Faculty/Staff Profile

Jessica Bucholz

Jessica Bucholz, Ed. D.

Associate Professor of Special Education

Phone: 678-839-6161 | Fax: 678-839-6099

Email:  jbucholz@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 228


Dr. Jessica Bucholz is Associate Professor of Special Education in the College of Education and coordinator of the Special Education programs. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Special Education General Curriculum. Her research focuses on the uses of instructional strategies for students with a range of disabilities and preparing pre-service educators. Publications include an examination of the benefits of literacy based behavioral interventions to teach individuals with developmental disabilities and ethical dilemmas faced by special educators. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Bucholz worked with students who have special needs as a resource teacher and an inclusion specialist in public schools in New York and Florida.


  • B.S., Elementary Education, Long Island University,
  • M.Ed., Varying Exceptionalities, Dowling College,
  • Ed.D., Exceptional Student Education, Florida Atlantic University,

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ)    
    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom)    
    • SPED-7782 (Direct Research Read Spec Ed)    
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ)    
    • SPED-8704 (Issues in Special Education)    
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar)    
  • Fall 2014 Sections
    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: N02   [View Syllabus]
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: N02   [View Syllabus]
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N03   [View Syllabus]
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N23

Selected Publications

  • Bucholz, J. L., & Brady, M. P. (2008). Teaching positive work behavior with literacy-based behavioral interventions: An intervention for students and employees with developmental disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children, 41(2), 50-55 [View Publication]
  • Bucholz, J.L., Keller, C.L., & Brady, M.P. (2007). Teacher's ethical dilemmas: What would you do? Teaching Exceptional Children, 40(2), 60-64 [View Publication]

Professional Interests

I have just moved to Georgia from sunny South Florida where I received my degree from Florida Atlantic University. I am a former elementary school special education teacher. I have taught in resource rooms and in self-contained classrooms.

Personal Interests

Spending time with family and friends Reading a good book (usually a mystery) Scuba diving Travelling