Faculty and Staff Profiles

KAY C REEVES
Clinical Assoc Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: kcreeves@memphis.edu
Office Location: 401 C Ball Hall
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Kay C. Reeves is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Memphis. Dr. Reeves teaches special education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, on campus and online.

Dr. Reeves serves as Principal Investigator (PI) on 4 grants: BASE-TN; Project Memphis; Regional Intervention Program (RIP); Special Education Institute.

She is the Special Education Program Coordinator in the Instructional and Curriuculum Leadership department.

She serves as faculty advisor to the Student Council for Exceptional Children as well as serving on the TN Board of Regents core narrative writing team and across campus committees.  

Dr. Reeves was previously an Assistant Professor at Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi where she taught graduate level courses in a Differentiated Instruction program.  She previously taught reading and math in a high school Special Education Resource program in Memphis, TN. Dr. Reeves has taught elementary age students in a Gifted and Talented program and 7th grade Social Studies in NC.

Research interests include: transition of students with mild learning disabilities into the workplace; teenagers with Asperger Syndrome and their social life perceptions; readability of materials for parents of children with special needs; and teacher education preparation programs.

Dr. Reeves received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a Special Education concentration at The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.

She served as Secretary for TN Council for Exceptional Children, 2006 and TN CEC Treasurer from 2007-2009. 

    

Additional Information

 Division of Developmental Disabilities    


Work Experience

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership/Special Education - The University of Memphis - 2011 -
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership/Special Education - The University of Memphis - 07/ 2007 - 2011
  • Instructor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership/Special Education - The University of Memphis - 8/05 - 8/07
  • Temporary Instructor, Instruction and Curriculum Leadership/Special Education - The University of Memphis - 1/05 -4/05
  • Assistant Professor, Education - Mississippi University for Women - 8/05-12/05
  • Educator, Special Education - Memphis City Schools/TN - 8/96 -6/04
  • Adjunct, Special Education - The University of Memphis - 6/03 -12/04
  • Educator, Special Education - Franklin County Schools/NC - 8/95 - 6/96
  • Educator, Gifted Education - Rocky Mount City Schools, NC - 1977-1979
  • Educator, Social Studies - Rocky Mount City Schools, NC - 1970-1972
Honors/Awards
  • PI Millionaire Award - The University of Memphis - February 26, 2013
  • Finalist -Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award - The University of Memphis - 2013
  • Dean's Excellence in Service Award - The University of Memphis College of Education, Health, and Human Science - 2012
  • Excellence in Service Departmental Award - The University of Memphis Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department - 2011
  • Finalist-Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award - The University of Memphis - 2009-2010
  • Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award - The University of Memphis College of Education - 2009
  • Program Coordinator Award - The University of Memphs Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership - 2009
  • Dissertation Award Nominee - Phi Delta Kappa International Honor Society - 2004
  • Phi Kappa Phi - Phi Kappa Phi/Honor Society/The University of Memphis - 2000
  • Kappa Delta Pi - Lambda Gamma Chapter/The University of Memphis - 1999

Teaching Experience

  • Special Education (U)/(G) - The University of Memphis
  • Instruction and Curriculum (G) - The University of Memphis
  • Differentiated Studies (G) - Mississippi University for Women

Support

  • Project Memphis - TN Department of Education Early Interventiion - $241,584.00 - July 2014-June 30, 2015
  • Project Memphis - TN Department of Education Early Intervention - $230,607.00 - July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014
  • Project Memphis - TN Department of Education Early Intervention - $200,000.00 - July 1, 2012 -June 30, 2013
  • BASE-TN - TN Department of Education - $900,000.00 - July 1, 2012- June 30, 2015
  • Special Education Institute - TN Department of Education - $945,000.00 - July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015
  • Project Memphis - Department of Education - $220, 696.00 - July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012
  • BASE TN - Department of Education - $1,323,991.00 - July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012
  • Special Education Institute - Department of Education - $1,075,302.00 - July 1, 2010- June 30, 2012
  • Regional Intervention Program (RIP) - Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - $115,595.00 - July 1, 2010- June 30, 2011
  • Project Memphis - Tennessee Department of Education Early Intervention - $148,000.00 - 2010-2011
  • Project Memphis - Tennessee Department of Education - $148,000.00 - 2009-2010
  • Project Memphis - Tennessee Department of Education - $148,000.00 - 2008-2009

Outreach

  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society - Membership Committee - 2010-2011 - Lambda Chapter
  • TN Council for Exceptional Children - Treasurer - 2007-Fall 2009 - TNCEC
  • TN Council for Exceptional Children - Secretary - 2005 - 2006 - TNCEC
  • Juror for Annual Reading Fair - Elementary Students - March, 2010 - Pleasant View School
  • Family Literacy - Parents - Spring, 2010 - Porter-Leath Headstart
  • Toy Fair - Parents - December, 2009 - Ready, Set, Grow!
  • Special Education in Early Childhood - Daycare Staff - November, 2009 - Hope House Day Care
  • Expert Witness - Law Students - June, 2008 - U of M Law School
Service
  • The University of Memphis - NCATE SPA Writer for Special Education TAL and MAT programs - Fall 2012 - Fall 2013
  • The University of Memphis - Search Chair for 2 Special Education Instructors - Spring 2012
  • The University of Memphis - Special Education Program Coordinator - July 2010 - 2012
  • The University of Memphis - ICL Leadership Team Committee - 2010-2012
  • The University of Memphis - School Psychology Coordinating Committee - 2010-2013
  • The University of Memphis - Search Chair for Special Education Instructor - Fall 2011
  • The University of Memphis - TN TBR Problem-Base Learning Core Writing Team - 2010-2011
  • The University of Memphis - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 2010-2011
  • The University of Memphis - TN Performance Assessment Team - Ready2Teach - 2009- Present
  • The University of Memphis - Teaching Committee - Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
  • The University of Memphis - Core Team - Problem-Based Learning- TBR - Fall 2008 - present
  • The University of Memphis - Faculty Advisor for Student division of the Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) - 2005-2011
  • The University of Memphis - Search Chair for Special Education Instructor - Summer 2009
  • The University of Memphis - Special Education Program Coordinator - Fall 2008- Summer 2009
  • The University of Memphis - Memphis City Schools Special Education Advisory Board - 2008-2009
  • The University of Memphis - Welcome Back Students - 2005 - Present
  • The University of Memphis - Advisory Council for Special Education - 2005-Present
  • The University of Memphis - Master's Comprehensive Orals Evaluator (College of Education) - 2005- Present
  • The University of Memphis - Teacher Education Program Interviewer ( College of Education) - 2005-Present
  • The University of Memphis - Search Chair for Special Education Instructor - Summer 2008
  • The University of Memphis - Search Chair for Special Education Instructor - Spring 2008
  • The University of Memphis - 3Rs (Recruitment and Retention through the Reinvention of Teacher Education Grant - 2006- 2008
  • The University of Memphis - Dual Program/ Elem/Sped (College of Education) - 2006- Present
  • The University of Memphis - Recruitment, Retention, and Development of Faculty -Summit Team #8 (College of Education) - 2006- 2007
  • The University of Memphis - Undergraduate Committee (College of Education) - 2006
  • The University of Memphis - Search Committee SPED: SPED Instructor for the Memphis and Jackson Center - 2005
  • Mississippi University for Women - Research Proposal Grant Review Committee - 2004
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Lambda - Member - Fall 2012-present
  • UT Boling Center Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council - Committee Member - 2010-2014
  • TN Task Force for Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities - Committee - 2013-2014
  • TN Task Force for Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities - Committee - 2012-2013
  • TN Task Force for Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities - Committee - Fall 2010- 2011
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Lamda Chapter - Membership Committee - 2010-2011
  • TN Council for Exceptional Children - Treasurer - 2008-2009
  • TN Council for Exceptional Children - Secretary - 2005-2006
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Foreman, P. (2009). Education of students with an intellectual disability: Research and practice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, INC. Reviewed by Reeves, K. & Casey, L.B. (2010). The University of Memphis.      
  • Book Chapter

    Casey, L.B., Reeves, K.C., & Connor, E.(2012).Using technology in the world of play. In S. Blake, D. Winsor, & A. Lees (Eds). Child Development and the Use of Technology: Perspectives, Applications and Experiences. Hershey, PA: IGI.

          
  • Gamoran, A. (Ed.) (2007). Standards-based reform and the poverty gap: Lessons from No Child Left Behind. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press. Reviewed by Casey, L. B. & Reeves, K. (2008). The University of Memphis.
Journal Articles
  •   Koh, M., Sunwoo, S., & Reeves, K.C. (2014). Voices of culturally and linguistically diverse parents: The case of Korean-American parents. De Gruyter.       
  • Casey, L. B., Reeves, K.C., & Williamson, R. (2013). Readability of documents provided to urban parents. Journal of Urban Education.
  • Koh, M., Shin, S., & Reeves, K. (2009). Voices of culturally and linguistically diverse parents: A story of Korean parents of preschoolers.Michigan Academician, 39 (1), 11 - 29. 
  • Koh, M., Shin, S., & Reeves, K. (2008). Korean teachers: A crisis in confidence. ESL Magazine, 63. 
Presentations
  • Williamson, R., Hunter, W., Casey, L., & Reeves, K. (July 15, 2014). iPads and autism: Examining iPad-based AAC on the ability to mand. Annual Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division of International Special Education and Services, Braga, Portugal.(Refereed)
  • Reeves, K., Hunter, L., & Sego, C. (April 20, 2013). Ipad apps as developmental teaching tools for young children birth to 3. A presentation at Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children (MAEYC). (Refereed)

  • Reeves, K.C. (Summer, 1999-2013). Families with Special Needs. Presentation to a counseling class in the Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.    (Non-refereed)   
  • Robertson, J. S., Casey, L.B., Reeves, K.C., Singleton, J., Taylor, S., & Williamson, R.L. (April, 2011). Higher education inclusion: What do unified teacher preparation programs look like? International Conference of Council for Exceptional Children, National Harbor, MD. (Refereed)      

  • Robertson, J. S., Casey, L.B., Reeves, K., & Smith, C. (2011, April). Does alternative preparation fo special education teachers impact teacher retention? AERA National Conference, New Orleans, LA.(Refereed)    
  •  Roberston, J.S., Casey, L.B., Williamson, R.L., Reeves, K., Smith, C. (2011, April). What principals want to know about special education. AERA National Conference, New Orleans, LA. (Refereed)
  •  Casey, L.B., Zanksas, S., Williamson, R., & Reeves, K. (2011, April). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress in parents following a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. AERA National Conference, New Orleans, LA.(Refereed)     
  • Williamson, R., Reeves, K., Robertson, J., Smith, C. (April, 2010). Transition: Targets vs Realities. International Conference of Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN.(Refereed)     
  • Reeves, K. (Spring, 2010). Inclusion: How to read an Individual Education Plan. Presentation for Teaching All Learners dual licensure undergraduate students. (Non-refereed)   
  • Reeves, K. (Fall 2011). What are IEP meetings like? A  presentation in the Department of Communications.(Non-refereed) 
  • Reeves, K.(Spring 2011). What are learning disabilities? How do they affect an individual?: A simulation.  A presentation at the UT Medical School Occupational Therapists.(Non-refereed) 
  •  Reeves, K. (Spring, 2009). Quality of life: Perspectives from adults with mild cognitive development or learning disabilities.  Transition presentation.  (Non-refereed) 
  • Reeves, K. & Smith, C. (Fall, 2009). It's so hard to be your friend: Teaching social skills to teens. Challenges & Choices Education Conference.   (Non-refereed)  
  • Allen, L., Grant, M., & Reeves, K. (Spring,2009). Developing the competencies to conduct effective online courses. Professional development workshop.  (Non-refereed)  
  • Reeves, K. (Spring, 2009). How to create a CREDE classroom. Presentation to Early Childhood graduate students.  (Non-refereed) 
  •  Reeves, K. (Fall, 2009). Do you know your responsibilities: Appropriate education for students with special needs..Presentation to ICL 7993 Professional seminar for graduate student teachers.(Non-refereed) 
  •  McCullough, A., Reeves, K., & Ransdell, M.(2009). Increasing student participation in higher education: The CREDE principle. Center for Education Development, Evaluation and Research (CEDER). 6th Annual Conference.    (Refereed)  
  • Reeves, K. (Fall, 2008). My legal responsibilities as a regular education classroom teacher of students with special needs. Seminar presentation to student teachers.    (Non-refereed) 
  • Ransdell, M., Reeves, K., & McCullough, A. (2008). Engaging students: CREDE in a college classroom. Tennessee Association for Childhood Education International. State conference. (Refereed)  
  • Reeves, K. (2008). Inclusion issues: What regular education classsroom teachers need to know. Seminar presentation to student teachers. The University of Memphis. (Non-refereed) 
  • Reeves, K. (2008). Urban diverse learners: Who are they?  Presentation to undergraduate education students. The University of Memphis.(Non-refereed) 
  • Reeves, K.C. (October, 2006). Teaching Mathematics to Students with Special Needs. Presentation to graduate mathematic majors in the College of Education, The University of Memphis.    (Non-refereed) 
  • Reeves, K.C. (February, 2006). The Impact of Computers on Persons with Severe Disabilities. Poster presentation for the Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children State Conference, Memphis, TN. (Refereed) 
  • Roberston, J.S., & Reeves, K.C. (July, 2006). Learning Objects for Fun and Profit. Poster presentation for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) International Conference, Nashville, TN.  (Refereed)   
  • Reeves, K.C., & Tingle, L. (August, 2005). Understanding Your Students to Increase Academic Achievement. Presentation given to high school teachers for professional development at Houston High School, Shelby County, TN. (Non-refereed)   
  • Koh, M., & Reeves, K.C. (October, 2004). Korean Parents and the American School System. Paper presented at the annual Mid-Western Research Association Conference.  (Refereed)   
  • Reeves, K.C., & Tingle, L. (August, 2004). Understanding Your Students for Effective Instructional Practices. Presentation given to high school teachers in an alternative school setting for professional development, Shelby County Schools, TN. (Non-refereed)    

Appendix A - Teaching Experience

  • SPED 7000 - Psy.Ed Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 7000 - Psy.Ed.Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 7212 - Ed. Prog. Presc. Ed. Disabl
  • SPED 8121 - Ed. Prog. Presc. Ed. Disabl
  • SPED 7000 - Psy. Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 7000 - Psy. Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 7042 - Advanced Intern in Sped
  • SPED 8002 - Independent Study
  • SPED 7000 - Psy-Ed.Problems of Exceptional Children and
  • SPED 7000 - Psy-Ed.Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 7000 - Psy-Ed.Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 3802 - Assessment of Learners
  • ICL 4021 - Professional and Ethical Practices in an Inclusive Environment
  • SPED 7000 - Psy-Ed.Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • ICL 7106 Online - Professional and Ethical Standards in an Exclusive Environment
  • SPED 7121 Online G - Ed. Prog. Presc. Ed/Disabl
  • ICL 7106 Online Grad - Professional and Ethical Practices in an Inclusive Environment
  • SPED 7000 - Psyc. Ed. Prob. of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 7000 - Psyc. Ed. Prob. of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • ICL 7106 Graduate - Professional and Ethical Practices in an Inclusive Environment
  • ICL 4021 Online Unde - Professional and Ethical Practices in an Inclusive Environemnt
  • SPED 7000 Graduate - Psyc. Ed. Prob.of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • ICL 7106 Graduate - Professional and Ethical Standards in an Inclusive Environment
  • ICL 4021 Online Unde - Professional and Ethical Standards in an Inclusive Environment
  • ICL 7104 - Accomodating Diverse Learners
  • SPED 7000 - Psyc. Ed. Prob. of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • SPED 7000 online - Psyc. Ed. Prob. of Exceptional Children and Adults
  • ICL 4021 online - Professional and Ethical Practices in an Inclusive Environment
  • ICL 7106 - Professional and Ethical Practices in an Inclusive Environment
  • SPED 7000 - Psyc. Ed. Prob. of Children and Adults
  • ICL 7104 - Accommodating Diverse Urban Learners
  • SPED 4900 eCoursewa - Consultation with School/Family/Community
  • SPED 6900 eCoursewar - Consultation with School/Family/Community
  • ICL 3901 - Special Problems Instruction
Appendix C - Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • Casey, L.B., Serio, C., Elswick, S., Johnson, M., & Reeves,K.(2010). Using brief intervention probes to determine the most effective RtI tier 3 reading fluency strategy. ( In Revew: Learning Disabilities Research & Practice).   
  • Casey, L.B., & Reeves, K.(2009). Analyzing written text provided to economically disadvantaged parents. Grant proposal. for $41,000.00  
  • Reviewer for Allyn & Bacon: Bryant/Smith/Bryant:. Teaching students with special needs in Inclusive classrooms, 1st ed.  
  • Prospectus Reviewer for Allyn and Bacon: Fiedler, C.: Establishing effective partnerships with parents and families of children with disabilities: Transformation, empowerment, and advocacy.   
  • Chapter Reviewer for Allyn and Bacon: Smith, D.Introduction to special education. 6th ed.  
  • Prospectus reviewer for Sage Publications: Raymond, E. B. Characteristics of mild disabilities: An active learning approach 3rd ed.  
  • Special Education Program: developed summative assessments for SPED 7000 and SPED 4900/6900.
  • Developed matrixes for COEAS for SPED 7000 and SPED 4900/6900 
  • Dual Elementary Ed/SPED Program: headed a committe to develop summative assessments for Collaboration with Families and the Community for the junior and senior levels of the program.