Nicole Anthony PhD

Assistant Professor
Grace Jacobs Building
7th Floor, Room 730

2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216

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Dr. Nicole Anthony is an innovative, forward-thinking assistant professor of special education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She attended Norfolk State University (NSU), graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Dr. Anthony earned an MSEd with dual general and special education certifications from Touro College. Additionally, Dr. Anthony attended Cambridge College, where she received an Ed.S in Administration and Supervision grades K-12. Finally, she earned a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in special education from Old Dominion University. For more than 20 years, Dr. Anthony has served in multiple roles in the New York City and Norfolk, Virginia Public School systems. She holds a New York State permanent certification in special education and is a Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) Certified interventionist. Dr. Anthony is also a certified Reading Research to Classroom Practice level 1 instructor through the North Carolina State Improvement Project. Prior to coming to Coppin State University, Dr. Anthony was the assistant chair of the EEMRS Department at Fayetteville State University (FSU). During her tenure at FSU, she spearheaded the Autism Advisory Council. The Autism Advisory Council was dedicated to bringing Cumberland community members together to create opportunities for autistic youth. An article about the council can be found here. Currently, Dr. Anthony is president-elect of the Maryland Council for Exceptional Children chapter. She is also a founding organizer of “Making Autism Work in the Community Day” at Coppin State University. This annual event creates spaces for connections and information sharing to facilitate neurodiversity acceptance and inclusion. A short clip from the inaugural resource fair is found below. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5si4s960babxg8z/AUTSIM_CLIP_FOR_KAI.mp4?dl=0

Selected Publications

Anthony, N. (2022). Supporting adolescents with autism using technology to interact with peers. Autism Spectrum News. 14 (3). ASN Winter 2022 Issue - Autism Spectrum News

Anthony, N., & Bobzien, J. (2021). Using two formats of a social story to increase the social-communication skills of adolescents with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 1-12. doi.10.1007/s10803-021-05298-w

Anthony, N., Campbell, E. (2020). Promoting collaboration among special educators, social workers, and families impacted by autism spectrum disorders. Advance in Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 4, 319-324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41252-020-00171-w

Selected Presentations

Anthony, N. (2022). Disrupting and Dismantling the Preschool to Prison Pipeline for Multiply Marginalized Students with Disabilities. National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change. Georgia Southern University: Savannah, Georgia

Anthony, N., & Bills, K. (2020). “Examining the Relationship Between Race and College Dropout Rates for Students with ASD”. Hackley Research Series: Fayetteville, North Carolina Anthony, N. (2020). "Developing Social Competence in Adolescents with ASD," NCCEC Annual Conference: Greensboro, North Carolina.

Anthony, N., & Poe, C. (2019). “What the African American Community Needs to Know About Special Education Law: IDEA (2004)”. National Black Child Institute Conference: Chicago, Illinois.

Research Interests

Career trajectories and postsecondary outcomes for students of color with ASD Culturally affirming, social communication interventions that center Black adolescents with ASD and their families Dismantling the school to prison pipeline for children of color with disabilities by decriminalizing disability

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