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School of Education

Jamie Gunderson, PhD

Assistant Professor
CLASS Program Coordinator


Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas May 2016
Emphasis areas: Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Technology and Educational Leadership

Master of Arts, Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Summer 2008
Concentration: Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Bachelor of Science, Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Spring 2006
Concentration: Learning Disabilities

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Gunderson comes to Chico State from Las Vegas, Nevada with thirteen years of public education experience. A career educator, she previously served in the Clark County School District as a special education teacher, assistive technologist and administrator. She received her doctorate in special education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015. Her dissertation, Exploring Cognitively Accessible Academic Lessons for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Using the iPad, examined the instructional implementation of iPads on the academic achievement of students with intellectual disabilities. Her study, one of the largest of its kind, was awarded Dissertation of the Year.

Dr. Gunderson has a passion for both education and technology and enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. She believes that technology, when implemented appropriately, can be a catalyst for change in the special education classroom and looks forward to expanding her research as a Chico State Wildcat.

Curriculum Vitae

Portrait of Jamie Gunderson, PhD