Michele M. Nobel

Assistant Professor of Education
Program Director for Elementary, Inclusive Elementary, and Special Education
Licensure Officer

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 McMahon Nobel has worked in the field of special education for over 25 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 in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education, 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 peer-mediated interventions for students with exceptionalities, educational technology, and educator preparation, particularly regarding trauma-informed education, equity, and developing antiracist educators.

Refereed Presentations

  • Kaka, S. J., Lisy, J. G., Nobel, M. M., & Kang, B. (2022). Building antiracist educators: One program's revolution. Case story session presented at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  • Nobel, M. M., Kaka, S. J., & Lisy, J. G. (2022). "You can do hard things!" Teaching resilience to preservice teachers. Presented at the Association for Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  • Kaka, S. J., Lisy, J. G., & Nobel, M. M. (2022). The long and winding road: One teacher preparation program’s journey to prepare antiracist teachers. Presented at the Association for Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2022). "You can do hard things!" Fostering resilience in your classroom. Presented virtually at the 2022 CEC Annual Conference and Expo, Orlando.
  • Kaka, S. J., Lisy, J. G., & Nobel, M. M. (2021). Preparing antiracist teachers: One teacher preparation program’s journey. Presented at the Association for Teacher Educators Summer Conference.
  • Nobel, M. M., Kaka, S. J., & Lisy, J. G. (2021). Helping preservice teachers build resilience - One university’s approach. Presented to the Association for Teacher Educators Summer Conference.
  • Lisy, J. G., & Nobel, M. M. (2021). Rising to the challenge: Integrating tech tools across instructional modes. Demonstration conducted virtually at The Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Columbus.
  • Nobel, M. M. & Lisy, J. G. (2021). Challenged by assessment during unprecedented teaching times? Try Flipgrid! Demonstration conducted virtually at The Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Columbus.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2021). Assessing students’ learning with videos: Flipgrid goes to college. Presentation conducted at Teaching & Learning Beyond 2020. Conference hosted by Kenyon College. https://youtu.be/OGNH1k3_Og8
  • Lisy, J. G., & Nobel, M. M. (2021). Tech tools we’ll keep beyond 2020 that you should, too! Presentation conducted at Teaching & Learning Beyond 2020. Conference hosted by Kenyon College. https://youtu.be/cXmhXvA4u6k
  • Lisy, J. G., & Nobel, M. M. (2020). Tech tools we’ll keep after COVID that you should, too! Demonstration presented virtually at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations fall conference, Columbus.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2020). Collaborative data collection just got easier with Google Forms. Presentation conducted at the 2020 BlendEd Conference hosted by Delaware City Schools, Delaware. (Conference was repurposed due to COVID-19 closures. Presentation was shared via Google Drive.)
  • Nobel, M. M. (2020). Enhance your class meetings using restorative justice. Presentation conducted at the 2020 BlendEd Conference hosted by Delaware City Schools, Delaware. (Conference was repurposed due to COVID-19 closures. Presentation was shared via Google Drive.)
  • Nobel, M. M. (2020). Using peer tutoring to differentiate instruction for students in inclusive settings. Presentation conducted at the 2020 BlendEd Conference hosted by Delaware City Schools, Delaware. (Conference was repurposed due to COVID-19 closures. Presentation was shared via Google Drive.)
  • Nobel, M. M. (2020). Enhancing your class meetings by leveraging restorative justice practices. Presentation conducted at the 2020 CEC Annual Conference and Expo, Portland.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2020). Making collaborative data collection easier with Google Forms. Presentation conducted at the 2020 CEC Annual Conference and Expo, Portland.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2019). Want to travel the world with your class? You can with Google Tour Builder. Presentation conducted at the Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference hosted by Franklin University.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2019). Using Google Tour Builder will make your students say "This class ROCKS!". Presentation conducted at the 2019 Ohio CEC Summer Forum, Columbus.
  • Nobel, M. M., Bush, C. N., & Coffyn, K. A. (2019). Want to travel the world from your classroom? You can with Google Tour Builder. Presentation conducted at the 2019 BlendEd Conference hosted by Delaware City Schools, Delaware.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2019). “How do I know if my students are getting it?” Embedding formative assessment technology-based tools into your teaching. Presentation conducted at the 2019 CEC Annual Conference and Expo, Indianapolis.
  • 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. (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).
  • Nobel, M. M. & Nelson, D. (2009). A round peg in a square hole. Presentation conducted at the Highly Qualified Teacher Summit, Columbus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heron, T. E., Ma, Y., Heron, K. M., Villareal, D., & Nobel, M. M. (2004). Selecting, matriculating, and graduating from a quality ABA program. Address to the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, May 31, 2004.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Nobel, M. M. (In Press). How a small, liberal arts university seeks to create socially conscious, resilient teachers. In O. S. Schepers, M. Brennan, & P. E. Bernhardt (Eds.) Developing trauma-informed teachers: Creating classrooms that foster equity, resiliency, and asset-based approaches. Information Age Publishing.
  • Nobel, M. M. (2022). Challenging deficit thinking in our schools: It starts during educator preparation. In R. D. Williams (Ed.), Handbook of research on challenging deficit thinking for exceptional education improvement (pp. 27-64). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-8860-4
  • Musti-Rao, S. & Nobel, M. M. (2021). Chapter 4: Peer mediated academic interventions. In T. A. Collins & R. O. Hawkins (Eds.), Peers as change agents: A guide to implementing peer-mediated interventions in schools. Oxford University Press.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Editor Reviewed Publications

  • Holzweiss, K. A., Godina, O. J. G., Cleveland, A., Sanders, K., Cogswell, B., Haiken, M., Fuglestad, T., Hinkebein, T., Guyan, L., Paladino, G., Moyers, B., Aharon, A., Piltz, T., Louis, T., Nording, C., Polk, C., Heikes, G., Nobel, M. M., Perfecto, C., … Flores, P. (2020). Epic ebook of web tools and apps. [ebook]. Book Creator. http://librarian.rocks/epicebookofwebtoolsandapps

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
    • Ohio Chapter Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Council for Exceptional Children
    • Division for Learning Disabilities
    • Division for Teacher Education
    • Division for Early Childhood
    • Innovations in Special Education Technology Division
    • Ohio Council for Exceptional Children - Board Member
  • International Literacy Association
  • International Dyslexia Association
  • Ohio Association for Teacher Educators

Contact Info

Location

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