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Dr. Laura Isbell

Assistant Professor and Interim Department Head

Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location: Sowers Education South #204

Phone: 903-886-5413


Professional Vita



Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Minor in Special Education

University of North Texas     2013

Denton, TX

Major: Curriculum & Instruction

Minor: Special Education with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Dissertation: Secondary Teachers Concerns About Response to Intervention: Using the Concerns-Based Model

Master's of Business Administration

University of Texas at Dallas     2007

Richardson, TX

Major: Business Administration

Minor: Strategic Management

Master's of Business Administration - Study Abroad

European School of Economics

International Studies and Business Ethics     2006

Lucca, Italy

Bachelor of Science

University of North Texas     2004

Denton, TX

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

EC-6 certification and EC- 12 Special Education certification

Professional Experience

Fall 2013-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A & M-Commerce, Commerce, TX

Responsibilities Include:

Summer 2013: Adjunct Faculty Member, EDRE 4870 Cross Cultural Literacy, University of North Texas, Department of Teacher Education and Administration

Fall 2009-Spring 2013: Graduate Assistant, Department of Teaching Education and Administration, University of North Texas

Responsibilities Include:

Fall 2008- Fall 2009: IBM, Curriculum Re-structuring Team for New Hires, Internal Sales Specialist, Coppell, TX

Fall 2004- Summer 2008: Elementary Education Teacher, 4th grade, Plano Independent School District, Plano, TX.

Areas of Specialization

Response to Intervention

Curriculum development & design

Teachers’ pre-service and in-service professional development

Special education curriculum and concerns

Teacher Preparation

Teacher and teaching quality


Generalist Grades EC-4, SBEC-Texas

Special Education Grades EC-12, SBEC-Texas

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