- Special education and learning disabilities
Julie Causton-Theoharis 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 on including students who have traditionally been marginalized in school settings and creating student centered classrooms through differentiation, curricular adaptations and universal design of curriculum and instruction. Before she was a professor, Causton-Theoharis taught special education in diverse and inclusive educational settings at elementary, middle and high school levels. Her research and writing focus on best practices in inclusive education, particularly lesson planning for inclusive settings, maximizing interaction through paraprofessional support, inclusive education as social justice, and inclusive teacher training programs. Her published works have appeared in such journals as Exceptional Children and Teaching Exceptional Children.