Ozalle Toms Assistant Professor

Ozalle Toms

Diversity Coordinator, COEPS


  • SPECED 325/760 Characteristics of Cognitive Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
  • SPECED 426/ 626 Introduction to Individual Diagnostic Assessment
  • SPECED 205 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPECED 406 Transition Programming for Students with Disabilities 
  • SPECFLD 489A/B/CD Supervision of Student Teachers
  • SPECFLD 410 General Education Field Experience (Co-teaching); Coordinator
  • SPECED 325 Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
  • INTRAUNV 104 New Student Seminar Education
  • SPECED 458 Collaboration for Effective Instruction



  • Positive Behavioral Interventions for At-risk Youth
  • Culturally Diverse Instruction
  • Teacher Education
  • Assessing Dispositional Skills of Teacher Candidates
  • Faculty and Staff Perceptions of Support Students



BA- Mental Disabilities, Univ of NC at Charlotte (2002)
MEd- Learning Disabilities, East Carolina Univ (2005)
Ph.D. Special Education, Univ of NC at Charlotte (2012)


Campbell-Whately, G., Merriweather, L., Lee, J., & Toms, O. (2016). Evaluation of diversity and multicultural integration training in higher education. Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research. 2(2) 1-14 Data Based, Peer Reviewed

Campbell-Whately, G., Wang, C., Toms, O., & Williams, N. (2015). Factors affecting campus climate: Creating a welcoming environment. New Waves Educational Research & Development, 18(20), 40-52

Patrick, C., Lo, Y-y., Campbell-Whatley, G.D., Flynn, S.D., & Toms, O. (2015). An antecedent-based intervention package for improvement of on-task behaviors of students with disabilities. The Illinoise School Journal. 95(1), 7-27.

Toms, O.M., & Campbell-Whatley, G., (2015) Culturally Responsive Classrooms for Black Students. In Sage Encycolopedia of Classroom Managment. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks: CA.

 Toms, O. & Stuart, S. (2014). Mentoring Strategies for decreasing suspension rates of students with behavior disorders. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies. 5(7), 6-11.

Fowler, C. H., Test, D. W., Cease-Cook, J., Toms, O., Bartholomew, A., & Scroggins, L.  (2014). Policy implications of high school reform on college and career readiness of youth with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.         doi:10.1177/1044207313518072

Campbell-Whatley, G., O' Farrow, L., & Toms, O. (2012). Leadership in a Multicultural Setting   (Chapter 9). In G. Campbell- Whatley & J. Lyons (Eds.), Leadership Practices for Special and General Educators. Merrill-Prentice Hall, Columbus, Ohio.           

Campbell-Whatley, G.D., Lee, J., Toms, O., Wang, C. (2012). Student perceptions of diversity and campus climate: When students speak. New Waves Educational Research & Development, 15 (1), 3-22.