Saint Joseph's University

MaryErin (Mollie) Sheppard, Ed.D

Dr. Mary E. Sheppard is an Assistant Professor in the Special Education Department. Her research focuses on effective teaming practices that support families of children with special needs, improving the collaboration between physicians and school personnel and math instruction for students with disabilities.

Published Works:

  • Sheppard, M. E., & Vitalone-Raccaro, N. (2016). How physicians support children with disabilities and their families: roles, responsibilities and collaborative partnerships. Disability and Health Journal. 9(4), 692-704.
  • Sheppard, M. E. (2017). Team Communication Examined in the Context of Parent Race and Income: Are We Including All Parents in the Discussion?  Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners 17(1), 39-54.
  • Sheppard, M.E., Vitalone-Raccaro, N., & Kaari, J. M., Ajumobi, T. (2017). Using the perspective of families and the flipped classroom to teach medical students about children with disabilities and special education. Disability and Health Journal. DOI:

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