Dr. Vicki Hartley

Vicki Jean Hartley, Ed.D.

Coordinator of Special Education Programs

Associate Professor of Special Education


Dr. Hartley received her Doctor of Education and Master of Education degrees in mild/moderate disabilities from the University of Southern Mississippi. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in mental retardation from Georgia Southern College.

Dr. Hartley began her career as a teacher of children with mild disabilities with one year on the elementary level in Waycross, Georgia.  This was followed by four years teaching at junior high level and four years at the high school level, both in Alexander City, Alabama. While working on graduate studies at USM, she was an assistant on two research grants training teachers of children with severe disabilities.

She began her college teaching career with 3 years at Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama). She has been on the faculty of Delta State University since 1991.


Scholarly interests: Behavior management, reflective teaching, inclusion

Ask her about: her cats and her crafts


Courses Taught:

CSP 616          Behavioral Management

CSP 383          Study of Mental Retardation

CSP 346          Classroom Behavior Management

CSP 385          Study of Emotional Disabilities

CSP 643          Programming For Individuals With Mild/Moderate Exceptional Learning Needs

CSP 547          Internship in Special Education

CSP 348.         Collaborative Partnerships in Special Education

CSP 550          Programming for Individuals with Severe/Multiple Disabilities


Professional Memberships

CEC: Council for Exceptional Children

ACRES: American Council on Rural Special Education


Favorite Links:


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities


Dr. Mac’s Amazing Behavior Management Page


CECP: Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice