Michele M. Nobel

Assistant Professor of Education
Director, Special Education Program

Education

Ph.D. Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
The Ohio State University

M.A. Special Education Supervision
The Ohio State University

B.S. Special Education Developmental Disabilities
The Ohio State University

About

Michele Nobel has worked in the field of special education for many years as an advocate, teacher, and professor. She started her career as a public school teacher in Central Ohio teaching K-8 students with disabilities in inclusive and self-contained classrooms. After earning her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, she shifted her focus to academia and has prepared and supervised pre-service Intervention Specialists since 2005. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. Her research interests include effective instructional strategies for at-risk and identified youth, peer tutoring, behavior analysis, and educator preparation and accreditation.

Publications and Presentations

  • Nobel, M. M. (submitted). “How do I know if my students are getting it?” Embed formative assessment technology-based tools into your teaching. Demonstration submitted for the 2019 CEC Annual Conference and Expo, Indianapolis.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2016). Engaging at-risk youth and those identified with disabilities in the Glen. Invited presentation to the Glen Helen Naturalist Program, Yellow Springs.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2016). Talking to parents about suspected disabilities. Invited workshop presenter to Boulevard Preschool, Grandview Heights.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2015). Disability awareness for preschool teachers and staff. Invited workshop presenter to Boulevard Preschool, Grandview Heights.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2014). IDEA and 504: Basics parents need to know. Session conducted at the 2014 Valuing Diversity Conference, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2014). IDEA and 504: Basics school personnel need to know. Session conducted at the 2014 Valuing Diversity Conference, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2014). “Fearless leaders” vision development and implementation. Invited co-facilitator to Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools, Yellow Springs.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2013). “I can teach!” Using peer tutoring as an instructional support in after school or home based programs. Workshop conducted at the Fall Conference for the Ohio After School Association, Columbus.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2011). Behaviorism is just for classroom management: How to embed applied behavior analysis into a special education licensure program at a non-traditional university. Symposium conducted at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Denver. (Presented via Skype).
  • Hager, K. D., Collins, B. C., Alexander, M., Williams-Allen, N. J., Nobel, M. M., Ferreri, S. J., & Plavnick, J. (2009). Effects of self-monitoring on teacher behaviors. Symposium conducted at the 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2009). Application of behavior analysis principles in the sheltered workshop. Invited workshop presenter to Lawnview Industries, Urbana.
  • Rost, K., Ferreri, S. J., Hessler, T., Nobel, M. M., & Williams-Allen, N. J. (2007). Utilizing behavior analysis to get through graduate school. Professional development series panel conducted at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.
  • Nobel, M. M., & Rismiller, L. L. (2007). Using Classwide Peer Tutoring to differentiate instruction for students in inclusive settings. Research demonstration at the CEC Annual Conference and Expo, Louisville.
  • Gardner III, R., Nobel, M. M., Yao, M., Heron, T. E., Hessler, T, & Yawn, C. (2007). Innovations in Tutoring Systems. Intervention in School and Clinic, 43(2), 71-81.
  • Heron, T. E., Villareal, D. M., Nobel, M. M., & Heron, K. M. (2006). Peer tutoring systems: Applications in classroom and specialized environments. Research symposium at the 15th Annual World Conference on Learning Disabilities, Burlington.
  • Ferreri, S. J., Heward, W. L., Hessler, T., Allen, N. J., Nobel, M. M., & Salmon, M. D. (2006). Battling procrastination: Self-managing studying and writing for competency exams and dissertation defenses. Symposium at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.
  • Wood, C. L., Maheady, L., Anderson, M. A., Heward, W. L., Wood, C. L. Heimlich, S. G., Itoi, M., Nobel, M. M., Gardner, R., Heron, T. E., & Hsin, Y. (2006).  Access to general education curriculum for students with mild disabilities. Symposium at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.
  • Hessler, T., Heward, W. L., Ferreri, S. J., Allen, N. J., Nobel, M. M., Musti-Rao, S., & Salmon, M. D. (2005). Battling procrastination: Self-managing studying and writing for candidacy exams. Symposium at the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago.
  • McKain, K., Heron, T. E., Ma, Y., Nobel, M. M., & Villareal, D. (2005). Effects of computer-assisted tutoring on time telling skills of primary-level students with disabilities. Poster to the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago.
  • Gardner, R., Hessler, T., & Nobel, M. M. (2005). Training special educators in data-based decision making in urban inclusive classrooms. Presentation at the CEC Annual Conference and Expo, Baltimore.
  • Villareal, D., & Nobel, M. M. (2005). Study questions/Follow-up activities for Collaborating with Preservice and Mentor Teachers to Design and Implement Classroom Research by S. R. Alber & J. S. Nelson. In W. L. Heward, T. E. Heron, N. A. Neef, S. M. Peterson, D. M. Sainato, G. Cartledge, R. Gardner III, L. D. Peterson, S. B. Hersh, & J. C. Dardig (Eds.), Focus on behavior analysis in education: Achievements, challenges and opportunities, (pp. 186-187). Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall/Merrill.
  • Nobel, M. M., & Murphy, C. M. (2005). Study questions/Follow-up activities for Plato's Allegory of the Cave Revisited: Disciples of the Light Appeal to the Pied Pipers and Prisoners in the Darkness by T. E. Heron, M. J. Tincani, S. M. Peterson, & A. D. Miller. In W. L. Heward, T. E. Heron, N. A. Neef, S. M. Peterson, D. M. Sainato, G. Cartledge, R. Gardner III, L. D. Peterson, S. B. Hersh, & J. C. Dardig (Eds.), Focus on behavior analysis in education: Achievements, challenges and opportunities (pp. 281- 282). Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall/Merrill.
  • Heron, T. E., Ma, Y., Heron, K. M., Villareal, D., & Nobel, M. (2004). Selecting, matriculating, and graduating from a quality ABA program. Address to the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Professional Interests

  • Effective instructional strategies for at-risk and identified youth
  • Peer tutoring
  • Behavior analysis in education
  • Educator preparation and accreditation

 

 

Department Contact Info

Location

Phillips Hall 214E
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3563
F 740-368-3553
E mmnobel@owu.edu