Dr. James (Jamie) Basham is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas in the Department of Special Education. He earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Basham’s research is focused on student learning in modern learning environments chiefly related to the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Since 2006, he has successfully obtained roughly $10 million in research and outreach funding from state entities, federal agencies, and private foundations. A couple his recent projects and collaborations include the Interactive Field Investigation Guide (iFIG) (PI) and the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities (Co-PI). Beyond funding, Dr. Basham is well published, has given numerous talks, and has served as a consultant for school districts, universities, state education agencies, and corporate entities on learner variability, STEM education, 21st Century Skills, and UDL. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Special Education Technology (JSET) and is a reviewer for the Journal of Educational Computing Research (JECR). Dr. Basham was also recent co-guest editor for the JSET topical issue on STEM education for individuals with disabilities and diverse learning needs. Dr. Basham is the co-founder of the UDL-Implementation Research Network (UDL-IRN) and serves on the executive board for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Special Education Technology Special Interest Group (SETSIG).