Dr. Elizabeth Doone
Professor of Instruction, exceptional student education
Dr. Elizabeth Doone coordinates the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program in Exceptional Student Education, serving out-of-field teachers. She also coordinates the field placements for final interns in both the Exceptional Student Education program's undergraduate and graduate programs. Combining her interests in teacher education and partnership development, Dr. Doone works closely with the surrounding counties recruiting and training master teachers who serve as both university supervisors and mentors for our final interns and MAT students.
Dr. Doone graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then served two years in the United States Peace Corps teaching both math and English at Akrokerri Teacher Training College in Ghana, West Africa. Her interest in teacher development began in Ghana as she followed her students to the village schools observing their teaching and providing feedback. Her teaching experiences include a residential program with Eckerd Families Youth Alternatives working with delinquent and adjudicated youth as well as those labeled EH and SED.
Dr. Doone earned her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. She has worked as a behavior specialist in Pasco County, and with a variety of projects involving Migrant Farm Workers including AmeriCorps. Dr. Doone’s research interests include teacher development, mentoring and technology as well as non-traditional strategies such as the use of therapy dogs.