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Mishaleen Allen, Ph.D.

Dr. Mishaleen Allen has had the privilege of facilitating graduate coursework within the UOP College of Education since 2003 and doctoral candidates since 2004. Areas of focus include Teacher Certification, Educational Leadership, Special Education, and Educational Research. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Vocational Home Economics (1990) laying the foundation for a Masters of Science in Family Studies (1993) from Texas Woman's University (TWU). In 1995 Dr. Allen received a Master’s of Education in Assessment/Supervision followed by a Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education (1997) with emphasis in at-risk programming and program evaluation from TWU. The diverse background and combination of skills developed during her career has provided a “basket of tools” from which to draw while working with colleagues, students, and families in PreK-12, higher education, and community settings. As a professional consultant Dr. Allen has worked in the areas of Head Start professional development & key note speaker, grant writing, graduate level online professional development courses in regular and special education, and diagnostic/assessments (specifically in the area of dyslexia and language disorders and special education). Areas of research interests include experiential learning within teacher preparation programs (both traditional and alternative certification), curriculum & learning, video-based self-assessment and professional learning networks (PLNs) for teacher candidates, universal design for learning, special education, and technology based academic enrichment programs. Organizational affiliations include, but are not limited to, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), American Association for Teaching & Curriculum (AATC), American Education Research Association (AERA), Association for Teacher Education (ATE), and National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE). Community affiliations include, but are not limited to, TAMU-SA Foundation, TAMU-SA Defenders of Education Society, SA Reads (, Literacy San Antonio (, American Sunrise Learning Center (, and San Antonio Busy Bodies (board president;

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