N. Kim Doan



Work Experience

Professional Affiliations

Community Service



University of Virginia

Curry School of Education

N. Kim Doan
Doctoral Student
Special Education

405 Emmet Street South
P.O. Box 400273
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Office: 434.924.3042
Email: kimdoan@virginia.edu


After eight years of teaching in Southern California, I decided to return to school to earn a Ph.D. in special education.  I packed my little Honda and drove from Los Angeles to Charlottesville, Virginia where I am now.  Since being a doctoral student means reading hundreds of pages each week, this will have to be a short introduction.  I hope you enjoy the website.  Check out my skydiving video on the travel page.


Ph.D. Student, Special Education
Entered June 2003. Expected graduation May 2006
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

M. A. Special Education
Emphasis in Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities
California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

B. A. English
California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

International Studies - Spanish
Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca (ICU)

Oaxaca, Mexico
Casa De Lengua
Antigua, Guatemala
Heredia, Costa Rica


Virginia Postgraduate Professional License
Areas of endorsement: English, English as a Second Language, Specific Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbance.

California Clear Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate

California Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Instruction Credential

California Professional Clear Single Subject Credential in English


University of Virginia
Teaching Assistant

EDIS 302 - Exceptional Learner - 1 Semester
EDIS 500 - Exceptional Learner - 2 Semesters
Group Facilitator (International Teaching Assistants) - 3 Semesters
University Supervisor - 4 Semesters

Editorial Assistant - Current

Whisper Ridge Behavioral Health System
Teacher - Summer 2004

Pomona Unified School District
Special Educator - 5 years

Los Angeles Unified School District
Special Educator - 3 years


Council for Exceptional Children
Division for Learning Disabilities


Piedmont CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
Big Sisters


DLD's Roads Scholarship
Orlando Conference, Fall 2004

John & Florence May Fellowship
University of Virginia, Doctoral Program

National Endowment for the Humanities
Summer Seminar & Institutes (2002 - Charlottesville, VA)
Boundary Lines: Southern Women Writers

Associated Pomona Teachers
WHO award

Target Corporation
Teacher's Scholarship

United States Army
Certificate of Appreciation

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