Dr. Karin Strohmyer

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department Chair

B.S., University of Nebraska, Kearney; M.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Ph.D., Walden University

Dr. Karin Strohmyer has been a member of the Buena Vista University community since 2011.  Karin serves as the Exceptional Student Services and Instruction Department Chair. She is actively engaged in schools and research surrounding self-determination, inclusive educational practices, paraprofessional development, and special education teacher attrition and retention. Karin has written district level guidelines and handbooks on Response to Intervention and Transitions. Karin recently developed the Youth and Families Empowered for Success program, which employs special education interns to work with schools, families and youth to improve self-determination skills among students with disabilities. Karin and her students have presented their work at the state level as well as nationally and internationally.

Courses

Undergraduate Courses include: Educational Psychology; Introduction to Exceptional Learners; Differentiated Instruction for the Exceptional Learner; Characteristics of Learners with Mild to Moderate Disabilities; Characteristics of Learners with Intellectual Disabilities; Characteristics of Learners with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities; Assessment, Evaluation, & Progress Monitoring; Transitions and Self-Determination; Professional Practices in Special Education; Classroom and Behavior Management; Reading Instruction and Intervention; Mathematics Instruction and Intervention; Instructional Strategies for Learners with Intellectual Disabilities; Instructional Strategies for Learners with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities; Instructional Strategies in Special Education K-8 & 5-12; Special Education Student Teaching; Internships in Special Education.

Graduate Courses include: Characteristics of Learners with Mild to Moderate Disabilities; Characteristics of Learners with Intellectual Disabilities; Characteristics of Learners with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities; Diagnosis and Assessment; Transitions and Self-Determination; Special Education Law and Professional Practice; Applied Behavior Analysis; Reading Instruction and Intervention; Mathematics Instruction and Intervention; Instructional Strategies for Learners with Intellectual Disabilities; Instructional Strategies for Learners with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities; Instructional Strategies in Special Education K-8 & 5-12, Master's Degree Portfolio in Special Education.

Karin Strohmyer