Tricia K. Strickland, Ph.D. received her doctorate in special education with a concentration in mathematics education from the University of Maryland. Dr. Strickland spent 12 years teaching mathematics to middle and high school students with diverse learning needs. Prior to teaching, she worked with children with emotional and behavioral disorders in residential facilities. Dr. Strickland is especially interested in instructional practices and interventions that assist students with high incidence disabilities access the general education curriculum and have a positive school experience. Her area of research focuses on mathematics instructional interventions that assist students with high incidence disabilities access the general education curriculum. Additionally, she is investigating the mathematics pedagogical content knowledge of special education teachers.