Patricia Kohler-Evans, EdD
Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Patricia Kohler-Evans is a professor at the University of Central Arkansas in the Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education. She is also the director of the UCA Mashburn Center for Learning. As a former teacher, she has worked with students with disabilities for over thirty years. She has nineteen years of experience as a special education administrator in the largest district in Arkansas, serving urban students with numerous needs stemming from poverty, disability, and race. Kohler-Evansís research interests include inclusive education and meeting the needs of all students in various settings. She is the co-author of Civility, Compassion and Courage in Schools Today: Strategies for Implementing in K-12 Schools and Meaningful Conversations: The Way to Comprehensive and Transformative School Improvement. She has also published numerous articles on co-teaching, the importance of developing positive relationships with students as well as teachers. She also serves as an executive coach for the Little Rock School District.
Kohler-Evans earned her EdD in special education with emphasis on sociology from Memphis State University and an MSE in special education from University of Arkansas.