Dr. Noel Gregg studies adults with learning disabilities and the impact of those disabilities on assessment, interventions and services. In particular, she studies adults with learning disabilities across rehabilitation and college populations. She has an outstanding record of extramural funding in an area of limited support, receiving federal funds for the only national research and training center on adults with learning disabilities ever funded – the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation Learning Disabilities Research and Training Center. She provides state leadership in the development and direction of the Regent’s Center for Learning Disabilities, which has become the national model for linking research with practice. She is also involved in international comparative research, concentrating on the impact of cultural and linguistic factors on the variable prevalence of adults with learning disabilities across nations.
Noel is currently, Emerita a faculty member at the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education, University of Georgia. In her former role, as the Interim Associate Dean, Noel Gregg was responsible for the overall administrative management of the Office of Research. As such, she serves to represent the College to other units within the University, including the Office of the Vice President for Research, Sponsored Programs, and other fiscal and administrative units relevant to grant and contract management. Facilitation of faculty development and support is a primary responsibility of this position.