Sharlene Kiuhara
  • Assistant Professor, Special Education
  • Associate Professor, Special Education
  • Associate Professor, Special Education

Professional Service

  • Aletheia Society. Role: Founding Member. Empowering Special Education: Democratizing Research, Enhancing Services, and Empowering Educators. Co-Founders: Drs. Bill Therrien & Bryan Cook. 09/2023 - present
  • Institute of Educational Science (IES) . Role: Primary Panel Reviewer. Five-year appointment by the Director of IES to serve on the Reading, Writing, and Language Development Panel for Exploration, Development and Innovation, Measurement, and Initial Efficacy and Follow-Up research grant applications. 12/2022 - 02/2028

Internal Service

  • Appointment by the Dean to serve on the College of Education Strategic Plan Steering Committee. The committee will work in tandem with a professional consulting team to implement the strategic planning process. Committee Member, 02/2024 - present. College service.
  • Oversee and manage the search process for an assistant professor in Adapted Physical Education . Search Committee Chair, 09/2023 - present. Department service.
  • Advisory Board Member for the Office of Undergraduate Research (2-year term) and representing the COE. Advisory Board Member, 09/2023 - 09/2025. University service.
  • Member of Honors Advisory Board. Member, 01/2021 - present. College service.
  • RPT Committee. Member, 10/2020 - 10/2020. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • IEP Leadership Task Force for Mathematics, Utah State Board of Education. 11/2020 - 03/2021

Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Publication Award. Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research, 04/2014


  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Member, 08/1998 - present
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), Member, 09/2009 - present
  • Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), Member, 12/2018 - present

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