Patricia Noonan,

Research Centers - Center for Research on Learning
Associate Research Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0593
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Dr. Pattie Noonan centers her work on providing and evaluating professional development related to improving education for all students. She holds a firm belief in the capacity of students with and without disabilities to achieve positive post-school outcomes through college and career readiness. Much of her work entails providing utilization-focused evaluation by working in close collaboration with State Departments of Education to create comprehensive evaluation plans and data systems. Her research often focuses on measuring collaboration, then using the results to improve teaming—a critical yet elusive component of educational improvement. To this end, she has published a book, many articles, and an integrated framework, all of which translate research results into practical applications. Throughout this process, Dr. Noonan continually improves her interactive, adaptive professional development practices in both virtual and face-to-face settings. She lives in Lawrence with her husband, John, with whom she enjoys remodeling old homes and exploring the world.

Selected Publications

Noonan, P. Gaumer Erickson, A. S., & Stanley, J. (in press). Collaboration to improve transportation. Journal of Rehabilitation.

Noonan, P. (2014). Transition Teaming: 26 strategies for interagency collaboration, Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Career Development and Transition.

Noonan, P. M., Gaumer Erickson, A. S., McCall, Z. Frey, B. & Zheng, C. (2014). Evaluating Change in Interagency Collaboration of a State-Level Interagency Education Team: A Social Network Approach within a Utilization-Focused Framework. Educational Assessment, Evaluation & Accountability. DOI:10.1007/s11092-014-9193-2

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., Brussow, J. A., & Gilpin, B. (2013). The impact of district Indicator 13 compliance on post-school outcomes. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals. DOI:10.1177/2165143413481497

Noonan, P. & Morningstar, M. M. (2012). Effective strategies for interagency collaboration (M. L. Wehmeyer & K. W. Webb, Eds.). Handbook of adolescent transition education for youth with disabilities New York, NY: Routledge.

Noonan, P. (2012). When do I call 911? (A. S. Gaumer Erickson, G. M. Clark, & J. R. Patton, Eds.). Informal assessments for transition planning (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Noonan, P. M., McCall, Z. A., Zheng, C. & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). An analysis of collaboration in a state-level interagency transition team. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals. DOI:10.1177/2165143412443083

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. M., & McCall, Z. (2012). Effectiveness of online professional development for rural special educators. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 3, 22-32.

Noonan, P. Gaumer Erickson, A. & Morningstar, M. (2012). Effects of community transition teams on interagency collaboration for school and adult agency staff. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Zheng, C. Kingston, N. & Noonan, P. M. (2012). The relationship among self-determination, self-concept, and academic achievement for students with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities.

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Noonan, P. & Jenson, R. (2012). The school implementation scale: Measuring implementation in response to intervention models. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 10, 33-52.

Noonan, P. (2012). Arizona secondary transition mentor program annual report. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. http://www.arizonatransition.org

Noonan, P. Gaumer Erickson, A. & Schmidt, Z. (2012). Dropout prevention and students with disabilities. Lawrence: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education, Transition Coalition.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG annual dissemination report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.mimschools.org

Noonan, P. (2012). Missouri SPDG annual performance report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

Noonan, P. & Shanley, J. (2012). Transportation and service learning in transition education assessment. Easter Seals Project ACTION.

Noonan, P. & Gaumer Erickson, A. (2012). Secondary transition toolkit. Washington, DC: Office Division of Special Education, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Government of the District of Columbia.

Noonan, P. & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2012). Transition assessment toolkit. Washington, DC: Office Division of Special Education, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Government of the District of Columbia.

Noonan, P. (2011). Arizona secondary transition mentor program annual report. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. http://www.arizonatransition.org

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2011). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG annual dissemination report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.mimschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Morningstar, M. E., & Noonan, P. M. (2011). Missouri transition professional development impact report. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Education. http://www.missouritransition.org

Noonan, P. (2011). Transition collaboration survey. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Department of Education.

Gaumer Erickson, A. & Noonan, P. (2010). Late-career adults in online education: A rewarding experience for individuals aged 50 to 65. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(2), 388-397.

Morningstar, M. Frey, B. Noonan, P. & Ng, J. (2010). The relationship of high school transition preparation and self-determination to postsecondary educational success. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 33, 80-94.

Noonan, P. (2010). Arizona secondary transition mentor program annual report. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education. http://www.arizonatransition.org

Morningstar, M. E., Noonan, P. & Soukup, J. (2010). Developing comprehensive community-wide transition systems to improve results. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas School of Education.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2010). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG annual dissemination report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.mimschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. & Noonan, P. (2009). Missouri integrated model data manual. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

Noonan, P. & Gaumer Erickson, A. (2009). Interagency collaboration and summary of performance train-the-trainer manual. Lawrence: University of Kansas Transition Coalition.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2009). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG annual dissemination report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.mimschools.org

Gaumer Erickson, A. & Noonan, P. (2009). School implementation scale. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, School of Education.

Noonan, P. Morningstar, M. & Clark, G. (2009). Transition assessment: The big picture. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education, Transition Coalition.

Noonan, P. Morningstar, M. & Gaumer, A. S. (2008). Improving interagency collaboration: Effective strategies used by high performing local districts and communities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 31(3), 132-143.

Noonan, P. (2008). State interagency transition team manual. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas School of Education.

Noonan, P. Morningstar, M. E., & Soukup, J. (2008). Developing comprehensive community-wide transition systems to improve results (v2.0). Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Transition Coalition.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2008). Missouri Integrated Model [SPDG annual dissemination report]. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. www.mimschools.org

Morningstar, M. E., Noonan, P. M., Lattin, D. L., & Clavenna-Deane, B. (2007). Arizona community transition teams: Developing comprehensive community-wide transition systems improve results. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Transition Coalition.

Noonan, P. M., & Gaumer Erickson, A. S. (2007). Evaluation report for the Kansas project for children and young adults who are deaf-blind. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Education.

Blalock, G. & Noonan, P. (2007). School counselors: Facilitating transitions for students with disabilities from high school to post-school settings. The IRIS Center for Training Enhancements. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

Noonan, P. (2006). Rights at the age of majority: Transition planning can help you with the answers. http://www.transitioncoalition.org

Morningstar, M. E., Tiemann, G. & Noonan, P. (2002). Working with families to improve transition services. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, Department of Special Education, Transition Coalition.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2004
  • MSEd, Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2000
  • BA, English, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1995

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