Barbara D. Cohen, Ed. D.

Assistant Professor

Barbara Cohen Bio Photo


B.S. Special Education, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

M. Ed. Special Education, Keene State College, Keene, NH

MHSA Organization and Management Department, Antioch/New England Graduate School, Keene, NH

CAGS, Educational Leadership, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH

Ed. D, Educational Leadership: University of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

Phone: (603) 566-2341

Courses Taught
  • Ed 509 Understanding and Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • Ed 512 Special Education Law
  • Ed 518 Methods in Teaching Mathematics
  • Ed 541 IEP and Instructional Considerations
  • Ed 545 Effective Consultation and Communication
  • Ed 600 Law & Ethics: Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities and Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Ed 601 Eligibility and Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
  • Ed 604 Advanced Behavior Management for School Aged Children and Youth
  • Ed 612 Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • School Administration/Educational Leadership

Special Education:

  • Deaf/Hearing Disabilities
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities 

Publications and Presentations

Capen T., Cohen, B. & Ricci, V. (2017) Problem Based Learning (Part I)

Capen, T., Cohen, B., & Ricci, V. (2017) Problem Based Learning (Part II)

Cohen, B. & Leitner, K. (2016) Standards Based IEPs for Case Managers

Professional Memberships

  • Member NH Association of Special Education Administrators (NHASEA)
  • Member NH Private Special Education Administrators Association (NHPSEA)

Conferences Attended

  • Summer Academy (NHASEA)
  • Developments in NH Education Law: State Statutes (Feltes, Zelin, Esquires)
  • What the Courts Want You to Know about Special Education (Dean B. Eggert, Esquire)
  • Addressing Direct and Indirect Liability for Placement (Dean B. Eggert, Esquire)
  • Managing Change Amidst Chaos (Gerri King, Ph.D.)
  • Law Conference Intersection of Foster Care/IDEA/McKinney Vento (Zelin, Herlan)
  • Having Difficult Conversations/What Matters Most by Michelle Gravelle (NHASEA)
  • SWIFT Schools in NH by Maura Hart/Dan Habib (NHASEA)
  • Medical Issues in a School Environment by Jeanne Kincaid Drummond/Woodsum
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (NHASEA)
  • Annual Law Conference (Zelin/Eggert-NHASEA)
  • Annual March Conference-Competency Education/Serving Every Child with Equity.



  • President of Board -Farmsteads-NE, Hillsboro, NH
  • Academic Standards Committee – Franklin Pierce University
  • Center for Educator Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Grant NH Committee Member
  • Past Chair Professional Standards Board (NH)