Meet the Faculty

 Naomi A. Schoenfeld, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Special Education and Graduate Behavioral Disorders

Phone: (603) 897-8563; Email:

Educational Background:
Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.A., University of Arizona
B.A., Queens College, CUNY

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Human Exceptionality, Special Education Across the Curriculum, Understanding Students with EBD


  • Special Education-Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • PBIS
  • Special Education-Inclusive/General Special Education
  • Integration of Research and Practice
  • Single-Subject Research

An active research, writer, and teacher, Dr. Naomi A. Schoenfeld offers undergraduate courses in human exceptionality and special needs accommodation, graduate courses in emotional/behavioral disabilities in children and youth, and doctoral courses in research design.

Dr. Schoenfeld began her career as a special education teacher, before continuing to her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on internalizing behavior disorders in the elementary grades. She is active both regionally and nationally on a number of research fronts, and is a strong advocate for the inclusion and accommodation of children with behavioral difficulties in general education settings.

Also actively involved in the community, Schoenfeld is President of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Foundation.

Recent Publications

  • Schoenfeld, N. A. & Mathur, S. R. (2009). Effects of cognitive-behavioral intervention on the school performance of anxious students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 34 (4).
  • Ploessl, D., Rock, M. L., Schoenfeld, N.A, & Brook, B. (2010). On the same page: Practical techniques to enhance co-teaching interactions. Intervention in School and Clinic. 45 (3), 158-168.
  • Schoenfeld, N. A. (2010). Reading, literature, and spirituality: The transformative power of education. Rivier Insight, 6 (2). Retrieved from
  • Mathur, S. R., & Schoenfeld, N. A. (2010). Effective Instructional Practices in Juvenile Justice Facilities. Behavioral Disorders, 36 (2), 20-27.


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