Ph.D., University of North Dakota
M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University
B.S.Ed., Northern State University
Dr. Cheryl Wold joined NSU's faculty in 2013. She received a Ph.D. in teaching and learning from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, an M.S.Ed. degree in special education/learning disabilities from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill., 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.
Dr. Wold is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Council of Administrators of Special Education, and Council of Higher Education (COHE). She is the president of SDCEC and treasurer for NSU COHE. She also is a member of the American Association of University Women.
At Northern, Dr. Wold has been advisor for the Council for Exceptional Children and the South Dakota Education Association. She is a member of the Faculty Senate Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Faculty Activities Committee, several faculty search committees, and the Teacher Education Council, as well as the CEEDAR, Office of Instructional Support and Disability committees.
Dr. Wold received the Sanford Faculty Development Award in 2018 and the OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate in 2015.
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
Transitions to postsecondary
General education issues related to RTI
Differentiated instruction and accountability
Teacher training and qualifications
Director of special education qualifications and teacher shortages in special education...