Nancy J. Nelson Ph.D.

Nancy J. Nelson
Courtesy Assistant Professor
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Organizational Group: 
Reading Clinic

Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2011, School Psychology
M.A., San Francisco State University, 2006, Special Education
B.A., Willamette University, 2002, Psychology/Spanish

Other licenses:

  • WWC Group Design Standards 3.0
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • Initial School Psychologist, PreK-12 (Oregon)
  • Initial II Teaching License, Special Education, PreK-12 (Oregon)
  • ESOL Endorsement (Oregon)
  • Level II Clear Education Specialist Credential, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, K-12 (California)
  • CLAD Endorsement (California)
  • Learning Disabilities Quarterly “Must Reads” Award, 2014: Nelson-Walker, N. J., Fien, H., Kosty, D. B., Smolkowski, K. Smith, J. L. M., & Baker, S. K. (2013) Evaluating the effects of a systemic intervention on first-grade teachers’ explicit reading instruction. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 36, 215-230.
  • Research Fellowship, Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial Institute, 2014
  • Early Scholar Seminar Fellowship, Center for Improving the Learning of Fractions, 2013
Research Interests: 
  • Math and literacy assessment and intervention
  • Instructional gaming technology
  • Classroom observation
  • Implementation science
  • Data based decision making
  • Systems implementation
  • Middle school