Associate Professor

Biography

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.

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Elementary Education, Long Island University,
  • M.Ed., Varying Exceptionalities, Dowling College,
  • Ed.D., Exceptional Student Education, Florida Atlantic University,
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E14

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E01
    • SPED-7765 (Adv Differentiated Instruction) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E14

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E13

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E26

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E02
    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E01
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: E01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • SPED-3751 (Practicum I) Section: 01
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 02
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: E01
    • SPED-8783 (Readings in Research) Section: E03
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: E02

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • SPED-4761 (Mild Dis: Meth for Sci & Math) Section: 01
    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E02
    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E01
    • SPED-7782 (Direct Research Read Spec Ed) Section: E01
    • SPED-8783 (Readings in Research) Section: E01
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: E02

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E02
    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: E01
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E05

    Spring 2015 Sections

    Fall 2014 Sections

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: N01
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics: Quality Teachi) Section: N01
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N23

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • SPED-3751 (Practicum I) Section: 01
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 01
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: N01
    • SPED-8704 (Issues in Special Education) Section: N01
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N05
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N25

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 39 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: N01
    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: 01D
    • SPED-4789 (Internship Seminar) Section: 01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N28

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • SPED-6706 (Spec Educ in Regular Classroom) Section: N01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • SPED-8704 (Issues in Special Education) Section: N01
    • SPED-8704 (Issues in Special Education) Section: N02
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N23

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 07
    • SPED-4789 (Internship Seminar) Section: 01D
    • SPED-6793 (Practicum II: Special Educ) Section: N05
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N04
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N23
  • Publication List

    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

    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

  • Other Information

    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