Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator
Dr. Katherine (Katy) Green is an assistant professor of Special Education at the University of West Georgia. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Ph.D. in the Education of Students with Exceptionalities with a focus on children with disabilities ages birth to five. With degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education, Katy taught young children with disabilities in public schools for eight years. Katy’s passion and expertise include social-emotional, early communication, and academic supports for young children with disabilities and their families.
Dr. Green is the principal investigator of a four-year funded partnership with YMCA Early Learning Child Development LLC, Head Start and Early Head Start in metro Atlanta Head Start providing universal screenings, family education, and professional development. She is co-PI on a grant partnering with the Marcus Autism Center providing professional development and instruction on universal design for learning. Additionally, she works closely with the university speech and language clinic identifying innovative intervention strategies for young children and their families. Dr. Green has various academic publications, and is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, as well as their local chapters.
Education / Degrees
- B.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of West Georgia, 2000
- M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of West Georgia, 2002
- Ph.D., Education of Exceptional Students, Georgia State University, 2013