Sharlene Kiuhara
  • Assistant Professor, Special Education


  • Kiuhara, S. A., Kratochwill, T. R., & Pullen, P. C. Designing Robust Experimental Single-Case Design Research. (2017). In Kauffman, J. M., Hallahan, D. P., & Pullen, P. C. (Eds.). Handbook of special education (2nd ed) (pp.116-136). New York, NY: Routledge. Published, 06/2017.
  • Gillespie Rouse, A., & Kiuhara, S. A. (2017). Self-Regulation Strategy Development in Writing for Students in Elemetnary and Middle Grades: Contributions and Promise. Learning Disabilites Research & Practice. doi: 10.111/ldrp.12140. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Gillespie, A., Graham, S., Kiuhara, S. A.,& Hebert, M. (2014). High school teachers' use of writing to support students' learning: A national survey. Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 27(6), 1043-1072. Published, 02/2014.
  • Graham, S., McKeown, D., Kiuhara, S.A., & Harris, K. R. (2012). A meta-analysis of writing instruction for students in the elementary grades. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104(4), 879-896. Published, 11/2012.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., O'Neill, R., Hawken, L. S., & Graham, S. (2012). The effectiveness of teaching 10th grade students with a disability STOP, AIMS, and DARE for planning/drafting persuasive text. Exceptional Children, 78(3), 335-355. Published, 02/2012.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Graham, S., & Hawken, L. (2009). Teaching writing to high school students: A national survey. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(1), 136-160. Published, 02/2009.
  • Kiuhara, S. A. & Huefner, D. S. (2008). Students with psychiatric disabilities in higher education settings: The Americans with Disabilities Act and beyond. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 19(2), 103-113. Published, 09/2008.

Research Keywords

  • Learning Disabled Education
  • Self-Regulated Strategy Development
  • Critical Thinking/Writing
  • Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Teaching and Curriculum Development
  • Professional Development
  • English as a Second Language


  • Kiuhara, S. A., Levin, J. R., *MacKay, M. B., & *Tolbert, M. S. Argumentative writing as a learning tool in mathematics for students with disabilities. Poster presentation at the Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2018. Presentation, Accepted, 10/2017.
  • Kiuhara, S. A., Harris, K. R., Graham, S., Brindle, M., McKeown, D., & Gilbert, J. SRSD with an on-demand writing task. In S. A. Kiuhara (Chair), An international spectrum of strategies-based writing interventions for school-aged children. Symposium conducted at Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France. February, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 02/2014.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • IDEA Personnel Preparation Grant: Mild to Moderate Disabilties. PI: O'Keeffe, B. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. OSEP and Utah State Board of Education , 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • FACT and 6th Grade Students with Disabilities. PI: Chisholm, K. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. Davis School District, 10/03/2016 - 04/28/2017. Total project budget to date: $25,157.00
  • Promoting mathematical reasoning. PI: Sharlene Kiuhara. University of Utah College of Education, 09/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $4,000.00
  • FACT and LEGO┬« Summer Camp. PI: Converse, N. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. Utah State Board of Education Special Education , 05/30/2016 - 07/22/2016. Total project budget to date: $38,720.00
  • Advances in single-case design research: Current methodologies in research and practice. PI: Fisher, A. Co-PI(s): Kiuhara, S. A.. 01/01/2016 - 10/21/2016. Total project budget to date: $3,500.00
  • FRACTIONS AND WRITING TO LEARN. PI: KIUHARA,SHARLENE AKEMI. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FO, 01/01/2014 - 06/30/2015. Total project budget to date: $33,000.00