Dr. Pamela Mims
Systematic Instruction for students with low incidence disabilities
Data collection and data based decision making for students with low incidence disabilities
Access to the general curriculum for students with low incidence disabilities
Literacy and grade aligned ELA
Assistive technology to promote meaningful communication for students with low incidence disabilities
Inclusion for students with low incidence disabilities
Dr. Pamela Mims, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Research and Grants as well as Associate Professor of Special Education at the College of Education at East Tennessee State University. Prior to her time at ETSU, she received her PhD in Special Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and served as the lead Research Scientist for the National Alternate Assessment Center at UNCC.
She has over 13 years of experience at an Institution of Higher Education in the special education field and seven years of direct experience with individuals with significant disabilities.
Dr. Mims' areas of interest and research include the following: students with significant intellectual disabilities and autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, access to the general curriculum, data based decision making, and systematic instruction.
Additionally, she has numerous publications including peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and curriculum on systematic instruction and accessing the general curriculum for students with significant disabilities.
She has spent extensive time writing extended content standards for state departments of education, as well as training educators and administrators on alternate assessments within the United States. Additionally, she is the co-author of several curriculum through Attainment Company including, Access: Language Arts, Pathways to Literacy, and Teaching To Standards: English/Language Arts.
Recently, Dr. Mims served as the Principal Investigator on a Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences Research Grant, Access: Language Arts; and continues to conduct research and provide professional development to teachers nationally and internationally on topics related to students with low incidence disabilities, specifically access to the general curriculum, and systematic instruction.