Saint Louis University

School of Education Faculty

Nikki Murdick, Ph.D.

Program Director
Educational Studies

3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall 216
Phone: (314) 977-7112
Fax: (314) 977-2594

Curriculum Vitae

Brief Bio
Dr. Murdick is a professor of Special Education and has focused her research and scholarly work in the area of students with developmental disabilities and their families. She has served on national professional committees and boards in professional and advocacy organizations in the field of Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Murdick has presented and published on issues related to behavior management, inclusion, and special education legal issues. Her research interests include legal issues in the provision of appropriate services for students with special needs, parent advocacy, and educational implications of rare syndromes that impact educational success. Dr. Murdick has received the Region V American Association on Mental Retardation Education Award and the AAMR Service Award and has been promoted to the status of Fellow in the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Ph.D. University of Georgia
M.Ed. University of Missouri-Columbia
B.S. Southeast Missouri State University

Teaching Areas
Action Research
Inclusive Methods
Behavior Management
Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Research Interests
Issues Related to Special Education Law
Educational Impact of Rare Genetic Syndromes
Methods for Successful Inclusion in Elementary and Secondary Schools

Community and Professional Service
Due Process Hearing Officer in the State of Missouri
CEC-NCATE Program Reviewer
Midwest Representative, Division on Developmental Disabilities Board of Directors
Member, Educational Advisory Committee at the Solomon Schechter Day School


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