Ph.D. Special Education - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003)
M.S. Special Education - University of Wisconsin-Madison (1999)
B.S. Special Education - University of Wisconsin-Madison (1995)
Research Interests: Inclusive Education, Inclusion, Special Education, Challenging Behavior, Autism, Paraprofessionals
Dr. Julie Causton is a Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. Her teaching, research and consulting are guided by a passion for inclusive education. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on including students with disabilities, supporting behavior, differentiation, special education law, lesson design and adaption. A former elementary, middle and high school special education teacher herself, Julie knows firsthand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for students.
Julie’s research and writing focus on best the practices in inclusive education that promote belonging in schools. Particular areas of expertise are: school reform, inclusive teacher training, collaboration, humanistic behavioral supports, lesson planning, and providing invisible adult supports.
Her published works have appeared in over thirty journals, in such journals as Exceptional Children, Teaching Exceptional Children, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Behavioral Disorders, Studies in Art Education, Camping Magazine, Remedial and Special Education, and Equity and Excellence in Education.
As an educational consultant, Julie works with administrators, teachers and paraprofessionals to help promote and improve inclusive practices. Her dynamic presentations focus on responsive, and engaging ways to educate children with autism, challenging behavior, or any disability label within the context of general education. She has provided independent educational evaluations in several due process hearings and is currently writing a book entitled 30 Days to Effective Co-Teaching.