Nancy Hinkley

Nancy Hinkley

Extension Associate
201 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca,NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-1109
Fax: (607) 255-2763

Nancy A. Hinkley, MSEd, CAS, – is on program teaching faculty at Cornell University’s K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Employment and Disability Institute (YTI) , housed in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations Extension Division. Ms. Hinkley joined YTI in 2005 following two decades in NYS professional practice as a secondary special educator, specializing in secondary special education instruction, program development, and school administration. She holds degrees and NYS permanent teaching certification in Special Education k-12, Elementary Education, and School District Administration. She also holds NYS permanent subject certification in Social Studies 7-12.

Currently, Nancy divides her time between the NYSED Office of Special Education Partnership’s Data and Transition Technical Assistance Partnership Centers. Previously Nancy served as the Director of the NYS Education Department Transition Services Professional Development Support Center (TS-PDSC), providing professional development training, resources and technical assistance to the NYS Regional Transition Specialists in effort to improve adult outcomes for students with disabilities.

She also provided curriculum and development consultation to Cornell University student leaders of the Centre d’Education Inclusif (CEI), an effort to connect communities and improve educational systems by creating the first fully inclusive primary school in Haiti. Nancy contributed six years of service as project director for NYS Partners in Policymaking, a blended online and in – person advocacy and leadership training program and graduate advocacy network for persons with developmental disabilities and their family members. Additionally, she has conducted a study of the resource needs of adult siblings of persons with developmental disabilities.

Ms. Hinkley is a doctoral candidate in Educational Theory and Practice at Binghamton University.


B.S. Ed. 1981 - Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Special Education and Elementary Education
C.A.S. 1996 - SUNY Cortland, Educational Administration
MS.Ed. 1992 - SUNY Oneonta, Elementary Education