MLF Teachers College
Arizona State University
United States of America
Juliet Hart Barnett, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She earned her doctoral degree in special education and Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from the University of Miami in 2003. Her research is focused on effective instruction for students with autism spectrum disorder, quality teacher preparation, and translation of research findings into classroom practice. Her research activities are primarily single-subject design studies where students serve as their own controls in actual classrooms to maximize impact on local students and teachers. Hart Barnett shares her expertise with pre-service teachers and serves as the faculty advisor for Barrett, The Honors College at ASU. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, scholarly newsletters, and proceedings in special education, has presented to over 100 national/international audiences, and is co-author of Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence, a book on evidence-based practices in autism. Hart Barnett also serves as associate editor of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Online Journal. An intentional and frequent collaborator in scholarly writing with her students, she is the recipient of the 2017 Teachers College Award for Excellence in Integration of Scholarship and Teaching
Guiding Research Questions: Which evidence-based practices can best support the academic, social, and behavioral development of students with autism spectrum disorders? How can we best support teachers working with children with disabilities to provide an optimal learning environment for students? How can we most effectively train classroom teachers to maximize their ability to continue implementing best practices as part of their ongoing instruction?
Hart, J. E., & Whalon, K. (2013). Misbehavior or Missed Opportunity? Challenges in Interpreting the Behavior of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Early Childhood Education Journal, 41(4), 257-263. DOI: 10.1007/s10643-012-0527-8
More, C. M., Hart, J. E., & Cheatham, G. A. (2013). Language Interpretation for Diverse Families: Considerations for Special Education Teachers. Intervention in School and Clinic, 49(2), 113-120. DOI: 10.1177/1053451212472229
Hart, J. E., & Malian, I. (2013). A statewide survey of special education directors on teacher preparation and licentiate in autism spectrum disorders: A model for university and state collaboration. International Journal of Special Education, 28(1), 4-13.