University of California, Los Angeles - B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology received August 1986, cum laude.
California State University, Northridge - M.A. in Communicative Disorders received December 1988, with distinction.
University of Colorado at Boulder - Ph.D. in Bilingual Special Education received August, 1998. Dissertation Title: The Social Construction of Language Competence: Language Socialization in Three Bilingual Kindergarten Classrooms

Associate Professor, Special Education, College of Education, University of New Mexico
July 2006 - present
Assistant Professor, Special Education, College of Education, University of New Mexico
Aug 2001 - June 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor, Special Education, College of Education, University of New Mexico

Coordinator of Speech/Language Clinical Services, Communication Health Services, Riverside CA
July 1992 - Aug 1993
Speech/Language Pathologist, Communication Health Services, Riverside, CA
Oct 1989 - July 1992
Speech Pathology Associate, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Feb 1989 - May 1989
Speech Pathology Intern, The HEAR Center, Pasadena, CA
Sept 1988 - Dec 1988
Speech Pathology Intern, University of California, San Diego Hospital
June 1988 - Aug 1988

REPRESENTATIVE (non-inclusive) PUBLICATIONS                                                                   Return to Top

de Valenzuela, J. S., Green, J., & Hall, J. (2010). Universal design: A reflective description of its application in the university classroom. In R. Hernández Castañeda & J. Gacel-Ávila (Eds.) Innocación e internacionalización de la educación (pp. 188-227). Guadalajara, México: Universidad de Guadalajara Press.

de Valenzuela, J. S., & Tracey, M. (2007). The role of language and communication as the basis for literacy. In S. R. Copeland & L. B. Keefe (Eds.) Effective literacy instruction for individuals with moderate or severe disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
de Valenzuela, J. S. (2007). Sociocultural views of learning. In L. Florian (Ed.) Handbook of special education (pp. 280-289). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
de Valenzuela, J.S., Copeland, S. R., Qi, C. H., & Park, M. (2006). Examining educational equity: Revisiting the disproportionate representation of minority students in special education. Exceptional Children, 72(4), 425-441.
de Valenzuela, J. S., Copeland, S. R., & Blalock, G. A. (2005). Unfulfilled expectations: Faculty participation and voice in a university program evaluation. Teachers College Record, 107(10), 2227-2247.
de Valenzuela, J. S., & Niccolai, S. L. (2004). Language development in culturally and linguistically diverse students with special education needs. In L. Baca & H. Cervantes (Eds.), The bilingual special education interface (4th ed. , pp. 125-161). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
Beaumont, C. J., de Valenzuela, J. S., & Trumbull, E. (2002). Alternative assessment for transitional readers. Bilingual Research Journal, 26(2), 241-268.
de Valenzuela, J. S., Connery, M. C., & Musanti, S. I. (2000). The theoretical foundations of professional development in special education: Is sociocultural theory enough? Remedial and Special Education, 21(2), 111-120.

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