Kara Rosenblatt

Kara Rosenblatt

Associate Professor of Special Education, Special Education Program Coordinator, Literacy, Language, and Special Populations Department Chair
College of Education
Department of Literacy, Languages, and Special Populations
MA in Education, Special Education Program
Office
MB Room 3220

Kara Rosenblatt is an Associate Professor of Special Education, Program Coordinator for the Special Education Program, and Department Chair for the Language, Literacy, and Special Populations department here at UTPB. I'm originally from Tampa, Florida and went to Florida State University for my undergraduate and master’s degree. After graduating with degrees in special education from FSU, I returned to the Tampa Bay area and taught middle school students with varying exceptionalities for five years. In the fall of 2006, I began a Ph.D. program in Exceptional Student Education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL and graduated in 2009. My first position in higher education was at Mississippi State University, where I was an Assistant Professor of Special Education and taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses. I continue to teach both undergraduate and graduate-level courses here at UTPB and conduct research on instructional and mobile technology use in education, disability awareness in sport, and teacher preparation. In my spare time, I love to watch college football, travel and explore new things, and spend time with my fur-babies.

Education

  • (2009) Ph.D. Exceptional Education, University of Central Florida
  • (2001) M.S. Special Education – Learning Disabilities & Emotional Disturbances, Florida State University
  • (2000) B.S. Special Education – Learning Disabilities & Emotional Disturbances, Florida State University

Research Interests

  • Instructional Technology
  • High Incidence Disabilities
  • Teacher Preparation 

List of Publications

Books

Walker, Z. M., Rosenblatt, K., & McMahon, D. (2015). Teaching the last backpack generation:
A mobile technology handbook for secondary educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Refereed Journal Articles

Rosenblatt, K., Badgett, K., & Eldridge, J. (2019). Teacher retention: Important considerations for rural and urban districts in Texas. International Journal of Innovative Business Strategies, 5, 274-278.

Zeglin, R. & Niemela, D.R.M., Rosenblatt, K., & Hernandez-Garcia, J. (2019). Using Photovoice as a Counselor Education pedagogical tool: A pilot. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 14, 258-268.

Moore, L., Rosenblatt, K., Badgett, K., & Eldridge, J. (2018). Urban Texas teacher retention: Unbelievable empirical factors tied to urban teacher persistence and retention. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, 9(3), 2923-2931.

Walker, Z., McMahon, D., & Rosenblatt, K. & Arner, T. (2017). Beyond Pokemon: Augmented reality is a Universal Design for Learning tool. Sage Open, October-December,1-8,

Rosenblatt, K., & Balderaz, L, & Zeglin, R. (2017). Graduate special education students’ predictors of mobile technology use in professional practices: Results from Project UnTIE: Unplugging Technology, Increasing Engagement. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14(2), 59-68.

Balderaz, L. & Rosenblatt, K. (2016). Preparing special education teachers to use mobile technology: A review of the literature. Interaction Journal of Design, 28, 34-48.

Whitby, P.S., Rosenblatt, K., & Ogilve, C.R. (2016). Video modeling for people with autism and developmental disabilities. DADD Express, 27(3), 7-8, 12.

Book Chapters

Rosenblatt, K. (2020). Using the flipped method of instruction for English language learners. In Z. Walker, D. Tan, and N. Koh (Eds.), Flipped classrooms: An international perspective with Diverse Learners. Singapore: Springer Publishing.

Rosenblatt, K. & McMahon, D. (2020). Flipping the classroom for students with disabilities. In Z. Walker, D. Tan, and N. Koh (Eds.), Flipped classrooms: An international perspective with Diverse Learners. Singapore: Springer Publishing.

Refereed Proceedings

Rosenblatt, K., Salgado, Y., & Wilson, T. (2019). Investigating the use of video modeling to increase reading comprehension among English Language Learners. Paper Presented at the London International Conference on Education. Cambridge, U.K.

Badgett, K., Rosenblatt, K., & Eldridge, J. (2019). Factors that impact Texas teacher retention. Paper presented at the London International Conference on Education. Cambridge, U.K.

Rosenblatt, K., Bedesem, P. (2018). Teaching self-determination to students with high-incidence disabilities in 3D virtual learning environments. Paper presented at the London International Conference on Education. Cambridge, U.K.

Moore, L., Rosenblatt, K., Badgett, K., & Eldridge, J. (2018). Factors that influence the longevity of urban Texas teachers. Paper presented at the London International Conference on Education. Cambridge, U.K.

Last Updated: 09/20/2021