Patricia Rice Doran

Assistant Professor

Patrician Doran

Contact Information

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OFFICE
Hawkins Hall, Room 403C

Education

Ed.D. 2011 George Washington University, Special Education (bilingual special education emphasis)

M.A. 2001 University of Michigan, Literature and Language

B.A. 2000 University of Notre Dame, English (music and education minors)

Areas of Expertise

Bilingual Special Education; Language and Cultural Diversity; Culturally Responsive Practice; Brain Development and Disorders

GRANTS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: 

Principal Investigator, English Learners Moving to Proficient Outcomes with Engagement and Rigor (EMPOWER). United States Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, National Professional Development Grant, September 2017-August 2022. $2,221,723. (Collaborating with Drs. Elizabeth Neville and Gilda Martinez-Alba to support preservice and inservice professional development related to English learners through partnerships with selected contract schools in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.) 

Principal Investigator, Collaborative Planning and Effective Interventions for All. Maryland State Department of Education Institution of Higher Education IDEA Grant, July 2016-September 2017. $28,500. (Collaborating with Dr. Amy Noggle to continue support of a Montgomery County elementary school serving culturally, linguistically and socioeconomically diverse learners; creating and disseminating professional development materials for teachers of diverse learners.) 

Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Kandace Hoppin), Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusive Practices for Students with PANDAS and PANS.. Towson University France-Merrick Educational Foundation Award, April 2017. $3,500. (Collaborated with Dr. Hoppin to investigate how teachers use inclusive practice to facilitate school success for students with PANDAS or PANS.) 

Principal Investigator, Collaborative Planning for All Learners: A Professional Learning Initiative. Maryland State Department of Education Institution of Higher Education IDEA Grant Award, July 2015-September 2016. $30,000. (Supported a Montgomery County elementary school serving culturally, linguistically and socioeconomically diverse learners through improved Response to Intervention and problem-solving processes; developed and disseminated teacher professional learning materials related to diverse learners.) 

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES: 

Rice Doran, P. and O’Hanlon, E. How parents of children with PANDAS and PANS perceive the educational process. Under review. 

Rice Doran, P. (2016). Teachers’ self-reported knowledge regarding English learners: Perspectives on culturally and linguistically inclusive instruction and intervention. International Journal of Inclusive Education 21(5), 557-572. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2016.1218949. 

BOOKS:

Rice Doran, P. & Noggle, A., with Wayson Wilson, H., Knollman, G. & Lucas Zillich, J. Comprehensive supports for English learners with disabilities. Annapolis Junction, MD: TESOL Press. In press. 

Rice Doran, P., Nawara, W., Pohlman, D., Tuminaro, T., & Leininger Amabile, C. A parent’s guide to PANDAS, PANS and related conditions: Information, support and advice. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Under contract for 2019 publication. 

Rice Doran, P. (ed.) (2016). PANDAS and PANS in school settings: A handbook for educators. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS: 

Rice Doran, P. (2014, October 10). Little-known disorder underscores education needs (Commentary). The Baltimore Sun. A19. 

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS: 

Rice Doran, P. (2017, October). Behavioral aspects of neuropsychiatric autoimmune disorders. Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders Annual Conference, Tempe, AZ. 

Rice Doran, P. (2017, October). Autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders and behavioral challenges: The importance of educator awareness. Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders Annual Conference, Tempe, AZ. 

Rice Doran, P., Noggle, A., Blasic, J., Wayson Wilson, H. & Jean-Philippe, E. (2017). Collaborative problem-solving for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Panel presentation at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Boston, MA. 

Rice Doran, P., Klein, E., Mazur, A. & True, G. (2017). Supporting students with PANDAS and PANS in accessing the general education curriculum. Panel presentation at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, Boston, MA. 

Rice Doran, P. and Fewster, D. (2016, April). Brain-based teaching for diverse learners: What do parents and teachers say? Poster presented at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO. 

Noggle, A. and Rice Doran, P. (2016, April). Responsive identification, intervention and decision-making for diverse learners. Poster presented at Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO. 

Corselius, A. & Rice Doran, P. (2017, December). The invisible antecedent: PANDAS and PANS in school settings. Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities Professional Development Conference, Baltimore, MD. 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Korbmacher, H., Rice Doran, P. & Tona, J. (2018, March).  Managing challenging behavior in home and school settings. Common Threads: Postinfectious Autoimmune Diseases of the Brain. New York: Columbia University Medical Center, March 9-10, 2018.

Rice Doran, P. Educational success for children with PANDAS and PANS (2016, October). PANDAS/PANS 2016: An update on current management and treatment strategies, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.