Sharlene Kiuhara
  • Assistant Professor, Special Education


  • 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., 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.

Research Groups

  • Rachel Rohmer, Graduate Student. Educational Psychology. 01/02/2017 - 05/15/2017.
  • Rochelle Horrocks, Graduate Student. Special Education. 01/02/2017 - 05/15/2017.
  • Meade MacKay, Graduate Student. Special Education BCBA, Ph.D.. 08/15/2016 - present.
  • Malynda Tolbert, Graduate Student. Special Education, Ph.D.. 08/15/2016 - present.
  • Adrienne Lowe, Graduate Student. Educational Psychology, Literacy. 06/20/2016 - present.

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