Short BioVanessa Hinton, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling at Auburn University. She is also a certified teacher.
Her research interests are instruction and learning supports for children with disabilities. Her current research is the use of concrete-representational-abstract methods in learning mathematics. Dr. Hinton has several publications in top special education journals and conducted presentations in several peer reviewed conferences. She has been awarded a grant in building capacity for Alabama’s Early Intervention System through the use of telepractice in the implementation of services. Dr. Hinton is student centered in her approach to teaching and mentoring in the field of special education.
Originally from Selma, AL, she married the love of her life, and they had three children- Johnathan, Nash, and Motley. She enjoys spending time with her family, Auburn sports, and the occasional date night with her husband.
Ph.D in Rehabilitation and Special Education, 2011, Auburn University
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education, 1999, Auburn University
B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies, 1997, Samford University
2023 - Present
Clinical Professor, Auburn University
2017 - 2013
Associate Clinical Professor, Auburn University
2015 - 2016
Assistant Clinical Professor, Auburn University
2011 - 2015
Lecturer, Auburn University
2000 - 2011
Special Education Teacher, Dawson Elementary, Columbus, GA