The Journal of Special Education Preparation (JOSEP) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features research-to-practice information and materials for special education faculty in higher education settings. Published bi-annually, JOSEP brings its readers the latest on evidence-based instructional strategies, technologies, procedures, and techniques to prepare special education teachers and leaders. The focus of its practical content is on immediate application.
Founder & Editor
Andrew M. Markelz, PhD, is an assistant professor in special education, assistant depertment chair, and coordinator of the special education director’s license program at Ball State University. Dr. Markelz is interested in expediting the novice to expert teaching curve through best practices in teacher education. Areas of his research also include special education law, proactive classroom management, behavioral fluency, and programming for generalization.
Associate Editor of International Spotlight
Argnue Chitiyo, PhD, BCBA, is an assistant professor in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University. He has several years of teaching experience in the USA and Zimbabwe. His areas of research interests include evidence-based practices for children with special educational needs and autism. He also has a broad interest in the research and development of special education in Sub Saharan Africa.
Benjamin S. Riden, PhD, BCBA, LBA, is an assistant professor at James Madison University. His research interests include using the principles of applied behavior analysis to support students with challenging behavior, preparing teachers to effectively manage their classrooms, and single case research design.
Margaret (Peggy) Weiss, PhD, is an associate professor in special education at George Mason University. Her research interests include co-teaching and effective interventions for students with disabilities at the secondary level. Dr. Weiss also studies eCoaching and teacher identity development in traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs.
Kristin Wikel, M.Ed., is a doctoral student in special education at Ball State University. Ms. Wikel is interested in helping school administrators and classroom teachers understand the unique learning needs of students with chronic health conditions, and physical/mental disabilities. Her research interests include school transition programs for students with chronic illness and bridging the gap between medical professionals and education personnel.
Kate Alves - Longwood University
David Bateman - Shippensburg University
Naima Bhana - Niagra University
Shannon Budin - Buffalo State University
Alice Cahill - University of Nebraska Kearney
Lindsey Carlisle - University of Virginia
Megan Cartier - Syracuse University
Mina Chun - Governors State University
Kyena Cornelius - Minnesota State Unniversity, Mankato
Lauren Cozad - The Pennsylvania State University
Caitlin Criss - Georgia Southern University
Scott Dueker - Ball State University
Margaret Floress - Eastern Illinois University
Danielle Frith - Monmouth University
Vivian Gonsalves - University of Florida
Sara Hooks - Towson University
Elizabeth Hughes - The Pennsylvania State University
Muhammed A. Karal - Sinop University, Turkey
Skip Kumm - Elmhurst District, Chicago
Jordan Lukins - NC State University
Lawrence Maheady - Buffalo State University
Allen Mathende - Tennessee Tech University
Stephanie Morano - University of Virginia
Sarah Nagro - George Mason University
Michael Ndemanu - Ball State University
Ruby Owiny - Minnesota State University, Mankato
Chelsea Panse-Barone - Mississippi State
Joshua Pulos - James Madison University
Kathleen Randolph - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Kelley Regan - George Mason University
Paul Riccomini - The Pennsylvania State University
Salvador Ruiz - Queens College, CUNY
Jonte Taylor - The Pennsylvania State University
Katie Taylor - Ball State University
Sarah Wilkinson - University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Kary Zarate - University of Illinois
Kimberly Zoder-Martell - Ball State University
Jaime Zurheide - Elmhurst University