Dr. Dalton directs special program and grant development at TechACCESS of RI. Prior to this, she was Assistant Professor of Special Education at Rhode Island College, and Coordinator of Assistive Technology and UDL for the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities. In 2010, she was post-doctoral fellow in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Leadership at Boston College and CAST, Inc. Earning a PhD in Education from the University of Rhode Island (2009), she received Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Education Award of Kappa Delta Pi (RI) for “The Relationship between Assistive Technology State Standards for Teachers, Assistive Technology Implementation, and Student Performance in the Context of Evidence-based Practice”. Dr. Dalton presents on UDL and technology regionally, nationally, and internationally, and is currently President of the Special Education Technology Special Interest Group of ISTE. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (ISTE) and Journal of the International Society for Technology in Education (IASE).
Previous experiences include counselor/advisor for non-traditional students at the community college level, special education teacher in RI public schools, and teaching at a Montessori school. Professionally, her interests include competencies for teacher preparation, infusion of UDL into practice, global perspectives in education, and linking assistive technology and educational technologies through system change.