Positions

Overview

  • Deborah L. Voltz is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education at the National College of Education in Evanston, IL, obtained her master’s degree in special education at UAB and her doctorate of education from the University of Alabama. Dr. Voltz began her career as a special education teacher at Gate City Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama. She also has taught in teacher preparation programs at several universities across the country, including Alabama State University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Louisville. She has taught internationally at the University of Melbourne, Australia and at the College of New Jersey’s Johannesburg Program in South Africa.

    Throughout her professional career spanning more than 25 years, Dr. Voltz has had a passion for the education of diverse learners in inclusive urban schools. She has successfully written grants that have supported the development and implementation of UAB’s Urban Teacher Enhancement Program, and also has worked to enrich the professional development of administrators in inclusive urban schools. Dr. Voltz has engaged in an active research agenda related to this area, and has published dozens of articles and book chapters devoted to the topic of teaching diverse learners. Her recent book, Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards: Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms, has provided a concise guide for many educators as they work to enhance student achievement in today’s classrooms.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2008 CHAPTER 2: Preparing Urban Educators for the Twenty-First CenturyAction in Teacher Education.  29:25-40. 2008
    2006 Urban special education in the context of standards-based reformRemedial and Special Education.  27:329-336. 2006
    2004 Professional Development for Multicultural Education: A Teacher-Directed ApproachAction in Teacher Education.  26:10-20. 2004
    2003 Collaborative Infusion: An Emerging Approach to Teacher Preparation for Inclusive EducationAction in Teacher Education.  25:5-13. 2003
    2001 Preparing general education teachers for inclusive settings: The role of special education teachers in the professional development school contextLearning Disability Quarterly.  24:288-296. 2001
    2001 What matters most in inclusive education: A practical guide for moving forwardIntervention in School and Clinic.  37:23-30. 2001
    2000 Weaving mathematical instructional strategies into inclusive settingsIntervention in School and Clinic.  35:206-215. 2000
    1998 Challenges and choices in urban education: The perceptions of teachers and principalsUrban Review.  30:211-228. 1998
    1997 Collaborative teacher roles in facilitating inclusion: Preservice preparation for general and special educatorsTeacher Educator.  33:44-60. 1997
    1994 Collaborative teacher roles: special and general educators.Journal of Learning Disabilities.  27:527-535. 1994
    1994 Developing Collaborative Parent—Teacher Relationships with Culturally Diverse ParentsIntervention in School and Clinic.  29:288-291. 1994
    1994 Developing a Collaborative Partnership Through a Professional Development SchoolIntervention in School and Clinic.  30:116-121. 1994

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 Introduction.  1-6. 2013

    Teaching Activities

  • ECY300 - Survey of Special Education (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY300 - Survey of Special Education (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDC740 - Teaching All Learners (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDC740 - Teaching All Learners (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDC740 - Teaching All Learners (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDC740 - Teaching All Learners (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDC740 - Teaching All Learners (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDC740 - Teaching All Learners (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EDC740 - Teaching All Learners (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECT530 - Effective Teach Learn (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY300 - Survey of Special Education (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY600 - Intro to Exceptional Learner (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY300 - Survey of Special Education (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY300 - Survey of Special Education (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY300 - Survey of Special Education (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECT656 - Sec Meth Stud w/High Incid Dis (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ECT659 - Plan/Mng Teach/Learning Envir (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY600 - Intro to Exceptional Learner (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ECT651 - Assessment Found. in Spec Educ (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ECT659 - Plan/Mng Teach/Learning Envir (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY600 - Intro to Exceptional Learner (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • ECT651 - Assessment Found. in Spec Educ (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ECT659 - Plan/Mng Teach/Learning Envir (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY600 - Intro to Exceptional Learner (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • ECT651 - Assessment Found. in Spec Educ (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ECT655 - Ele Meth Stud w/High Incid Dis (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ECT659 - Plan/Mng Teach/Learning Envir (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Education in Special Education and Teaching, University of Alabama 1989
  • Full Name

  • Deborah Voltz