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Jonna Bobzien

  • Jonna Bobzien
  • Assistant Professor
  • Communication Disorders & Special Education
  • 111 Lions Child Study Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6303
  • jbobzien@odu.edu
  • Coordinator for ASD Certificate Program and Adapted Curriculum. Teacher educator with emphasis in areas of severe disabilites and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Prior special education teacher with 10 years of experience.
  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 2009
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 2003
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.S.Ed.
    Old Dominion University, 1996
    Major: Biology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Teaching acadmic content and quality of life to students with severe intellectual disabilities. The acquisition of verbal speech in young children with ASD.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Post Graduate Professional Teaching License
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date Obtained: 2003-05-30
    Expiration Date: 2014-06-30
  • 2010: Kimberly Gail Hughes Research Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2009: SCHEV Doctorial Dissertation Fellowship, SCHEV
  • 2006: Nominated, District Teacher of the Year, Norfolk Public Schools
  • 2006: Teacher of the Year, St. Mary’s School, REACH Program
  • 2006: Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Old Dominion University
  • 2004: Member, All City Teaching Team, Norfolk Public Schools
  • 2004: Nominated, District Teacher of the Year, Norfolk Public Schools
  • 2004: Teacher of the Year, St. Mary’s School, REACH Program
  • 2004: Who’s Who among America’s Teachers
  • 2003: Outstanding Graduate Student, Old Dominion University-Special Education
  • 2003: Nominated, Disney’s Teacher of the Year
  • 2003: Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Old Dominion University
  • 2003: Wavy TV 10 Mother of the Year
  • 1992: Member, Honors College, Old Dominion University
  • 1992: Winner, Outstanding Academic Scholarship, Pulaski County Public Schools
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Autism Spectrum Disorder-Integrating Theory and Clinical Practice Perspectives
    Sponsoring Organization: Faculty Innovator Grant Sponsered by Old Dominion University
    Date: June 1, 2013 - December 15, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Grisetti, G.; Bobzien, J.