headshot of Debra Holzberg

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialized Education Services

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Email Address: dgholzbe@uncg.edu


  • Ph.D. in Special Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • M.S.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education and Reading, University of Miami
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Miami

Research & Publications

  • Special Education
  • Secondary Transition
  • Self-advocacy
  • Teacher Preparation

Holzberg, D. G., Test, D. W., & Rusher, D. E. (2019). Effects of self-advocacy and conflict resolution instruction on the ability of high school seniors with mild disabilities to request and negotiate academic accommodations. Remedial and Special Education, 40, 166 – 176. doi: 10.1177/0741932517752059

Freeman-Green, S., Test, D.W., Holzberg, D. (2018). Participation of students with disabilities in college ready programs. International Journal of Special Education, 33, 715-731. 

Holzberg, D. G., Clark, K. A., Morningstar, M. E. (2017). Transition-focused professional development: An annotated bibliography of essential elements and features of professional development. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 41, 50 – 55. 

Byker, E., Coffey, H., Harden, S., Good, A., Heafner, T., Brown, K., & Holzberg, D. G. (2017). Hoping to teach someday? Inquire within: Examining inquiry-based learning with first- semester undergrads. Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 8, 54 – 80. 

Holzberg, D. G. & Rusher, D. E. (2017). Annotated bibliography of strategies for infusing transition skills into academic instruction. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 40, 62-64. doi: 10.1177/2165143416680348