Elizabeth B. Kozleski

Elizabeth B. Kozleski

Elizabeth B. Kozleski

Professor Elizabeth B. Kozleski engages systems change and research on equity and justice issues in inclusive education and professional learning. Awards include the 2017 Boeing-Allan Visiting Endowed Chair at Seattle University, the University of Kansas 2016 Woman of Distinction award, the Scholar of the Century award from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013, the TED-Merrill award for leadership in special education teacher education in 2011,and the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive International Research She is the recipient of more than $33 million in federal and local research grants. She has published in a number of highly respected journals included the Education Policy Analysis Annuals, Educational Researcher, the Journal of Special Education, Remedial and Special Education, and the Review of Research in Education.


Contact Information


Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 521
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Research Interests

Teacher education
Urban education T
echnical assistance methodologies
Systems change


Boeing-William M. Allen Endowed Visiting Chair
Seattle University 2017 - 2018

Woman of Distinction
University of Kansas 2016


Kozleski, E. B., & Artiles, A. J. (2014). Beyond psychological views of student learning in system reform agendas. In E. Kozleski & K. K. Thorius (Eds.), Ability, Equity, and Culture: The Search for the Holy Grail in Urban Education Reform (pp. 63-79). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Mitchiner, M. McCart, A. Kozleski, E. B., Weeney, H. & Sailor, W. (2014). Emerging trends and future directions in effective, inclusive elementary schools for students with extensive support needs. In J. Mcleskey, N. L Waldron, F. Spooner, & B. Algozzine (Eds.), Handbook of effective inclusive schools: Research and practice. New York: Routledge.

Kozleski, E. B., & Thorius, K. K. (2014). Making Policy Stick: Distributed Networks of Reform. In E. B. Kozleski & K. K. Thorius (Eds.), Ability, Equity, and Culture: Sustaining Inclusive Urban Education Reform (pp. 217-240). New York: Teachers College Press. http://store.tcpress.com/0807754927.shtml


Kozleski, E. . (03/14/2017). Keynote: The Misuses of Special Education: Sorting and classifying immigrant and refugee children. Language Education Policy and Identities Inclusion: Cultivating Distinctiveness. Perceived identities of Immigrant, Displaced, and Refugee Children. Madison, WI



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