Dr. Nicole Anthony

Assistant Chair - Assistant Professor of Special Education

Dr. Nicole Anthony is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects. Dr. Anthony attended Norfolk State University (NSU), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Dr. Anthony attended graduate school at Touro College in New York City and earned a MSED with dual certification in general education and special education. Additionally, Dr. Anthony attended Cambridge College where she received an Ed.S in Administration and Supervision grades K-12. She earned a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in special education from Old Dominion University.

Prior to coming to Fayetteville State University, Dr. Anthony was the Director of the Education, Advising and Assessment Center at Hampton University. Dr. Anthony also has experience as a general and special education teacher in the New York City and Norfolk, Virginia Public School systems. Dr. Anthony is a staunch advocate for individuals with exceptionalities and their families and has been in the field of education for the past 18years. 

Research Interest

•   Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) social-communication development 

•   Career trajectories and postsecondary outcomes for individuals with ASD

•   Technology use in the development of evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD


Raver, S.A., Bobzien, J., Richels, C., Hester, P., & Anthony, N.(2013). Using dyad-specific social stories to increase communicative and interactional skills of preschoolers with hearing loss in self-contained and inclusive settings. International Journal of Inclusive Education2(4),122-135.

Raver, S. A., Hester, P., Michalek, A., Cho, D. & Anthony, N. A. (2013). Impact of an activity mini-schedule on the attention of preschoolers with cochlear implants during a group activity.  Education and Treatment of Children,1(2), 215-230. 

Raver, S.A., Bobzien, J., Richels, C., Hester, P., Michalek, A., & Anthony, N. (2012). Effects of parallel talk on the language and interactional skills of preschoolers with cochlear implants and hearing aids. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 3(1), 530-538.


Anthony, N. (2016). "Social Competence Development for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders". Presentation presented at the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities Conference: Williamsburg, Virginia.

Hammond, D., Riley, J., Lowrey, A., & Anthony, N. (2013). "Systematic Planning and Transition of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders". Presentation presented at Council for Exceptional Children: San Antonio, Texas.  

Anthony, N., & Bobzien, J. (2013). "Promoting Social Competence in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders".  Paper presented at the Virginia Transition Forum: Richmond, Virginia.