Regina Sapona

Regina H Sapona

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professional Summary

Regina Sapona received her PhD in Special Education from the University of Virginia in 1985. Her research interests involve examining classroom learning environments that support inclusionary practices. She enjoys working with teacher educators in partnerships with local schools to prepare teachers. She is currently serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Research Support

Investigators:Kroeger,S.; Sapona,R.; Embury,D.C. 2008 College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Let's ask the kids: Consumer construction of co-teachers $500 Type:Grant


Peer Reviewed Publications

Sapona,R.; Etienne,J.; Bauer,A.; Fordon,A.; Johnson,L.J.; Hendricks,M.; Vincent,N.C. (2006. ) Teacher education reform in university special education programs .Focus on Special Education, , 38(5) ,

Bauer,A.M.; Johnson,L.J.; Sapona,R.H. (2004. ) Reflections on 20 years of preparing special education teachers .Exceptionality, , 12(4) ,239 -246

Winterman,K.; Sapona,R.H. (2002. ) Everyone's included: supporting young children with autism spectrum disorders in a responsive classroom learning environment .Teaching Exceptional Children, , 35 ,30 -35

Book Chapter

Sapona,R.H.; Etienne,J.F.; Bauer,A.M.; Fordon,A.E.; Johnson,L.J.; Hendricks-Lee,M.; Vincent,N.C. (1997 ) Teacher education in transition: collaborative programs to prepare general and special educators Teacher education reform within the special education program at the University of Cincinnati: An ongoing journey .(pp. 128 -151).Denver, CO, Love Publishing

Maltbie,C.V.; Sapona,R.H.; Kmitta,D.; Soled,S.W. (1996 ) Empowering our future in teacher education, proceedings of the first international conference on self-study of teacher education practices Working together: Creating collaborative contexts for team communication .(pp. 124 -128).East Sussex, England, Self Study of Teacher Education Practices, Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association

Sapona,R.; Malone,D.M.; Johnson,L.J. The special education legal handbook Eligibility .San Antonio, Texas, Omni Publishers

Malone,D.M.; Sapona,R.; Johnson,L.J. The special education legal handbook History of the laws regulating special education .San Antonio, Texas, Omni Publishers

Etienne,J.; Sapona,R.; Bauer,A.; Johnson,L.J.; Fordon,A.; Hendricks-Lee,M.; Vincent,N.C. Forum on teacher education The ongoing journey to change: Transformation of a special education program .Tucson, AZ, Love Publishing

Malone,D.M.; Sapona,R. The special education legal handbook Transition .San Antonio, TX, Omni Publishers


Invited Presentations

Bauer, A., Johnson, L. J., Vondrell, J., Vincent, N., & Sapona, R (03-2005. ) Calling All Data: Tracking and Monitoring Assessment Systems .Presentation at the Ohio Department of Education Assessment Conference, Columbus, OH.

Bauer, A., Vondrell, J., Vincent, N., Johnson, L. J., & Sapona, R. (02-2005. ) Implementing Unit-Wide Assessment Including Dispositions and Student Learning .Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

Johnson, L. J., Sapona, R., Vincent, N., Bauer, A.M., & Vondrell, J. (02-2003. ) The challenge and opportunity of continuous improvement: Changing the culture of teacher preparation programs .Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Colleges for Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA.

Allen, S.J., Bauer, A.M., Brinker, L., Bobango, J., Sapona, R.H., & Vincent, N. (02-2002. ) Partners and participation: Meeting the challenges of NCATE 2000 .Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, New York City.