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
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.
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.
Rice Doran, P. (2014, October 10). Little-known disorder underscores education needs
(Commentary). The Baltimore Sun. A19.
Rice Doran, P. (2017, October). Behavioral aspects of neuropsychiatric autoimmune
disorders. Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders Annual Conference,
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,
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.
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.