Wanda J.

Profile: Wanda J. Blanchett

Distinguished Professor
Faculty

Dr. Blanchett’s teaching, research and service focuses on issues of educational inequity including urban teacher preparation, issues of race, class, culture, and gender, disproportionate representation of students of color in special education, severe disabilities, transition planning and issues of sexuality for students with disabilities. 

Professional Affiliations

Member of the AERA/OIA Executive Committee
Treasurer of CADREI
Faculty Member, AACTE Leadership Academy
Past Chair of the AACTE Global Diversity Committee
Past Chair/President of the AERA Research Focus on Black Education (SIG)
Past Chair of the AERA Division G Nominating Committee
Past Member of the AERA Nominations Committee

Education

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, Special Education
M.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, Severe/Profound Disabilities
B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas, Mild Disabilities

Expertise & Research Interest

Race & Equity in Education

Special Education

Teacher Education

Research Work With Students

Dr. Blanchett is the lead co-editor of Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners (the premier journal of the Division of Ethnically Diverse Learners DDEL of the Council for Exceptional Children-CEC). Dr. Blanchett is the co-author of two edited textbooks including Research in Urban Educational Settings: Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Practice (Information Age Publishing) and Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow (Routledge Publishing, Research in Education Series) and has published a number of scholarly articles in some of the leading education journals and presented extensively at major education conferences. 

Recent & Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Blanchett, W. J., & Shealey, M. W. (2014). Responding to the Needs of Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Learners with Exceptionalities and Their Families: It’s a High Calling but One We Must Accept! Editor’s Introduction. Multiple Voices.

Blanchett, W. J. (2013). African American and Other Students of Color in Special Education. Lomotey, K. & Milner, R. (Eds.). Handbook on Urban Education, Routledge Publishers, England: London.

Zion, S. & Blanchett, W.J. (2011). [Re] Conceptualizing Inclusion: Can Critical Race Theory and Interest Convergence be utilized to achieve Inclusion and Equity for African American Students? Teachers College Record, 113(10), p. 2186-2205.

Blanchett, W. J. & Zion, S. (2011). Asking the Right Questions in Urban Education Research: The Role of Privilege. In Scott, K. & Blanchett, W. J. (Eds.). Research in Urban Educational Settings: Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Practice. Information Age Publishing, NC: Charlotte.

Lindsay, B. & Blanchett, W. J. (2011). Preface to the New Decade. In Lindsay, B. & Blanchett, W. J. (Eds.). Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow. Routledge Research in Education Series. Routledge Publishers, England: London.

Lindsay, B. & Blanchett, W. J. (2011). Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow Introduction. In Lindsay, B. & Blanchett, W. J. (Eds.). Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow. Routledge Research in Education Series. Routledge Publishers, England: London.

Scott, K. A. & Blanchett, W. J. (Eds.). (2011). Research in Urban Educational Settings: Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Practice. Information Age Publishing, NC: Charlotte.

Lindsay, B. & Blanchett, W. J. (Eds.). (2011). Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow. Routledge Research in Education Series. Routledge Publishers, England: London.

Blanchett, W. J. & Lindsay, B. (2011). Universities and Global Diversity: Movement toward Tomorrow. In Lindsay, B. & Blanchett, W. J. (Eds.). Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow. Routledge Research in Education Series. Routledge Publishers, England: London.

Sobel, D.M., Gutierrez, C., Zion, S., & Blanchett, W. (2011). Deepening culturally responsive understandings within a teacher preparation program: It’s a process. Teacher Development, 15(4), 437- 454.

Blanchett, W. J. (2010). Telling It Like It Is: The Role of Race, Class, & Culture in the Perpetuation of Learning Disability as a Privileged Category for the White Middle Class. Disability Studies Quarterly, 30 (2).

Shealey, M. W. & Blanchett, W. J. (2009). Guest Editors of Special Issue, Students with Disabilities: A Missing Component in the Urban Education Agenda, Urban Education, 44, (4).

Blanchett, W. J. (2009). Retrospective Examination of Urban Special Education: From Brown to Re-segregation in Special Education—It is Time to “Go for Broke,” Urban Education, 44, (4), 370-388.

Blanchett, W. J., Klingner, J., & Harry, B. (2009). The Intersection of Race, Culture, Language and Disability: Implications for Urban Education, Urban Education, 44, (4), 389-409.

Blanchett, W. J. (2006). Disproportionate Representation of African Americans in Special Education: Acknowledging the Role of White Privilege and Racism. Educational Researcher, 35(6), 24-28.

Blanchett, W. J., Brantlinger, E. A., & Shealey, M. S. (2005). RASE Special Issue: Brown 50 Years Later: Exclusion, Segregation, and Inclusion. Guest Editors’ Introduction. Remedial and Special Education, 26(2), 66-69.