Hollie Campbell Cost
Office ·Station 6355 ·Montevallo, AL 35115
Ph. D., Rehabilitation and Special Education
M. Ed., Special Education
University of Montevallo
Full Professor August 2012 -- Present
Associate Professor August 2006 – 2012
Assistant Professor August 2000 ‑ July 2006
Responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education, intern supervision and undergraduate and graduate student advisement
Service Learning Coordinator August 2009 - Present
Facilitate, support, and assess activities related to the University’s service learning courses/activities.
Falcon Scholars in Action Program Director August 2009-present
Plan, coordinate, implement, and assess activities related to the University of Montevallo Falcon Scholars in Action program.
Montevallo Connection Coordinator, January 2007‑May 2010
Planned, coordinated, implemented, and assessed activities related to the University’s relationship with the Montevallo schools
Stephen F. Austin State University
Assistant Professor August 1998‑August 2000
Responsible for undergraduate student advisement and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education and educational psychology
Summer Clinic Director June 1999-July 1999
Developed and directed summer clinic for children with emotional and behavioral disorders
Graduate Research Assistant, June 1995‑August 1998
Practicum Supervisor, June 1995‑Present
Responsible for developing and coordinating student practicum placements, student supervision, student evaluation and advisement
Summer Clinic Assistant Director, June 1995 ‑August 1998
Responsible for master's student training and supervision, elementary student recruitment and organizing parent orientation for summer clinic designed for children with behavioral disorders.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, January 1996‑ August 1998
Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate special education courses.
Lee County Youth Development Center
Educational Diagnostician, September 1996‑August 1998
Assessed children committed to the Department of Youth Services.
Classroom Teacher, August ‑ September 1996
Developed and taught a self‑contained class for juvenile delinquent females.
Teacher's Aide, Summer 1994
Assisted teacher in grading, educational planning and student instruction.
Lee County Schools
Special Education Teacher, January 1994‑June 1995
Resource teacher for kindergarten through sixth grade students with behavior disorders in a rural school with a predominantly minority population.
September 1993‑December 1993
(A) Class for emotionally disturbed students, Montgomery Co., AL Public Schools
(B) Juvenile correctional facility, Alabama Dept. Of Youth Services, Mt. Meigs Campus, Montgomery, AL
September 1992‑August 1993
Experiences involved work with emotionally disturbed students in each of the following (3 months per placement): (A) Auburn University Summer Clinic; (B) Lee County Youth Development Center; (C) Auburn Junior High School; (D) West Forest Elementary, Opelika, Alabama
East Alabama Mental Health‑ Mental Retardation Center
February 1992‑March 1993
Case manager, February 1992‑ December 1992
Coordinated community services for adults and children with mental retardation and mental illness.
Direct services provider, September 1992‑March 1993
Provided direct care services to adults with mental illness and mental retardation in residential setting.
Assistant Program Director, June 1992‑August 1992
Responsible for staff supervision and training as well as client programming in a summer program for students with Autism and severe mental retardation.
Suell, J. L., Ratchford, D., Cook, T., & Cost, H. C. (in press). The impact of e-readers on comprehension and reading interest, Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning.
Simpson, R. G., Cost, H. C. & Newell, J. (in preparation). The Behavior Manager’s Handbook: from self-preparation to student evaluation.
Simpson, R. G. & Cost, H. C. (in preparation). Promoting mastery of multiple cue discrimination tasks in children with autism.
Murdock, L. M., Cost, H. C. & Tieso, C. (2007). Measurement of language and social interaction skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their typical peers, Focus on Autism, 22, 160-172.
Cost, H. C. & Simpson, R. G. (2004). A Behavioral Assessment Investigation: Direct Observation and Behavior Ratings. Research in the Schools, 11(2), 51-60.
Kenney, M., Ninness, H.A.C., Rumph,
R. Bradfield, A. & Cost, H (2002). Paradoxical patterns in the measurement of
hyperactivity. Behavior and Social
Issues, 12, 40-52.
Eaves, R.C., Campbell, H.A. & Chambers, D.C. (2000). Criterion‑related and construct validity of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Rating Scale and the Autism Behavior Checklist, Psychology in the Schools, 37, 311-321.
Cost, H. C. (March, 2012). A Romp through the joys of managing behavior in the elementary classroom. UM Faculty Research Symposium
*Cost, H. C. (November, 2012). Unearthing Montevallo's hidden jewel through university-community partnerships. Lifetime of Learning Conference, Birmingham, AL
*Cost, H. C. & Selles, H. (2011, July). BluePrints College Access Initiative Program Report, David Mathews Institute, Montgomery, AL.
*Cost, H. C. & Scott, K. (2011, February). Future Falcons: Establishing University Foundations for Local School Children, Gulf South Summit, Roanoke, VA.
*Cost, H. C., Suell, J., Ratchford, D. & Cook, T. (2010, September). The Impact of e-readers on Comprehension and Reading Interest Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Education, Nashville, TN.
Scott, K. & Cost, H. C. (2010, August). BluePrints, College Access and Mentoring Program. Higher Education Partnership, Destin, FL.
*Cost, H. C., Barrett, K., Metz, T., Bell, S., Hardig, T. (2010, June). Montevallo Matters: Creating Collaborative Community Enhancements, COPLAC, Asheville, NC.
*Cost, H. C. (2009, April). Establishing social skills partnerships as an RTI strategy: University-School Partnerships. Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA.
*Cost, H. C. & Suell, J. (2009, February). Alabama Federation Council for Exceptional Children, Promoting Social Skills in Elementary Students through University-School Partnerships Birmingham, AL.
*Cost, H. C. & Moore, J. L. (2008, October). Southeast Regional Association of Teachers of Education. Creating Awesome Authors through University-School Partnerships, Myrtle Beach, SC.
*Cost, H.C. (2008, September). Southeast Regional TESOL Conference, Panelist, Faculty Professional Development in ESL Best Practices at Institutions of Higher Education. Birmingham, AL
Cost, H. C. (2007, February). Women in Alabama Politics, Political panelist, University of Montevallo, AL
*Cost, H. C. & Murdock, L. C. (2007, February). Classroom Implications for the S-CAT: A Social-Communication Assessment Tool for Children with ASD, Alabama Federation Council for Exceptional Children, Birmingham, AL
*Cost, H. C. & Murdock, L. C. (2005, April). Assessing the communication of children with autism using the social communication assessment tool. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
*Murdock, L. C., & Cost, H. C. (2004, April). Measurement of language and social interaction skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their typical peers. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
*Cost, H.C. (November, 2003). Measurement of language and social interaction skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their typical peers, Paper presented at the at Mid-south Educational Research Association, Chattanooga, TN
Sterner, M., Cost, H. C., Avery, J. (2003, April). University of Montevallo Basic Computer Skills Test, Alabama PT3, Birmingham, AL
*Cost, H. C. & Whitsett, R. G. (2002, November). Encouraging Collaboration through Service Learning, Poster session presented at Mid-south Educational Research Association, Chattanooga, TN
*Cost, H. C. (2002, January). Learning through Community Service: A Student “Exchange” Program. Presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Montgomery, AL
*Cost, H.C. (October, 1999). Universities, parents and children with behavioral disorders: A recipe for success. Presentation at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, Dallas, Texas.
*Simpson, R.G. & Campbell, H. (February, 1998). Auburn University's field‑based master's training program in emotional/ behavioral disorders and autism. Presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children, Auburn, Alabama.
*Campbell, H. (February, 1998). A pow‑wow approach to social skills training. Presentation at The Council for Exceptional Children, Auburn, Alabama.
*Simpson, R.G. & Campbell, H. (November, 1997). Program development and recruitment of non‑traditional master's students in a field‑based special education training program. Presentation at the Teacher Education Division, The Council for Exceptional Children, Savannah, Georgia.
* Denotes peer-reviewed presentations
Submitted, secured in collaboration with Alabama Poverty Project, AmeriCorps Vista grant request for BluePrints and UM Service Learning Program.
Submitted, secured, Charting the Course for Community Advancement through Increased Citizen Involvement, David Mathews Institute Internship Grant, June, 2012. $8,000.
Submitted, secured, Sculptural Bike Racks: Promoting Environmental Responsibility and Physical Activity through the Arts, University of Montevallo Green Fund, October 2011, $7500.
Submitted, secured, The science of e-reading: Implementing ARI best practices in a summer reading program, Alabama State Department of Education, March 2010, $14,400.
Submitted, non-secured, Future Falcon Mentors, College Board, Greenhouse Program, April, 2010, $8,755.
Submitted, non-secured, University of Montevallo Falcon Scholars in Action, Learn and Serve America Grant, March, 2009, $243,000.
Submitted, secured, Earth and Sky Camp, ADECA, March 2009, $5000.
Secured, A Comparison of Communicative Behaviors of Children with ASD and Typical Children Using Direct Observation in the Classroom, University of Montevallo Faculty Research Grant, Secured, Fall 2003, $2665
Secured, Proposal to the Alabama State Department of Education to Accept University of Montevallo as a Training Site for students in Chapter 1 program schools, Summer 2002
Secured, Collaborative Teacher Minigrant, Alabama State Department of Education, $1,000. Fall 2001
Submitted, non-secured, University of Alabama, Assisted Integrated Science team with design of assessment plan for NSF grant proposal in the amount of $2,000,000, October 2000.
Secured, Social Skills Needs Assessment Grant, University of Montevallo Faculty Research, Fall 2000 $750
Secured, Preparing personnel to teach Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Autism. June, 1999. CFDA Number 84.325 H. Funding dates: September 1999 to September 2002. (Funding amount: $531,555; with Glen L. McCuller)
Submitted, non-secured, Investigating the Impact of Training Time on the Maintenance of Social Skills, Submitted, Faculty Research Proposal, Submitted Fall 1999
Secured, Training Personnel for Education of Seriously Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic Children. June, 1996. CFDA Number 84.029G. Funding dates: October 1996 to October 1999. (Funding amount $322,000; assisted Robert G. Simpson, coordinator)
Secured, Training Personnel for Education of Autistic and Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Children. June, 1996. CFDA Number 84.029A. Funding dates: October 1996 to October 1999. (Funding amount $322,000; assisted Robert G. Simpson, coordinator)
Extension and Consulting Activities _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Montevallo Elementary School, Technology Advisory Board Member, 2010-present
Shelby County Schools Key Leaders Representative, 2008-present
Behavior Management Workshop, October, 2009, Cullman County Schools
Cullman County Schools, Behavioral Consultant September 2005-Present
North Alabama Teacher Exchange, Presenter, 2001-Present
Title 1 Parent Advisory Council, Shelby County Schools 2005-2006
Student Council for Exceptional Children, Faculty advisor, 2004-2010
Exceptional Parents Group, Faculty liaison, 2001-2002
Child Study Advisory Council member, 2002-2006
Region VII Inservice Center Presenter-Athens State College
St. Giles Foundation, Behavioral Consultant, July 1999-August 2000
Headstart, Mental Health Consultant, August 1999- May 2000
Pineywoods Autism Chapter, Faculty Liaison, 1998-1999
East Alabama Regional Inservice Center, 1995-1998
Social Skills Training Workshop, Auburn City Schools, July 1998
Token Economy Workshop, Auburn City Schools, July 1998
Behavior Management Inservice, Elmore County Schools, February 1998
Behavior Management Inservice (Co‑presenter), Alexander City Schools, October, 1996
Behavior Management Inservice, Opelika City Schools, June, 1996
Parent Training Workshop (Co‑presenter), Opelika City Schools, September, 1995
East Alabama Task Force for Battered Women, Volunteer Counselor, 1990-1991
Family Violence Center, Volunteer Counselor, 1988-1990
University of Montevallo
SPED 407/507 Teaching Exceptional Children in Secondary and p-12 classrooms
SPED 408/508 Teaching Exceptional Children in Elementary Classrooms
SPED 415/515 Instructional Methods in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Elementary Classroom
SPED 519 Collaboration and Intervention in Special Education
SPED 462 Assessment in Special Education
SPED 440 Practicum in Special Education
SPED 416 Behavior Management in Special Education
Stephen F. Austin State University
SPE 329 Survey of Exceptionalities
EPS 380 Educational Psychology
SPE 432 Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children
SPE 532 Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children
SPE 465 Academic Instruction for Children with Autism
SPE 565 Academic Instruction for Children with Autism
SPE 438 Academic Instruction for Persons with Disabilities
SPH 471 Advanced Language for the Deaf, Spring 1999
RSE 622 Consultation and Collaboration, Winter 1996, Summer 1997
RSE 435 Behavior Management, Fall 1996
RSE 310 Survey of Exceptionality, Spring of 1998
RSE 420 Organization of Instruction in Special Education, Fall, 1996
RSE 635 Advanced Behavior Management in Special Education, Spring 1996
RSE 600 Survey of Exceptionalities, Summer 1995
Social skills training program evaluation
University School partnerships
Service Learning and Community Engagement Committee, Chair, 2011-present
Habitat for Humanity, co-chair, 2010
University of Montevallo Foundation Annual Fund, co-chair, 2010
Becoming 201 Committee, 2008-2009
CEPC, member, 2008-2010
Quality Enhancement Plan Committee, 2008-2009
Earth and Sky Summer Camp, assistant director, 2009
McNair’s Scholar Faculty Advisor, 2009
Service Learning Steering Committee, co-chair, 2009-2011
Montevallo Connection, Director, 2007-2010
Bookstore Grievance Committee, 2006-2009
Conceptual Framework and Collaboration Committee, 2000-2005
Salary Review Committee,
Higher Education Partnership Membership Committee, Faculty Chair, 2004-2011
University Writing Committee
General Education Committee
Team Five Chair, College of Education
Team Four Chair, College of Education
NCATE Review Committee
Minority Recruitment Committee
Academic Advisor, Student Council for Exceptional Children
Dean’s Advisory Council
Departmental Advisory Council, 2000-present
Student Recruitment Advisory Council
Counseling Faculty Search Committee
Speech and Language Pathologist Faculty Search Committee
Membership in Professional Organizations _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Higher Education Partnership, Membership Task Force, Board of Directors, 2008-2011
Autism Society of Alabama, 2004-2008
The Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Behavior Disorders (CCBD) 1995-present
The Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division (TED) 1995‑Present.
English Language Learners Workshop, 2011
Adolescent Literacy, 2010
Managing Crisis Safely, 2008
Leadership Shelby County, 2006
Autism Training Workshop, UM Regional Inservice Center, June 2006
FDC Mini-sabbatical, Technology in the Classroom
Autism Training Workshop, Autism Society of Alabama, Jan-Feb, 1997
Lovaas Training Workshop, Auburn City Schools, March, 1996
Systematic Handling of Aggressive Individuals, Auburn University‑‑June, 1995; June, 1993
East Alabama Mental Health‑Mental Retardation‑February, 1993; March, 1992
Mayor of Montevallo, term, November 2012-November 2016
Montevallo Artwalk Posse Chair, May 2011-October 2012
Disaster Relief Task Force Chair, April – August, 2011
Vallocycle, Montevallo Bike Share, Committee Chair, January 2011-January 2013
Kids First Awareness Advisory Committee, 2010
Montevallo City Council Member, District 4 representative, 2004-present
Montevallo Sister City Commission,
Board member, 2007-present
Montevallo Arbor Board, member, 2004-2006
Montevallo City Council Library, Education and Beautification council committee, chair, 2006-present
Montevallo City Council Park Committee, member, 2004-2006
Montevallo Trails Steering Committee, member, 2004-present
UM Child Study Center, Advisory council member, 2003-2008
Montevallo PTO, member, 2006-present
Honors and Awards
Citizen Night Banquet, Friend of the University Award, Montevallo City Council, 2012
Citizen Night Banquet, Community Organization Award, ValloCycle, 2012
University of Montevallo Faculty Service Award, 2009
Chi Omega, Favorite Professor Award, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
The Ernest Award for Outstanding Commitment to Teaching, February 2004
Presidential Graduate Fellowship Recipient, Auburn University, 1997
Doctoral Training Program Grant Recipient, Auburn University, 1996-1998
Master's Training Program Grant Recipient, Auburn University, 1992-1993
Dean's Honor Roll, Auburn University, 1991