Nanette Edeiken-Cooperman, Ed.D.
Specializations: Low Incidence Disabilities, Autism Studies, Transition, Teacher Preparation
Office: Merion Hall 216
Nanette Edeiken-Cooperman is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at Saint Joseph’s University. She also received her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the Saint Joseph’s University. Her research explored the effectiveness of transition plans for students with low-incidence disabilities and how those plans relate to their post-school life. Prior to coming to St. Joe’s, she taught in the Life Skills program in the Philadelphia School District, community- based instruction for individuals between the age of 16 and 21 years, was an Educational Consultant in the Department of Human Services for the State of New Jersey, and worked at a private school in Philadelphia doing admission’s testing for grades K-4. She currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses at St. Joe’s as well as supervising student teachers in the field. Her current research involves the transition to secondary school for students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the transition to post-school life for students who have been diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. In addition, she is researching the use of authentic assignments in Special Education teacher preparation programs.