Jennifer A. Kurth, Ph.D.

Jennifer A. Kurth, Ph.D.

Jennifer Kurth

Dr. Jennifer Kurth is Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her academic interests include methods implementing inclusive education, including methods of embedding critical instruction within the context and routines of general education as well as methods of providing appropriate supports and services for individual learners. Dr. Kurth’s research also examines how teachers, students, and family’s interactions support and constrain learning and socialization in general education classrooms. She also studies how teacher candidates develop their dispositions and skills in inclusive practices. Dr. Kurth’s research interests in inclusive education also include examining outcomes of inclusion in terms of skill development and quality of life indicators for students with disabilities.

Investigator, Beach Center on Disability,
Assistant Professor,
School of Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of California, 2008
M.Ed., Special Education, 2001
B.S., Human Development, 1998

Contact Information


1122 W. Campus Road
541 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Research Interests

Inclusive Education Low-Incidence Disabilities


Cross-Cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD), California, 2004 - Present

Teaching Credential: California Professional Clear Level 2 Education Specialist Instruction Credential, Special Education: Moderate/Sever Disabilities, California, 2001 - Present