulted regionally 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 . She has also co-authored publications on these topics with Ed.D. students in Arcadia’s Doctoral Program in Education. In addition, Dr. Hickman taught school-aged students for 9 years including students in pre-kindergarten through second grade, in monolingual English and bilingual inclusive settings.

Areas Of Focus

RTI, multicultural special education, educator preparation related to diverse and multicultural populations, and educational leadership in diverse cultural and linguistic environments, with children in general and special education

Hometown
Roslyn

Home Country
U.S.A.

Languages
English, Spanish

Publications

First Author 2014

Elementary principal leadership for equitable learning environments for diverse Latina/o students

Article, NYS TESOL Journal, 1(2), 130-141

Co-Authored with Garcia, S. B.

Co-Author 2014

Re-imagining quality education for Latin@ students at the crossroads of disability and second language acquisition within a Response to Intervention framework

Article, NYS TESOL Journal, 1(2), 130-141

Co-Authored with Dray, B.

Co-Author 2011

Understanding complex ecologies to disentangle White identity: It’s a journey, not a destination

Article, Curriculum and Teaching, 26(2), 85-100

Co-Authored with Dray, B.

first author 2009

Dynamic Read-Aloud Strategies for English Learners: Building Language and Literacy in the Primary Grades

Book, International Reading Association

Co-Authored with Dr. Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola

Co-Author 2009

“Teacher, it’s just like what happens at my house.”

Article, TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 5(6)

Co-Authored with Verden, C. E.

first author 2004

Storybook Reading: Improving Vocabulary and Comprehension for English-Language Learners

Article, The Reading Teacher, Vo. 57, no. 88, pp. 2-12

Co-Authored with Pollard-Durodola, S. & Vaughn, S.

Co-Author 2003

Effective Reading Instruction for English Language Learners with Reading Difficulties

Article, Elementary School Journal, 103(3), 221-237

Co-Authored with Linan-Thompson, S., Vaughn, S. R., & Kouzekanani, K.

Co-Author 2003

Response to Treatment as a Way of Identifying Students with Reading/Learning Disabilities

Article, Exceptional Children, 69(4), 391-410

Co-Authored with Vaughn, S. R., Linan-Thompson, S., & Hickman, P.

Co-Author 2002

Supplemental Reading Instruction for Students at Risk for Reading Disabilities: Improve Reading Thirty Minutes at a Time

Article, Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 17(4), 242-251

Co-Authored with Linan-Thompson. S.

Research Summary

Peggy Hickman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Education at Arcadia University.  She completed her doctorate in Multicultural Special Education at the University of Texas, Austin, as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from UTAustin and an M.Ed. in Bilingual/Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Her dissertation was titled Sociocultural Dimensions of White Principal Leadership in Multicultural Elementary Schools.  Her research interests include multicultural special education, educator preparation related to diverse and multicultural populations, and educational leadership in diverse cultural and linguistic environments, with children in general and special education.  She has consulted regionally 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 . She has also co-authored publications on these topics with Ed.D. students in Arcadia’s Doctoral Program in Education. In addition, Dr. Hickman taught school-aged students for 9 years including students in pre-kindergarten through second grade, in monolingual English and bilingual inclusive settings.