Sarah Douglas began working in the field as a special education teacher for children with disabilities in the Flagstaff, Arizona (2003-2008). In 2011, she obtained a Ph.D. 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. She has two current grants: The Early On Faculty Grant to investigate early intervention practices in Michigan and the Michigan Applied Public Policy Research grant to investigate policies and practices related to paraeducators in Michigan. Her research interests include communication, autism and developmental disabilities, paraeducators, and training strategies for paraeducators, parents and teachers.
Ph.D. in Special Education, Penn State University, 2011
M.Ed. in Special Education, Northern Arizona University, 2007
B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, Northern Arizona University, 2003