Donna Sobel, Acting Director
Dr. Donna Sobel is an associate professor in the School of Education and Human Development’s Special Education program at the University of Colorado Denver where she works with general and special education teacher candidates on how manage the realities of today's classrooms. Donna's concerns about the attitudes that teachers hold regarding issues of inclusive, culturally responsive teaching practices has led to a series of investigations examining the developing pedagogical understanding of teachers to meet the educational needs of learners from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Donna has secured federal, state, and university grants aimed at investigating and fostering inclusive teaching practices. She is co-author of the book, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Teaching like our Students’ Lives Matter; has published her research in journals and books directed at classroom practitioners and teacher education researchers such as the Teaching Education, Action in Teacher Education, Teacher Development, Exceptional Children; and has presented extensively at national conferences.