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School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Susanne James, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


(618) 650‑3489

Founders Hall, Room 1102

About Susanne James

Susanne James, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Southern Illinois  University Edwardsville. Dr. James is Project Director for the SIUE Virtual Professional Practice Lab, In addition to her work with the SIUE Virtual Professional Practice Lab, she  teaches courses in educational research, effective instructional strategies, differentiated instruction, and accommodations of core curriculum. She is also the Program Director for the Department of Teaching and Learning graduate program at SIUE.

Dr. Susanne James was a classroom teacher of students with special needs for 13 years in instructional and inclusion settings in Kansas and Missouri. She has also been an instructional coach and educational consultant to school districts on co-teaching, differentiated instruction, strategic instruction, and effective practices. Dr. James’ research interests include virtual learning, co-teaching, teacher preparation, and strategic instruction.


Ph.D.,   2011 University of Kansas


Curriculum Adaptations, Strategic Instruction, Co-Teaching, Differentiated Learning, High Incidence  Disabilities, Virtual Learning


James, S.  University of   Illinois, Chicago.  (2017, July).  Considerations for differentiated instruction   of a financial literacy program. [Invited White Paper].  Differentiating Instruction in Financial   Literacy Program. Chicago, Il.

Martin, B. & James, S.  (2017).    Co-teaching in a Virtual Learning Environment.

Proceedings   from the 4th Annual National TLE TeachLivE™ Conference at the   University of Central Florida. Orlando, Florida. 

Elford, M., James, S., &   Haynes-Smith, H. (2013). Literacy instruction for pre-service educators   in virtual learning environments. In A.  Hayes, S. Hardin, L. Dieker, C. Hughes, M. Hynes, & C. Straub. Conference Proceedings for First National TeachLivE Conference. Paper presented at First National TeachLivE Conference: Orlando, FL, University of Central  Florida.

Fuchs, W., Fahsl, A., & James, S.  (2014).  Redesigning a Special Education Teacher Preparation Program: The Rationale, Process and Outcomes. The New  Educator.

James, S. (2011).  Special Education Teacher Knowledge of   Literacy:  An Analysis of Two   Preparation Programs Effectiveness in Increasing the Subject-Matter and Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Reading Comprehension.  (Order No. 11666, University of   Kansas). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,   99.

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