Texas Tech University

Nora Griffin-Shirley, Ph.D.

Professor
Educational Psychology and Leadership

Email: n.griffin-shirley@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-0225

Office: Education 220

Vita

Nora Griffin-Shirley is a professor who coordinates the Orientation and Mobility Specialist Program and is also the Director of the Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities and the Coordinator of TTU Graduate Certification Program in Sensory Impairments & Autism. 

Education

  • PhD, Human Resources Development, Georgia State University -1993
  • Gerontology Certificate, Georgia State University - 1988
  • MEd, Rehabilitation of the Blind (O&M), Boston College - 1979
  • BS, Elementary Education, University of Maine - 1976

Areas of Expertise

  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Gerontology
  • Blindness

Selected Publications

Pogrund, R.L. & Griffin-Shirley, N. (2018). Partners in O&M: Supporting Orientation and Mobility for Students Who Are Visually Impaired. New York: AFB Press.

Griffin-Shirley, N. & Bozeman, L. (2016). Orientation and mobility for independent living: Strategies for teaching orientation and mobility to older adults. New York: AFB Press.

Griffin-Shirley, N., & Pogrund, R.L.(2018). Overview of O&M. In R.L. Pogrund & N. Griffin-Shirley (Eds.), Partners in O&M: Supporting Orientation and Mobility for Students Who Are Visually Impaired. New York: AFB Press.

Meeks, M., & Griffin-Shirley, N. (2018). Brain and O&M. In R. Pogrund and N. Griffin-Shirley (Eds.), Partners in O&M: supporting orientation and mobility for students who are visually impaired. New York: AFB Press.

Griffin-Shirley, N.(2018).O&M Tools and Systems. In R. Pogrund and N. Griffin-Shirley (Eds.), Partners in O&M: supporting orientation and mobility for students who are visually impaired. New York: AFB Press.

Griffin-Shirley, N., & Delcambre, L. (2018). From policy to practices: Towards inclusion of children with visual impairments in the USA. Inclusion - Cross-cultural reflections on policies, practices, and approaches. New Delhi, India: Bharti Publications.

Griffin-Shirley, N., & Trusty, S. (2017). Orientation and mobility. In C. Holbrook, C. Kamaei-Hannan. T. McCarthy  (Ed.), Foundations of Education, 3rd Edition, Volume 2. (pp. 654-699). New York: AFB Press.

Grants

Griffin-Shirley, N. (Co-Principal), & Pogrund, R. (Co-Principal), Reach Across Texas Program, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, ($602,000).

Pogrund, R. (Co-Principal), Griffin-Shirley, N. (Co-Principal), & Kackley, L. (Co-Principal): Project CAT-SI: Collaboration and Assistive Technology for Students with Sensory Impairment. Students with autism and sensory impairments: Addressing the personnel shortages in rural, remote and high-need areas. U.S. Department of Education ($1,249,999).