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Marlene Reed

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Division of Teacher Education
School of Education



  • MS, Special Education, Kansas State University
  • BS, Elementary Education, Kansas State University
  • BS, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kansas State University

Courses Taught

  • Assessment in Special Education (Exc 359)
  • Characteristics: Emotional Disabilities (Exc 311)
  • Educational Procedures: Mild Disabilities (Exc 323)
  • Introduction to Exceptional Learners (Exc 205)
  • SPED Practicum: Advanced (Exc 334)
  • SPED Practicum: Beginning (Exc 332)
  • SPED Practicum: Intermediate (Exc 333)

About Marlene

She is a faculty member in the School of Education and the Program Coordinator for the Special Education Program at Bob Jones University.  She earned the following degrees: BS in Speech and Language Pathology/Audiology and Elementary Education and a MS in Special Education.  She is presently working on a EdD in Special Education. Prior to assuming her present positions at the University, she held the following teaching positions: Learning Disabilities (LD) Resource teacher at Smith Center Elementary, an Itinerant LD teacher at Lebanon Elementary, and a homebound teacher, Behavioral Disorders (BD) teacher, a LD Resource teacher in the Manhattan, KS school district. Next, she was a preschool teacher at Faith Baptist Childcare Center and a Christian educator at Faith Bible Academy. During her teaching experiences, she has taught learners with LD, BD, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), intellectual and development disorders (IDD), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

As a faculty member, she is responsible for teaching the Introduction to Exceptional Learners, Educational Procedures: Mild Disabilities, Characteristics: Emotional Disabilities, and Assessment in Special Education courses.  In addition to teaching these major special education courses, she supervises teacher candidates in their field experiences and clinical practice. She takes students to local parent meetings, fund raisers, and local, state, and regional conferences.

As a community member, she helps teach a Preschool Sunday School class and volunters to help prepare meals for families living in the Ronald McDonald House. She participates in fundraising walks for Hidden Treasure Christian Schools and Autism STRIDES.  She serves on the School Improvement Council for Lake Forest Elementary.  She attends Autism Connention parent meetings. She is a member of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC). She is board member and secretary for the South Carolina Branch of International Dyslexia Association and the President-elect for Teacher Education Division of CEC.  She loves to bake, read, travel, crochet, watch sports, play games, and sew.