Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education and Human Development
Department of Teaching and Leading

College of Education and Human Development
Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation

The Graduate School


Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Leading at Augusta University. She obtained her B.A. and M.A. in applied foreign languages in Taiwan. She holds a dual-major Ph.D. in Special Education and Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, teacher education, and special education. Her recent work has appeared in Teachers College Records, the Journal of Experiential Education, Critical Education, New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, and Computer Assisted Language Learning. Her research aims at promoting humanity in curriculum and pedagogical practices. Dr. Kuo has served as a reviewer on the Fulbright National Searching Committee sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction Michigan State University, 2013

  • MA, Foreign Languages and Literature National Yunlin Univ of Scienc, 2007

  • BBA, Business Administration and Management, General Shih Chien University, 2003


  • Higher Education Teaching Certificate, Harvard University 2020

  • Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training Certificate Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE), 2020

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst 2017

  • Computer Science in Middle and High School Taiwan’s Ministry of Education , 2004

  • English Language Arts in Middle and High School Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, 2004

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Kaohsiung Autism Institute, 2000

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 High Five My Faculty Award – Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship, 2020

  • Augusta University Individual Teaching Excellence Award Nominated by COE 2019

  • College of Education Scholarship Grants Award Augusta University , 2018

  • Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence Scholarly Activity Award Augusta University , 2018

  • Senate Outstanding Faculty Award Augusta University , 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SPED 5003

    Ed Assessment in Sp Ed
  • SPED 3003

    Ed Assessment in Special Ed
  • SPED 3009

    Family & Community Engagement
  • SPED 5009

    Family & Community Engagement
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • SPED 5002

    Inclusive Education
  • SPED 3110

    Char of Stu/Mild Disabilities
  • SPED 5110

    Char of Students with Mild Dis
  • SPED 3001

    Policies & Procedures in SEd
  • SPED 5001

    Policies & Procedures in Sp Ed
  • SPED 3002

    Teach St/Disabil in Inclusive
  • SPED 6500

    Adv Studies in Special Ed


Selected Recent Publications

  • Actualizing hope and joy in the K-12 curriculum through Daisaku Ikeda’s human education, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The design of curriculum in human education through Daisaku Ikeda children’s stories. , 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Blended learning to foster EFL college students’ global literacy, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Review of Autism Through a Sensory Lens: Sensory Assessment and Strategies. , 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The impacts of the privately copyrighted assessment on K-20 Education, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Committee Member, Department Pre-Promotion and Tenure Committee 2019 - Present

  • Advisor, SPED Club and CEC Augusta Chapter 2015 - Present

  • Dyslexia Guest Speaker, EDTD 5275: Introduction to Literacy Assessment 2019 - 2019

  • Peer-Teaching Observation, ELED 3271: Children Literature to Teaching Reading 2019 - 2019

  • Faculty Development Peer Observation, EDTD 5231 Best Practices in Social Studies Education 2019 - 2019

College Service

  • Committee member, Augusta University College of Education Post-Tenure Review Committee 2019 - Present

  • Committee Member, Augusta University College of Education Promotion and Tenure Review Committee 2018 - Present

  • Volunteer, Future Georgia Educator’s Day, College of Education, Augusta University 2017 - Present

  • Holiday Events for Students with Special Needs, Augusta University 2016 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Volunteer/Supervisor, Augusta University Special Education Tutoring Program 2015 - Present

University Service

  • Committee member, High-Impact Practices Advisory Committee 2020 - Present

  • Committee member, Augusta University Intramural Grants Program (IGP) Advisory Committee 2019 - Present

  • Research & Scholarship Workgroup for the Faculty Workload Task Force, Augusta University 2019 - Present

  • Peace Studies Group, Facilitator 2015 - Present

  • Augusta University Alumni Day 2014 - Present

    Role: Student Recruiter

Professional Service

  • GATEway to Teacher Education - Journal of the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators 2021 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Reviewer, Currently Issues in Middle Level Education 2020 - Present

  • Reviewer, Educational Technology & Society 2020 - Present

  • External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion 2019 - Present

  • External Reviewer, The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Executive Summary Report: Degree trends in high-demand teaching specialties: 2009-10 to 2016-2017 2019 - Present

Public Service

  • Facilitator, Math Games Day for Children with Special Needs at Aquinas High School (helping with recruitment & communication) 2019 - Present

  • Special Olympics, Volunteer 2016 - Present

  • The Richmond County School System Parent-Teacher Conference Documentation Translator 2016 - Present

  • Augusta University Day of Service, Volunteer 2013 - Present

  • The 10th School District Special Education Leadership Team 2013 - Present

    Role: Member