Faculty Listing

Dr. Heather Duncan

Title: Associate Professor of Instruction Assistant, Director of Field and Clinical Education
Email: hbduncan@usf.edu

Dr. Heather Duncan is a native Floridian, she received her BA in Elementary Education, and her ME. in Special Education from the University of Florida.

She completed her PhD at the University of South Florida Tampa campus in Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education, with an emphasis in Autism and Families. Dr. Duncan has worked as a special educator in K-12 schools, a Director of a school for students diagnosed with Autism, as well as an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Special Education teacher preparation programs in California. She has been teaching part-time for USF since 2006.


PhD, University of South Florida

MEd, University of Florida

BA, University of Florida


Dr. Duncan’s research publications and conference presentations involve the lived experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse families raising a child with Autism, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the self-efficacy of pre-service teachers.