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Ed.D., Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor
Professor-in-Charge, Special Education -Autism
Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
Sp Ed: General Curriculum
Sp Ed: Low Incidence Disabilities
Special Education

Contact Information

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Phone: (703) 993-6555
Fax: (703) 993-3678

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Finley Building 205B
4400 University Dr.
MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030

Profile

Dr. Duke serves as an Instructional Faculty member for the Graduate School of Education. She teaches Special Education courses, primarily in the Cohort Outreach Program.

Dr. Duke serves as the Accreditation Coordinator for Special Education Programs, which includes preparation of MATS and NCATE program reports.

Dr. Duke's research focuses on instructional practices, compensatory strategies, and quality of life issues for students with low-incidence disabilities, including Angelman's Syndrome and Hyperlexia.

Dr. Duke received a B.S. in Elementary Education from University of Michigan, a M.S. in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University, and an Ed.D. in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Duke's specializations include working with students with severe disabilities, reading instruciton, and school administration and leadership.

Research Interests

Dr. Duke's research focuses on instructional practices, compensatory strategies, and quality of life issues for students with low-incidence disabilities, including Angelman's Syndrome and Hyperlexia.

Recent Publications

  • Duke, J.M., & Lane, G.M. (2008). A brief report on the systematic instructional guidelines for teaching students with multiple disabilities to respond to choices using photographs. The SLD Experience, 52, 34-43.
  • King-Sears, M. E., & Duke, J. M. (in press). Bring your textbook! Using secondary texts to assess reading demands and skills required for students with high-incidence disabilities. Intervention in School & Clinic.