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College of Education

Faculty and Staff

Christine Christle, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-2922
Fax: 803-777-2824

Wardlaw 235H

Office Hours:

By appointment

Christine Christle

Academic Background

Ed.D. in Special Education, University of Kentucky
M.S. in special Education, University of Kentucky
B.A. Elementary Education and Special Education, University of Kentucky


Christine Christle's research-to-practice agenda involves teacher training, professional development, and interventions for students who are at risk for a host of negative outcomes. 


Teaching areas/areas of expertise: Introduction to Special Education, Characteristics & Instructional Methods for Students with Mild Disabilities, Behavior and Classroom Management, Inclusion and Co-Teaching Students with Disabilities, Supervision of Practica and Student Teaching in Special Education

Selected Research Studies

2012 - 2013: Determining Teacher Education Program Effectiveness: Three Survey Studies

2008 – 2011: Effects of teacher grading practices on the academic pathways of students recommended for expulsion

2007 - 2008: Effects of a Corrective Reading Program on the Outcomes of Students Attending Alternative Schools in South Carolina

2001 - 2004: Mixed-method inquiry involving the prevention of youth delinquency and the school variables that promote or discourage student success: Three large scale studies involving all public schools in Kentucky.

Selected Publications

Christle, C. A. & Yell, M. L. (2014). Introduction to emotional and behavioral disorders. In M. L. Yell, N. Meadows, E. Drasgow, & J. Shriner (Eds.), Evidenced-based practices for educating students with emotional and behavioral disorders. (2nd. ed.) (pp. 3-21). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Education.

Christle, C. A. & Yell, M. L. (2013). Individualized educational programs: Legal requirements and research findings. In M. Tankersley and B. Cook (Eds.), Research-based Practices in Special Education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Christle, C. A. & Yell, M. L. (2010). Individualized Educational Programs: Legal Requirements and Research Findings. Exceptionality, 18(3), 109-123.

Christle, C. A., Jolivette, K., & Nelson, C. M. (2007). School characteristics related to high school dropout rates. Remedial and Special Education, 28(6) 325-339.

Christle, C. A., Jolivette, K., & Nelson, C. M. (2005). Breaking the school to prison pipeline: Identifying school risk and protective factors for youth delinquency. Exceptionality, 13(2) 69-88.

Christle, C. A., Nelson, C. M., & Jolivette, K. (2004). School characteristics related to the use of suspension. Education and Treatment of Children, 27(4) 509-526.

Select Presentations

Christle, C.A. & Yell, M.L. (2013, July). Developing educationally meaningful and legally sound IEPs: Focus on developing measurable annual goals and monitoring student progress. One-day workshop presented to the Annual Research to Practice Conference of the SC Office of Exceptional Children.

Christle, C.A. (2013, July). Universal Design for Learning: Designing and implementing curricula to meet the needs of all learners. One-day workshop presented to the Annual Research to Practice Conference of the SC Office of Exceptional Children.

Christle, C.A. (2012, February). The ABCs of BIPs: Effective behavior intervention planning. South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference. Columbia, SC.

Christle, C. A. & Allday, R. A. (2010, October). Making the Grade: Do grading policies and practices exacerbate the school-to-prison pipeline for at-risk youth? 34th Annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference. Tempe, AZ.