BallewMistyDr. Misty Vetter, Director of Masters Program, Assistant Professor of Education

Contact Info:


Office Location:   Ezell 312 

Faculty Phone:  966-5159

Faculty Fax:    966-7628

Teaching Information:

Title: Director of Masters Program, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate and M.Ed.,

Courses: ED3332- Exceptional Child; EGSE-5043-Special Education Methods, EGSE-5023- Disabilities; EG5063- Building Classroom Communities; EG5053- Plannng, Instruction, Assessment

Start Date at Lipscomb:  August 2011


  • BA in Communication Disorders, (Abilene Christian University)
  • MA in Speech Language Pathology (University of Tennessee)
  • Ed.D in Special Education Administration (Nova Southeastern University)


  • Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Language Pathology

Area of Expertise:

  • Autism, special education

Primary Research Interest:

  • Autism (thesis and dissertation)

Awards and Honors:

  • Member of the Connect 2013 team
  • Recipient of the iTools project

Professional Affiliations:

  • Autism Society of Middle TN
  • ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • Postsecondary Alliance of TN
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Publications and Presentations:

  • Self-Regulation in Students with Autism (Part I and II), Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Conference, June 2012
  • Autism in Hollywood: Lunch Presentation, Using Visual Strategies with Adolescents with Autism, Autism Society of Middle TN Annual Conference, September 2011
  • Social Communication Intervention Program, TN Department of Special Education Annual Conference, February 2011

Previous Experience

  • Special Education Coordinator, Sumner County Schools
  • Autism Consultant, Williamson County Schools
  • Educational Consultant, TRIAD at Vanderbilt