Dr. Kim Dean
Assistant Professor of Education
Coordinator of the Five-Year Program in Special Education
Kim Dean, Ph.D., NCSP, is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Arcadia University where she serves as coordinator of the five-year Special Education Program. She received her Doctorate in School Psychology in 2000 from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She spent eight years in private practice at the Child Development Center at Tampa Children’s Hospital where she conducted school consultation, social skills therapy groups, as well as individual and family therapy. Her dissertation research examined reciprocal imitation as a tool in increasing social interaction when working with children exhibiting autism spectrum and communication disorders. Her research interests continue to lie broadly in social skills development and social and academic interventions for children with developmental difficulties. She Joined the B2EST Program Program of Arcadia as a behavior consultant and trainer in 2002. Recently she served as the director of a teacher training grant targeting positive behavior support strategies in the Philadelphia School District. She joined the Special Education Faculty in the Fall of 2005 after teaching as an adjunct in the program for several years. Her publications include an article on Curriculum Based Assessment in Psychological Reports, and a chapter in “Environment and Behavior” (Westview Press, 1997) along with several “Tip Sheets” for parents and teachers published by the National Association of School Psychologists.