Ph.D. Special Education, Southern Illinois University
- Research Methods
- Exceptional Learners
- PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports)
- Social Validity
- Rural Service Delivery
- International Special Education
Selected Refereed Articles:
Wheeler, J.J., & Chitiyo, M. (2015). Designing effective educational interventions for students
with autism. Człowiek-Niepełnosprawność-Społeczeństwo(Man-Disability-Society) Polish journal, invited submission 1(27), 5-14.
Wheeler, J.J. & Carter, S.L. (2015). A Consultative Model for Providing Technical Assistance to
School Personnel in Service to Children with Autism, International Association of
Special Education, Juried Conference Proceedings, IASE Conference, Wroclaw, Poland.
Mayton, M. R., Carter, S. L., Zhang, J., & Wheeler, J. J. (2014). Intrusiveness of behavioral treatments for children with autism and developmental
disabilities: An initial investigation. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 49, 92-101.
Mayton, M.R., Carter, S. L., & Wheeler, J.J. (2014). Intrusiveness of Behavioral Treatments for Adults with Intellectual Disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 54-61.
Zhang, J., Mayton, M.R., & Wheeler, J.J. (2013). Effectiveness of gluten-free and casein-free diets for individuals with
autism spectrum disorders: An evidence-based research synthesis. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 48, 276-286.
Mayton, M.R., Menendez, A., Wheeler, J.J., Carter, S.L., & Chitiyo, M. (2013). An analysis of social stories research using
an evidence-based practice model. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 13, 208-217.
Huang, A.X., Jia, M.X., & Wheeler, J.J. (2013). Children with autism in the People’s Republic of China: Diagnosis, legal
issues and educational services. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 43, (9), 1991-2001.
Wheeler, J.J., Mayton, M.R., Ton, J., & Reese, J.E. (2012). Evaluating treatment integrity across
interventions aimed at social emotional skill development in learners with emotional
and behavioural disorders. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, DOI 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2011.01229.x, 1-6.
Wheeler, J.J. & Richey, D.D. (2019). Behavior Management: Principles and Practices of Positive Behavior Supports (4th ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson.
Lewis, R.B., Wheeler, J.J., & Carter, S.L. (2017). Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms (9th ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson.
Wheeler, J.J., & Mayton, M.R., Carter, S.L. (2015). Methods in the Education and of Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-based
Practices. Boston: Pearson/Prentice-Hall.
A Consultative Model for Providing Technical Assistance to School Personnel in Service
to Children with Autism. Invited Showcase Session. International Association of Special Education (IASE)
Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, June 22, 2015.
Keynote Address: Designing Effective Instruction for Children with ASD. Autism Society of East Tennessee Tri-Cities Annual Education Conference, Johnson
City, TN, March 15, 2014.
Breakout Session: Designing Effective Interventions for Children with ASD Across Settings. Autism Society of East Tennessee Tri-Cities Annual Education Conference, Johnson
City, TN, March 15, 2014.
Applying Evidence-Based Practices in the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders. 2013 Annual Early Childhood Conference. ETSU Center of Excellence in Early Childhood
Learning and Development, Johnson City, TN, July 25, 2013 with Dr. James Fox.
Designing and Implementing Effective Social Skill Interventions for Learners with
ASD: Applying the Evidence to Practice, Lee University 11th Annual Southeastern Autism Conference, Cleveland,TN, June 21,
Issues in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education: Questions, Answers, &
Discussion Forum, 2012 Annual Early Childhood Conference, ETSU Center of Excellence in Early Childhood
Learning and Development, Johnson City, TN, July 27, 2012.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Cleveland State University - Eminent Mentor Scholar, 2006-2009
- Outstanding Presentation Award, IASE Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, June 19-24, 2015.
“Designing Effective School-Based Interventions for Children with Autism in Underserved
- Recipient, Caplenor Research Award, Tennessee Technological University, Fall, 2002
SELECTED GRANTS RECEIVED
Federal personnel preparation grant. Training teachers for all children in South
Dakota: A training program to prepare Master's level teachers of special education
in the consultative model of educational service delivery. U.S. Department of Education,
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, 1991-1993, Co-Principal Investigator.
Tennessee Board of Regents Research Grant. An Evaluation of Student Support Practices
Across TBR Institutions and their Perceived Impact on Student Retention and Graduation
of Non-Traditional Students with Dependent Children, (2014-2015) Principal Investigator.
Tennessee Board of Regents Student Engagement, Retention, and Success Grant. Providing
Support to Students with Dependent Children to Increase Engagement, Retention, and
Success, (2014-2015) Principle Investigator.
Tennessee Department of Education. PBSI Project Tennessee Technological University,
(1994-2010). Principal Investigator.
Family and Master’s Olympic Weightlifting