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, her M.S.Ed. degree in Special Education/Learning Disabilities from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill., and B.S.Ed. degrees in Elementary Education 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 (CASE), and the Teacher Education Division of CEC (TED). She has served as South Dakota CEC president and past president and is currently the membership chair. At the national level of CEC, she serves on the Representative Assembly Committee. Dr. Wold is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) and is treasurer for the SDLDA. and Council of Higher Education (COHE). Dr. Wold is a member of the Council of Higher Education and is treasurer for NSU COHE. She also is a member of the American Association of University Women.
At Northern, Dr. Wold has been an advisor for student organizations Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and South Dakota Education Association (SDEA). She has been an advisor for the Council for Exceptional Children since 2013, and for the South Dakota Education Association since 2017.
Dr. Wold has most recently served on these Northern committees and councils: Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, Promotion and Tenure, Teacher Education Council, American Indian Advisory Council, HLC Criterion 5 Committee, and Presidential Investiture Committee. In the past, she has served on the Academic Affairs, Return to Campus COVID, CEEDAR, and 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. She 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)
Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
CEC Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
Learning Disabilities Association of American (LDA)
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)
National Education Association (NEA)
Council of Higher Education (COHE)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Special education high leverage practices
Educator preparation programs
Special education teacher shortages
Specific learning disabilities
Transitions to postsecondary
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Wold, C.M. & Vogel, J.J. (2021). Inclusive University Experiences for Students with Disabilities, National Association of Special Education Teachers Special Educator e-Journal December 6, 2021.
Moon, A., Francom, G., and Wold, C. Learning from versus learning with technology: Supporting constructionist reading comprehension learning with iPad applications. TechTrends, August, 2020.
Schwan, A., Wold, C.M., Schwan, A., Moon, A.L., Neville, A.L., and Outka, J. Mentoring and new teacher self-perceptions regarding the effectiveness of a statewide mentoring program. Critical Questions in Education Journal, Fall 2020.
Moon, A. L., Wold, C. M. & Francom, G. M. Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Student-Centered iPad Applications. TechTrends. December 2016.
Wold, C.M. (2009). Response To Intervention: A study of the Implementation of Response To Intervention in North Dakota Schools, University of North Dakota.
Wold, C.M. (2022, January 17). Matching New Teachers and Mentors: Retaining Special Education Teachers Using Effective Mentoring Programs. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2022 Convention and Expo in Orlando, FL.
Wold, C.M. (2021, March 11). Learning From Versus Learning With Technology: Using iPad Reading Comprehension Apps. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2021 Virtual Conference.
Francom, G. M., Moon, A. L. & Wold, C. M. (2020). Learning with versus learning from technology: Supporting constructionist reading comprehension learning with iPad applications. Featured presentation: AECT International Convention, online.
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.
Vogel, J. & Wold, C. (2020, June 2). Professional Development in Special Education. Presented at the Virtual South Dakota New Teacher Mentorship summer academy.
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 Successfully Implementing Response To Intervention (RTI). Presented at the North Dakota Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) State Conference in Mandan, ND.
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.
Wold, C.M., Moon, A. & Francom, G. (2016, January 4). Differentiated Instruction. Presented at Aberdeen Catholic Schools Inservice, Aberdeen, SD.