Amy Sharp, Ph.D.

Center on Disability and Development
Department of Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University
Harrington 637C
Mail Stop 4225
College Station, TX 77843-4225
Phone: 979-845-4612
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: November 10, 2014


Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Data
Community Support
Specialty Resource Contacts: Family Support, Person-Centered Practices, Special Education
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Institute for Person-Centered Practices (IPCP)
Family Support Network (FSN)
Directory of Community Resources (DCR)
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
Council on Community Advocacy
Research: Family Involvement, Advocacy, Parent Training


Amy Nelson Sharp, Ph.D.

Harrington 637F, MS 4225, College Station, TX  77843-4225

Tel:  979-845-4612     Email: [email protected]



Ph.D.               Special Education Leadership and Interagency Collaboration, Texas A&M             University

M. Ed.             Diagnostician, M.Ed., Angelo State University

B. S.                 Professional Writing, B.S., University of Houston



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                            

Jul 2008 – Present                Associate Director, University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas       


Jul 2006 – Jul 2008                Program Coordinator, University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Aug 2002 - Present               Director, Family Support Network, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Aug 2001- May 2008              Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Special Education Student Teaching Seminar, SEFB 426/ Classroom Management, SEFB 471/Special Education and the Family SEFB 610 & EPFB 210                    


Aug - Dec 2001                      Assistant Lecturer, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas    Classroom Management, SEFB 471              


Jul - Dec 2001                        Internship, Junction 505, Bryan, Texas                  


May - Dec 2001                      Graduate Assistant & Low Incidence Disability Grant Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Jan 2001- Aug 2004               Special Education Student Teacher Supervisor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas        


Jan -Jul 2001                          Internship, Advocacy, Incorporated, Austin, Texas    


Aug 1999-Jun 2000                Diagnostician, Bryan I.S.D., Bryan, Texas      



Aug 1997-Jun 1999                Second Grade Teacher, Inclusive Classroom, Spring Branch I.S.D., Houston, Texas


Aug 1996-Jun 1997                Third Grade Teacher, Inclusive Classroom, Lamar Consolidated I.S.D., Richmond, Texas       




·      Effects of disaster events on persons with disabilities in both response and recovery

·      Impact of knowledge and efficacy on parental involvement in the special education process

·      Perception of Alternative Certification Programs for special education teachers by administrators in Texas

·      Program evaluation of a Low-Incidence Disability Masters program

·      Impact of simple rewards for homework completion rates



PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                        

Cifuentes, L., Sharp, A., Bulu, S., Benz, M., & Stough, L. (2010). Developing a Web 2.0-based system with user-authored content for community use and teacher education. Educational Technology Research and Development. 58(4), 377-398.

Stough, L. M., & Sharp, A. M. (2006, January). Evaluating the Impact of the Katrina Aid to Individuals with Disabilities Project. Research proposal submitted to the Association on University Centers on Disability.

Stough, L. M., & Sharp, A. M. (2006, December). An evaluation of the Impact of the Katrina Aid to Individuals with Disabilities Project. Evaluation conducted with the National Disabilities Rights Network, Washington, DC.

Stough, L. M., & Sharp, A. N. (2006, October). Developing an action agenda to improve services to people with disabilities before, during, and after emergencies: Lessons from the Gulf States. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disability, Washington, DC.

Stough, L. M., & Sharp, A. N. (2006, October). Evaluation of case management provided to individuals with disabilities during disasters. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disability, Washington, DC.

Stough, L. M. & Sharp, A. N. (2006, October). Disaster response and recovery and individuals with cognitive disabilities. Presentation at the Southwest Conference on Disability, Albuquerque, NM.



PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC ACTIVITIES                                                                                                   


·      Advocacy, Incorporated Board of Directors, 2009 - present                                   

·      Chamber of Commerce, Bryan, TX, August 2001 - present

·      Community Partnership Board, Bryan, TX, May 2001 – present

·      National Community Education Directors Council, Vice Chair, 2009-present

·      Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, 2005 – present                           

·      Texas Education Agency Parent Training Committee, Austin TX, 2001 – present

·      Texas Education Agency Access to the General Curriculum Committee, Austin TX, 2005 – present

·      The Council for Exceptional Children, 1999 – present



·      Bryan-College Station Junior League, 1995 – 2005

·      Bryan-College Station Junior League Board Member, April 2004 – May 2005     Bryan-College Station Mayor’s Council on Disabilities, December 2001 – June 2009

·      City of Bryan Youth Services Advisory Board, Bryan, TX, 2002 - 2009

·      Community Resource Coordination Group Committee, Bryan, TX, January 2003 – June 2009  

·      Disability Policy Consortium Emergency preparedness Chair, October 2006 – December 2006

·      Education Committee, Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce, June 2003 – June 2006

·      Family to Family Connections Project Advisory Committee, Houston, TX, May 2003 – 2005

·      Leadership Brazos, 2001 – 2002

·      Partners in Policymaking Associate, 2002

·      Rotary International, Bryan, TX, 2002 – 2006                        

·      Voices for Children Board Member, Bryan, TX, October 2002 – 2008



PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION                                                                                  

·      Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, June 2010

·      Creating Leaders, Mastering the Fundamental and Effective Delivery of the Ontological Access to Leadership, Center for Character and Leadership Development, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, July 2010

·      Leadership, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Spring 2008

·      Zamboni Driving Certification, Fall 2008