Jessica Meisenheimer

Research Project Coordinator– SWIFT Center
Adjunct Professor – Department of Special Education
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Jessica Meisenheimer is currently a Research Project Coordinator for the national technical assistance center on inclusive school reform (the SWIFT Center) and Adjunct Professor for the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas.  At the SWIFT Center, Jessica provides technical assistance to school, district, and state teams in Oregon and presents at national conferences on inclusive practices.  Previously, Jessica taught first grade, special education, undergraduate, and graduate courses at KU.  Her research interests include inclusive school reform, educational policy, and multi-tiered systems of support.

Academic Degree

  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Kansas, 2001
  • M.S., Special Education, University of Kansas, 2002
  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Kansas, 2012

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