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Erika Blood Pinter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education


Special and Early Education (SEED)


  • Ph.D. University of Washington, Special Education
  • M.S. University of Oregon, Middle/Secondary Special Education
  • B.A. University of Nevada, Reno, Municipal Recreation and Psychology


Dr. Erika Blood Pinter is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Special and Early Education at Northern Illinois University. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon in middle/secondary special education and her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in special education with a focus in emotional/behavioral disorders. Dr. Pinter has been a special education teacher in public schools at the elementary and high school levels in both resource room and self-contained settings. Her current interests include emotional and behavior disorders, the use of technology in the classroom, and strategies to increase student engagement and motivation.


  • SESE 446: Methods for Supporting Social/Emotional Development
  • of Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders
  • SESE 457: Methods for Including Middle and Secondary Students with Exceptionalities in the General Education Classroom
  • SESE 554: Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support in School and Community Settings
  • SESE 606: Methods for Teaching Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorers

Recent papers:

Blood Pinter, E., East, A., & Thrush, N. Effects of a video-feedback intervention on teachers’ use of praise (2015). Education and Treatment of Children, 38(4), 451-472.

Thomas, C., Blood Pinter, E., Carlisle, A., & Goran, L (2015). Student response systems:Learning and engagement in preservice teacher education. Journal of Special Education Technology, 30(4), 223-237.

Van Laarhoven, T., Bonneau, W., Hunt, D., Burgin, X., Blood, E., & Johnson, J. W. (2015). Effectiveness of using video modeling booster sessions to maintain vocational skills. DADD Online Journal: Research to Practice, 2, 1, 89-106.

Johnson, J.W., Blood, E., Freeman, A., & Simmons, K (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of teacher-implemented video prompting on an iPod Touch to teach food-preparation skills to high schoolstudents with autism spectrum  disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 28(3), 147-158.

Blood, E., & Gluchak, D. (2013) Embedding “clickers” into classroom instruction: benefits and strategies. Intervention in School and Clinic, 48(4), 246-253    

Erika Blood Pinter


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