Jennifer Buss

Assistant Professor
Special Education

Educational Background:

Anticipated completion 2014, University of Illinois Chicago Ph.D. Program in Special Education.  Area of concentration: Student with Disabilities in Higher Education

2000 Masters Administration Type 75 Aurora University

1996 B.A. Illinois State University Special Education

Publications:

Buss, J. J. (March, 2011). Service learning opportunities in the college of education. Lewis University Service Learning Newsletter, vol 2, 2.

Buss, J. J. (March, 2013). COE strengthens partnerships with sos children’s village. Lewis University Service Learning Newsletter, vol 4, 2.

Buss, J. J. (November, 2012). Student voice value of service learning in college of education. Lewis University Service Learning Newsletter, vol 4, 1.

Research Interests:

Inclusion

Autism

Presentations:

Buss, J. J. (Spring 1996). Learning Disabilities in the College Classroom, Illinois State University Faculty Presenter, Bloomington Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall 2004). Co-teaching, Inclusion, Modifications, University of St. Francis Guest Speaker for Graduate and Undergraduate, Joliet, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall 2004). Co-Teaching, District 88, Joliet Presenter, Joliet, Illinois.

Buss, J. J (Spring, 2005). Inclusion Models, District  88, Joliet Presenter, Joliet, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2005). Working with Instructional Assistants, Westmont School District, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2005). Working with Parents, District 204 Naperville Illinois

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2005). Success with Learning Disabilities, District 204 Naperville,  Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2006). Presenter on Inclusion, Grundy County Parent Group, Morris, Illinois

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2006). Parent Rights, Grundy County Parent Group Presenter, Morris, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2007). IEP Staffing, Plainfield Parent Group, Plainfield, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2007). Least Restricted Environment, Plainfield Parent Group Presenter, Plainfield, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2007, 2009). Study Skills Strategies, Presenter for Best Buddies Organization, Lewis University, Romeoville Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2008, 2009). Key Note Speaker Barnes Noble Teacher Appreciation week on ADD/ADHD, Joliet,  Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2008). Key Note Speaker Merit School of Music, Communicating with your Children, Chicago, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2008). Improving the quality of life of special needs people, Lewis University, Romeoville Illinois.

Buss, J. J. & Pearce, E. (Spring, 2010). “ Building academic connections beyond the classroom, May Institute Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Winter, 2010). Associated Colleges of Illinois presenter on school partnerships, Chicago, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2010). Presenter Mokena School District on Partnership working with RTI.

Buss, J. J. & Roberts, C. (Spring, 2011). Building academic connections beyond the classroom, May Institute Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Spring 2010, 2011). Presenter Service Learning with RTI Partnerships with Mokena School district and Troy Schools.

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2010). Associated Colleges of Illinois presenter on school partnerships, Chicago, Illinois.

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2012). IPAD, IPhone use in the Classroom, Will County Reading Association presenter, Lewis University.

Buss, J. J. (Summer, 2012). IPAD, IPhone use in the classroom, Associated Colleges of Illinois presenter, Science and Math Academy, Aurora, Illinois.

Buss, J.J. (Summer, 2012). Including Multi-Needs student in Catholic Classroom,  Presentation St. Raphels, Naperville, Illinois

Buss, J. J. (Fall, 2012). Faculty Attitudes and Perceptions on Students with Disabilities in Higher Education, Poster session TED conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2013). Attitudes and Perceptions on Students with Disabilities in Higher Education, Poster session International Learning Disabilities, San Antonio, Texas

Buss, J. J. (Spring, 2013). Service Learning putting it into practice, Presentation Lincoln School, Joliet, Illinois

Dr. William Blackwell, Jennifer Buss and Elizabeth Pearce, (October 2013) “Abelism in Common Core State Standards” at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Conference (AACT) Chicago, Il.

Professional and Academic Association Memberships:

Council for Exceptional Children

Teacher Education Division CEC

Big Brother Big Sisters of Will County

National Education Association

Associated College of Illinois

Best Buddies Illinois, Lewis Chapter

Illinois Reading Council/ National Reading Council

Will County Reading Council

Learning Disabilities Association