University of Arizona
Ph.D. in Special Education (Disability and Psychoeducational Studies), College of Education Outstanding Graduate for 2015
Dissertation: The Effects of an ICT-Based Reading Intervention on Students’ Achievement in Grade Two
Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. Nancy Mather
Ed.S. in Language, Reading and Culture (Educational Applied Linguistics), 2008
M.A. in Educational Psychology, 2006
B.A. in English, Summa cum Laude, 2004
Adjunct Instructional Faculty, University of Arizona South Campus Department of Educational Technology, 2017 to present
Teach ETCV 512 (Student Engagement in Educational Technology) and ETCV 614 (Emerging Technologies in Education) to graduate students pursuing master’s degrees and certificates in Educational Technology. Design and deliver all course materials, activities, and assessments.
Designated Campus Colleague, (Adjunct Assistant Professor Title), University of Arizona Department of Special Education, 2015 to present
Collaborate with Special Education faculty and supervise graduate students on ongoing research projects, publications, and grant writing activities.
External Evaluator, Department of Defense Education Activity, 2014 to present
Perform qualitative and quantitative evaluations of research-based response-to-intervention and curriculum-based-measurement programs designed to increase achievement among military-affiliated students.
Adjunct Instructional Faculty, Brown Mackie College, 2010 to 2015
Taught Principles of Psychology (PS1200), Fundamentals of English (SSE0050), Composition I (EN1101), Composition II (EN1102), Introduction to Literature (EN2000), and World Literature (EN3000). Designed and delivered all course materials, activities, and assessments.
Owner, Tucson Tutors, 2007 to 2015
Provided tutoring in literacy, study skills, kindergarten through grade eight general education, university-level social sciences and letters, and statistics to students with specific learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and/or academic difficulties in kindergarten through graduate school.
Research Associate and Technology Specialist, University of Arizona Department of Educational Leadership, 2007 to 2012
Designed and developed multimedia curricular materials, educational websites, and professional newsletters. Assisted with research and grant writing activities. Research and grant activities focused on topics including substance abuse prevention, anti-bullying, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Grades 11 and 12 English Teacher, Cesar Chavez Learning Community, 2008 to 2009
Taught English literature and literacy to diverse students, many of whom were English-language learners, had special educational needs, had experienced criminal justice involvement, or had experienced academic or reading failure.
Schneider, D. & Mather, N. (2017). Achievement tests. The Encyclopedia of Abnormal Clinical Psychology.
New York: Sage Press.
Schneider, D. & Mather, N. (2017). Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The Encyclopedia of
Abnormal Clinical Psychology. New York: Sage Press.
Schneider, D. & Mather, N. (2017). Reading disability. The Encyclopedia of Abnormal Clinical Psychology.
New York: Sage Press.
Cohen, R., Mather, N., Schneider, D., & White, J. (2017). A comparison of schools: teacher knowledge of
explicit, code-based reading instruction. Reading & Writing.
Schneider, D., Chambers, A., Mather, N., Bauschatz, R., Bauer, M., & Doan, L. (2015). The effects of an ICT-
based reading intervention on students' achievement in grade two. Reading Psychology. 37(5), 793-
Schneider, D., & Mather N. (2014). Achievement testing. In R. Cautin and S. Lilienfeld (Eds.). The
Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Mather, N. Jaffe, L., & Schneider, S. (2016). Mathematics: Basic skills. In N. Mather, & L. Jaffe. Woodcock-
Johnson IV: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Mather, N. Jaffe, L., & Schneider, S. (2016). Mathematics: Problem solving strategies. In N. Mather, & L. Jaffe.
Woodcock-Johnson IV: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Mather, N., Goldstein, S., Eklund, K., & Schneider, S. (2015). Chapter 8: Achievement testing. In N. Mather, S.
Goldstein, & K. Eklund. Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors. Baltimore, MD: Paul H.
Mather, N., & Schneider, D. (2015). The use of intelligence tests in the diagnosis of specific reading disability.
In S. Goldstein, D. Princiotta, and J. A. Naglieri (Eds.). Handbook of intelligence: Evolutionary theory,
historical perspective, and current concepts (pp. 415-433). New York, NY: Springer.
Co-Author, Department of Justice Tribal Legal Assistance Grant (Funded, $450,000)
Co-Author, Department of Justice Tribal Youth Program Grant (Funded, $200,000)
Selected Fellowships and Awards
University of Arizona College of Education Outstanding Graduate for 2015
Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Fellowship, 2013-2015
Wakonse Arizona Teaching Fellowship, 2007
University of Arizona Nugent Outstanding Senior Award Nominee, 2004
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, International Dyslexia Association
Member, Phi Beta Kappa