Patricia Rice Doran

Assistant Professor

Patrician Doran

Contact Information

Hawkins Hall, Room 403C


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


Rice Doran, P. (ed.) (under contract). PANDAS and PANS in the classroom: A handbook for teachers. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Press. Publication expected Fall 2016.

Rice Doran, P. (2015). Sudden behavioral changes in the classroom: What teachers need to know about PANDAS and PANS. Beyond Behavior.

Rice Doran, P. (2015). Language accessibility in the classroom: How UDL can promote success for linguistically diverse learners. Exceptionality Education International. 

Rice Doran, P. (2014). Professional development for teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse learners: Teachers’ experiences and perceptions. Global Education 2014 (3).

Rice Doran, P. (2013). Parentally placed students in private schools: A brief review of policy and practice in the United States. The Journal of the International Association of Special Education, Spring 2013, 79-86.

Rice Doran, P., Mazur, A., & Llagas, C. (2012). Factors influencing needs of young dual-language learners and their families. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series 14: Supporting Young Children who are Dual Language Learners with or at Risk for Disabilities. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

Mazur, A. & Rice Doran, P. (2010 ). Teaching diverse learners: Principles for best practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

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

Rice Doran, P. & Mazur, A. (2011). A recipe for student achievement: Successful and appropriate assessment for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. National Association for Bilingual Education News 33:5 (September/October 2011).

Rice Doran, P. (2011). Professional development for teachers of ELSN students. AccELLerate! The Quarterly Review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition. Spring 2011.

Mazur, A. & Rice Doran, P. (2007). Bridges to school partnerships: Building successful collaboration. National Association for Bilingual Education Language Learner. November-December 2007.