NCATE - The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preperation Special Education Teacher with students Mckee Hall at the University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Jacque Phillips

Dr. Jacque PhillipsAdjunct Professor of Special Education

School of Special Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley , CO 80639

Office: (970) 302-4294

Research Interests:

Special education law, international law, emotional/behavioral disabilities, diversity, behavior management, ADHD, gifted, math education


  • J. D. University of Denver School of Law 2009
  • Ed.D University of Northern Colorado 1997 Significantly Identifiable Emotional Disability
  • M.A. University of Northern Colorado 1991 Special Education, Affective Needs
  • B.A. University of Northern Colorado 1989 Middle School: Mathematic

Selected Publications:

  • Phillips, J. & Chapman, R. Special Education Litigation Prevention Workbook. In press
  • Conroy, P. W., Rude, H., & Phillips, J. (2006). Rural challenges to educating English language learners with visual impairments.. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 25 (4), 16-24.
  • Sunehisiro, M., & Phillips, J. (2003). An overview of the support system and inclusion practices for students with disabilities in the United States. Japanese Journal of Studies on Disabilities and Handicap, 31. Kyoto, Japan.
  • Phillips,J. (2003). “Be Nice to Me”: The cool teacher’s guide to behavior management. Pearson Publishing:CA.
  • Phillips, J., & Bhavnagri, N. (2002). The Maasai’s education and empowerment: Challenges of a migrant lifestyle. Childhood Education, 78(3), 140-146.
  • Kusuma-Powell, O., Powell, W. R., and Phillips, J. (2000). Good teaching: The foundation for the inclusive classroom.  In Kusuma-Powell, O., & Powell, W. R., (Eds.), Count me in! Developing inclusive international schools.  pp.  (42-63). Washington, D.C: Department of State
  • Phillips, J. (1999). Inclusion strategies for early childhood education: The case of the Kitisuru Nursery School Nairobi, Kenya.  African Journal of Special Needs Education, 4 (2), 34-40

Selected State, National and International Presentations:

  • Justifying Cool Interventions using Standards. Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Denver, CO (2009).
  • Legal Issues for Students Labeled Seriously Emotionally Disabled. International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference. Denver, CO (2009).
  • Special Education International: Diversity to the Extreme! Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention. Seattle, WA (2009).
  • Power of Education. Keynote Speech. Teen Parent Program Graduation. Boulder, CO (2007).
  • Effective Strategies for Teaching Math to English Language Learners. English Language Teachers Education Conference (ELTEC). Yangon, Myanmar (2006).
  • Success with Struggling Students. East Asia Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS) Conference. Bangkok, Thailand (2004).
  • Ants, Queens and Sharks: Ways to Succeed with Challenging Students. African International Schools Association (AISA) Conference. Johannesburg, South Africa (October, 2002).
  • Culture, Class and Control: Alternative Solutions to Traditional Problems. International Conference for Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD). Atlanta, GA (2001).





Target Group

2009 Dvorchak Law firm (Juvenile Law) Law Juveniles
2009 US Dept. of Education: Office of Civil Rights Law Education
2008 The Legal Center for People with Disabilities Law Special Education

Study Abroad:

  • 2008 Tanzania, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • 2009 Israel, Israeli Supreme Court