Education faculty

Laurie J. Daily, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Ed.D., Argosy University-Sarasota
M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., University of Maine at Farmington

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Dr. Daily specializes in teaching courses that are related to preparing pre-service teachers to meet the diverse learning and behavioral needs of their students at both the elementary and secondary levels. Her primary research interests are in exploring effective practices that facilitate the inclusion and acceptance of students with disabilities, such as co-teaching as a service delivery model to support students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses through Plymouth State University, was the director of a statewide teacher certification program in special education through the University System of New Hampshire, and taught students with special needs in the K-12 population.


    Professional involvements and accomplishments

    • Iowa State Review Panel/Accreditation Teams
    • Advisory board participation for teacher education programs
    • Task force participation at the state level for certification standards and at the institutional level for the development of learning goals
    • Officer/member of state associations
    • Successfully written and directed several grants related to program improvement and teacher quality


    • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    • Council for Exceptional Children
    • Learning Disabilities Association-Iowa