Interim Dean, College of Education
Phone: (775) 682-7853
Fax: (775) 784-6298
Christine O. Cheney has been on the special education faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1984. Dr. Cheney teaches courses in specializes in mild to moderate disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, collaboration and inclusion. In addition, her research interests include teacher education and educational technology.
Dr. Cheney received her doctoral degree from the Indiana University - Bloomington and her master's and undergraduate degrees from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She is currently involved in a federally funded grant. Project TEESET, Technology Enhanced Education for Special Education Teachers, prepares master's-level teachers in a primarily on-line format to work with students who have low incidence disabilities. She has been involved in several additional federal personnel preparation grants and grants to enhance the use of instructional technology in teacher education.
Before coming to UNR, Dr. Cheney was involved in a variety of projects at Indiana University, was the Director of Special Education in Spartanburg School District Three (South Carolina), and taught in special education programs for students with mild to moderate disabilities.