Associate Professor of Special Education
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.
Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
Currently State CEC
Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
CEC Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
National Education Association (NEA)
Council of Higher Education (COHE)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Student groups advisor
Faculty Advisor for Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and South Dakota Education Association (SDEA)
Current Committees at NSU
Faculty Senate President
Teacher Education Council
Faculty Activities Committee
HLC Criterion 5 Committee
Return to Campus Task Force
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
Schwan, A ., Wold, C.M., Schwan, A., Moon, A.L., Neville, A.L , and Outka, J. (2020). (in press). Mentoring and new teacher self-perceptions regarding the effectiveness of a statewide mentoring program. Critical Questions in Education Journal.
Moon, A. L., Wold, C. M. & Francom, G. M. Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Student-Centered iPad Applications. TechTrends. (December 2016).
Wold, C. & Vogel, J. (2020, February 7). Exploring the roles of students and faculty in integrating students with disabilities on college campuses. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2020 Convention and Expo in Portland, OR.
Schwan, A., Wold C., & Moon, A. (2019, November 11). Supporting all teachers with a state mentoring program. Presented at the Critical Questions in Education Conference in Chicago, IL.
Moon, A.L & Wold, C.M. (2019, March 4). Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Student-centered iPad Applications. Presented at the Critical Questions in Education Conference in Savannah, GA.
Wold, C. & Vogel, J. (2018, March 13). Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Student Outcomes. Presented at the 2018 Special Education Conference in Sioux Falls, SD.
Wold, C., Neville, A.L. & Moon, A. (2018, February 10). Making All Teachers Better Teachers for Students with Disabilities. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2017 Convention and Expo in Tampa, FL.
Wold, C., Moon, A., Bortnem, G. & Neville, A.L. (2017, April 22). Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers' Perceptions and Actual Knowledge of Phonics. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2017 Convention and Expo in Boston, MA.
Wold, C.M. (2016, March 23). Making All Teachers Better Teachers. South Dakota Special Education Conference in Pierre, SD. 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. (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, ND.
Wold, C.M., Moon, A. & Francom, G. (2016, January 4). Differentiated Instruction. Presented at Aberdeen Catholic Schools Inservice, Aberdeen, SD.
Presented a poster session on the SD CEEDAR Project at the CEEDAR Project at the CEEDAR-IRIS Cross State Convening on June 27, 2017 in Chicago.
Wold, C.M. (2017, June 28). Cross-Institutional Collaboration for Sustainability: South Dakota Example. Presented at the CEEDAR Cross-State Convening, Chicago, IL.