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Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 600E Teachers College
Song Ju is an assistant professor in the program of Special Education at School of Education. She earned her Ph.D. degree in 2012 from Texas A&M University. Her primary research interest is secondary transition for students with disabilities, with specific foci on transition to employment and postsecondary education. Other research interests include students with disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System and self-determination.
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2012 (Special Education).
- M.A.T. , Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2008 (Middle Grade Mathematics Education).
- (PI), Ju, Song; Troup, Karen, Transition to Work: Partnerships and Teaming, Department of Education. (15751), $8,004.00. 07-01-2015 to 06-30-2016. Status: Awarded.
- (PI), Ju, Song; Troup, Karen, Transition to Work: Partnerships and Teaming, Federal. (15751), $15655.00. 07-01-2016 to 06-30-2017. Status: Active.
- Landmark, L., Zhang, D., Ju, S., McVey, T., & Ji, M. (2016). Experiences of disability advocates and self-advocates in Texas. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
- Ju, S., & Tang, M. (2016). Career planning and transition for students with mental health issues: Integrated services in K-12 settings. Journal of Career Planning and Adult Development, 32 (1), 63..
- Ju, S., Kortering, L., Osmanir, K., & Zhang, D. (2015). Vocational rehabilitation transition outcomes: A look at one state’s evidence. Journal of Rehabilitation, 81,, 47-53..
- Barrett, D. E., Ju, S., Katsiyannis, A. & Zhang, D. (2015). Females in the juvenile justice system: Influences on delinquency and recidivism. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 417-433..
- Zhang, D., Katsiyannis, A., Ju, S., & Roberts, E. L. (2014). Minority representation in special education: Five-year trends. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 118.
- Roberts, E., Ju, S., & Zhang, D. (2014). Review of practices that promote self-advocacy for students with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 26 (4), 209.
- Ju, S., Pacha, J., Moore, K., & Zhang, D (2014). Employability skills for entry-level employees with and without disabilities: A comparison between the perspectives of educators and employers., 40, 203.
- Ju, S., Roberts, E., & Zhang, D. (2013). Employer attitudes toward workers with disabilities: A review of research in the past decade. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 38, 113..
- Ju, S., Zhang, D., & Katsiyannis, A. (2013). The causal relationship between academic self-concept and academic achievement for students with disabilities: An analysis of SEELS DATA. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 1 (24), 4-14..
- Ju, S., Zhang, D., & Pacha, J (2012). Employability skills valued by employers as important for entry-level employees with and without disabilities. . Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 35, 29-38..
- Hsu, H. Y., Zhang, D., Kwok, O., Li, Y., & Ju, S. (2011). Distinguishing the influences of father and mother involvements on adolescent academic achievement: Analyses of Taiwan Education Panel Survey data. Journal of Early Adolescence. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 32, 694-713..
- Zhang, D., Hsu, H. Y., Katsiyannis, A., Barrett, D. E., & Ju, S. (2011). Adolescents with disabilities in the juvenile justice system: Patterns of recidivism. Exceptional Children, 77, 283-298..
- Landmark, L. J., Ju, S., & Zhang, D. (2010). Substantiated best practices in transition: Fifteen plus years later. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 33, 165-176..
- Zhang, D., Wilson, V., Katsiyannis, A., Barrett, D. E., Ju, S., & Wu, J. Y. Truancy offenders in the juvenile justice system: A multi-cohort replication study.. Behavioral Disorders, 25, 229-242.
- Zhang, D., Wang, M., Xu, Y., & Ju, S. (2013). Special education in China.. Education in China:Cultural Influences, Global Perspectives and Social Challenges (pp.17-40.). New York: Nova Publishers.
- Ju,S. (2013). Employment options. Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals
Presentations & Lectures
- Ju, S., Zeng, W., & Landmark, L. (2016). Review of Self-Determination and Academic Success for Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education. 2016 DCDT Conference, Myrtle Beach,SC.
- Landmark, L., & Ju, S. (2016). Practitioner knowledge and skill assessment for CLD youth with disabilities 2016 CEC, St.Louis,M0.
- Landmark, L., Greene, G., & Ju, S. (2015). Practitioner knowledge and skill for transition planning with CLD youth with disabilities 2015 Oregon DCDT Conference, Portland, OR.
- Zhang, D., Ju, S., & Landmank, L. (2014). What works in the transition to employment? Cleveland, OH, 2014 DCDT Conference.
Experience & Service
- 08-15-2013Assistant Professor, University of Cincinanti, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 05-31-2012 to 07-31-2013, Research Associate, Texas A&M University.
- 09-01-2010 to 12-01-2012, Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
- 01-01-2010 to 09-30-2010, Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
- 08-15-2008 to 12-31-2010, Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
- 08-15-2006 to 05-31-2008, Graduate Assistant, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.