Pamela Peak

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Pamela K. Peak has focused on teaching students to be lifelong learners. She serves as a faculty member at Jones International University, teaching a variety of master level courses and advising doctoral students.

Dr. Peak is the Co-Principal Investigator for Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World – Revised, a research grant funded by the National Science Foundation Research in Disabilities Education Division. She has researched and published two assessment instruments, Young Children’s Achievement Test andTest of Early Written Language-Revised. Currently, she is researching the use of a web-based simulated classroom as a means of providing pre-service educators the opportunity to gain experience with teaching students with special needs before entering a real classroom. Upcoming endeavors include creating an assessment instrument and pre-school curriculum for the Department of Education in Kuwait.

Dr. Peak earned her PhD in Special Education with a minor in Reading Education from the University of North Texas.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Barrio, B., Ellison, A., Tyler-Wood, T., & Peak, P. (2011, March). A global alliance in distance learning: Heightening awareness of individuals with exceptionalities across cultures. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education & Teacher Education Proceedings, Nashville, TN.

Peak, P., Tyler-Wood, T., Estes, M., & Barrio, B. (2011, January). A universal initiative in distance learning education: Increasing knowledge of individuals with diverse learning needs across cultures. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.