Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado
M.A. Appalachian State University
B.S. Appalachian State University
- Issues related to identification and service delivery for students with disabilities who exhibit
gifted and talented behaviors
- The infusion of technology into teacher education to specifically help students with disabilities
- The use of non-fiction literature in the education of pre-service teacher
- EDIS 4220 Classroom Management
- EDIS 4223 Applied Behavior Analysis
- EDIS 4410 Reading/Writing Instruction for Students with Special Needs
- EDIS 6490 Seminar is Special Education
Rizza, M. G. & Morrison, W.F. (2010). Moving Beyond Identification: Providing Opportunities
for the Twice-Exceptional. OAGC Summer Review, (1), 11-16.
Morrison, W.F., Jeffs, T., & Rizza, M. (2009). Using assistive technologies to address the
written expression needs of the twice- exceptional student. In D. Montgomerys (Ed.),
Able, Gifted and Talented Underachievers (2nd Ed.). New York: Wiley.
Morrison, W.F., & Rizza, M.G. (2007). Creating a toolkit for identifying twice-exceptional students.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 30(1), 57-76.
Rizza, M.G. & Morrison, W.F. (2006). Identifying twice exceptional children: A toolkit for success.
Teaching Exceptional Children Plus, 3(3), Article 3.
Retrieved from http://escholarship.bc.edu/education/tecplus/vol3/iss3/art3.
Morrison, W.F., & Jeffs, T. (2005). Outcomes of Preservice Teacher’s Technology Use.
Assistive Technology Benefits and Outcomes, 2(1), 71-78.
Retrievable on the World Wide Web: http://www.atia.org/
Papers Read to Professional Societies
Rizza, M.G., & Morrison, W. F. (2011). Developing and Implementing a Gifted and
Al Baha University, Al Baha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Rizza, M.G., & Morrison, W.F. (2010). Implementing Co-Teaching in Gifted Education Settings.
Effective Leadership and Management in Inclusive Schools
International Conference, Konya, Turkey.
Wilson, R., Morrison, W.F., Rizza, M.G. (2010). Issues Roundtable: An Interactive
International Forum on Inclusion. Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children
and Youth with Special Education Needs
Morrison, W.F., Rizza, M. (2009). Using Assistive Technologies to Address the Written
Expression Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student. International Journal of
Arts & Sciences Conference
Morrison, W.F.., McDonald, J., Calvert, E., & Rizza, M.G. (2006). An Identification Plan for
Students Gifted in Visual & Performing Arts. 10th Conference of the European
Council for High Ability
Morrison, W.F., Rizza, M.G., Wilson, R., & Mandel, C. (2005). Technology in the Classroom:
Provoking Thought and Change in Pedagogy. Second International Conference on
Technology, Knowledge and Society
Morrison, W.F., Rizza, M., Lenner, J., & Jones, E. (2005). Addressing Issues that have
Limited the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities into Gifted/Talented Programs.
International Special Education Conference
Morrison, W.F., Jeffs, T., Rizza, M.G., &, Lenner, J. (2004). Using Assistive Technologies
to Address the Written Expression Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student.
9th Conference of the European Council for High Ability