Deanna Kay Rice, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mashburn 135

(501) 450-5458

Educational Background

PhD Louisiana State University, Curriculum and Instruction

MA Louisiana State University, Educational Leadership, Research, and Counseling with a specialization in Applied Research Measurement and Evaluation

MS University of Central Arkansas, Special Education; BS Southern Nazarene University, Marketing

Teaching Field Specialization



ELSE 6309     Solution Focused Learning

ELSE 6367     Educational Programming for Students with Significant Disabilities K-12

ELSE 6600     Internship II Supervision

SLMA 6313    Ethics and the Law

LEAD 8352    Advanced Study of School Law



ELSE 2303     Special Topics

ELSE 3308     Foundations of Diverse Learners

EDUC 3322    Diverse Learners in Inclusive Settings

ELSE 4308     Educational Programming for Students with Significant Disabilities

ELSE 4603/4604     Internship II Supervision


Research Interests and Areas

Rice, D. K. (2022). Exploring early childhood educators’ responses to implementing remote instruction. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 14(6). Retrieve from

Rice, D. K. (2021, November 4). SLANT: A qualitative study exploring the
implementation of a readiness strategy in online teacher education classes
[Interactive Poster Session]. Teacher Education Division of the Council for
Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Ft. Worth, Tx.

Rice, D. K. (2021, April 12). Alternate methods of instruction: A phenomenological
study exploring early childhood educators' experiences with distance learning [Paper session]. American Educational Researchers Association, virtual.

Rice, D. K., Gansle, K. A., & Denny, R. K. (2020). The effects of peer coaching and
video training on targeted teaching behaviors in an early field experience.
Educational Research Quarterly, 43(4), 3-36.

Specialty Areas

high leverage practices in special education, universal design for learning