Assistant Professor of Special Education
School of Education
School of Education
Leadership and Administration (Graduate)
Teaching and Learning (Graduate)
Educational Studies (Graduate)
Ph.D., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
B.S.Ed., Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D.
Dr. Cheryl Wold joined NSU's faculty in 2013. She received a Ph.D. in teaching and learning from the University of North Dakota, an M.S.Ed. degree in special education/learning disabilities from Northern Illinois University, and a B.S.Ed. degree in elementary and special education from NSU. Dr. Wold was a special education teacher for 17 years; Title I reading and math teacher for seven years; and a director of special education for eight years. She also completed the OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program for 2015-16.
Dr. Wold is a member of several professional organizations, including the Council for Exceptional Children, Council of Administrators of Special Education, and Council of Higher Education (COHE), and served as NSU COHE treasurer. She also is a member of the American Association of University Women.
At NSU, Dr. Wold has been advisor for the Council for Exceptional Children and member of the Faculty Activities Committee, Faculty Search Committee, Teacher Education Council and Community of Advisors for the Preparation of Educators, as well as the CEEDAR, Office of Instructional Support and Disability committees.
Wold was named NSU Student Organization Advisor of the Year and was involved in the NSU Student Organization of the Year for 2014-15.
Special education issues related to early childhood outcomes, specific learning disabilities, iPad initiatives, and transitions to postsecondary
General education issues related to RTI, literacy instruction, differentiated instruction and accountability
Public Policy Issue Interests
Teacher trainingTeacher qualifications Director of special education qualificationsTeacher shortages in special educationPublicationsWold, C.M. (2009. Response To Intervention: A Study of the Implementation of Response to Intervention in North Dakota Schools. (Doctoral dissertation, University of North Dakota, 2009).
Wold, C.M. (2014, February 7). Tips for the Successfully Implementing Response To Intervention (RTI). Presented at the North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) State Conference in Mandan, N.D.
Wold, C.M. (2015, April 10). Response To Intervention; 10 years later: What has changed since 2004? Presented at the National CEC Convention and Expo in San Diego, CA.
Wold, C.M. (2016, January 4). Differentiated Instruction. Presented at Aberdeen Catholic Schools Inservice, Aberdeen, S.D.
Wold, C.M. (2016, March 23). Making All Teachers Better Teachers. Presented at the South Dakota Special Education Conference, Pierre, S.D.