Dobbins, Neelie

Dr. Neelie Dobbins

MAT and SPED Director


P.O. Box 9369
Building/Office: Cross (CRS)
Slot Number: 29

Educational Background

  • B.A., M.Ed., University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Ph.D., Walden University


C. Neelie Dobbins is an Assistant Professor of Education in the College of Education at Southern Arkansas University. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a minor in Secondary Education in 2001 and in 2003 a Masters of Education. In 2009 Dr. Dobbins received a PhD in General Track Education with an emphasis on Instructional Facilitation in mathematics from Walden University. Dr. Dobbins has taught grades 6 – 12 and spent over 6 years in elementary classrooms helping teachers to teach early childhood mathematics. Dr. Dobbins has done extensive research on mathematics coaching/instructional facilitation and has acquired many school partnerships working to build exemplar coaching programs in schools. Dr. Dobbins collaboration and school partnerships allow her to continue to work with students on a weekly basis and stay up to date with school curriculum and the implementation of best teaching practices . She has been named PDK Emerging Leader and is a member of the PDK International Cyber Chapter. She is a member of NCTM, NCSM, ASCD, and PDK.