Dr. Heather Duncan

Area of Interest: Elementary Education

Phone: 941-359-4288

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: hbduncan@sar.usf.edu

Office: B210

Coordinator of Clinical Education

Dr. Heather Duncan is the Coordinator of Clinical Education in the School of Education at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. A native Floridian, she received her BA in Elementary Education, and her M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Florida. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida-Tampa in Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education, with an emphasis in Autism and Families. Dr. Duncan has worked as a special educator in K-12 schools, a Director of a school for students diagnosed with Autism, as well as an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Special Education teacher preparation programs in California. She has been teaching part-time for USF since 2006.

Ph.D., University of South Florida
M.Ed., University of Florida
B.A., University of Florida


Dr. Duncan’s research publications and conference presentations involve the lived experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse families raising a child with Autism, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the self-efficacy of pre-service teachers.