Jessica Kamuru, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Phone 816-501-2960

Dr. Jessica Kamuru’s expertise is in special education with an emphasis in learning disabilities and mathematics. She is a 13-year veteran special education teacher, who taught students with disabilities in self-contained, itinerant and co-teaching settings in Kansas City, Mo. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU).  Before leaving MU, Dr. Kamuru was presented with the Graduate Student Diversity Award and was nominated for Graduate Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Kamuru has presented at a number of conferences for both special education and mathematics education. Her most recent presentations were at the Council of Exceptional Children-Teacher Education Division (CEC-TED) conference in New Orleans November (2019), and Psychology of Mathematics Education of North America (PMENA) in St. Louis (2019).  Dr. Kamuru is new to Avila but is excited to inspire the next generation of educators.

Elementary and Middle School Math Methods, Special Education, Multicultural Foundations, Practicum, Educational Psychology
B.S.- Sociology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
M.A.- Special Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Ph.D.- Special Education- Learning Disabilities- University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
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