Sarah Douglas began working in the field as a special education teacher for children with disabilities in Flagstaff, Ariz. (2003-2008). In 2011, she obtained a doctorate in special education from Penn State University and remained from 2012-2014 as an assistant professor where she taught courses on inclusive special education, severe disabilities, English language learners with special needs, assistive technology, and autism.
In 2014, she joined the faculty at Michigan State University. Recent grants include these three: the Early On Faculty Grant to investigate early intervention practices in Michigan, the Michigan Applied Public Policy Research Grant to investigate policies and practices related to paraeducators in Michigan, and the RAIND Research Grant to investigate the use of sensor technologies to measure social interaction for children with autism and their typically developing peers.
In 2019, Sarah Douglas was awarded the Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award.
Ph.D. in Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2011
M.Ed. in Special Education, Northern Arizona University, 2007
B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, Northern Arizona University, 2003