James Basham, Ph.D.

James D. (Jamie) Basham, Ph.D.

James D. (Jamie) Basham, Ph.D.

James D. (Jamie) Basham, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. He earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Basham's research is focused on student learning in modern learning environments chiefly related to the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). He is well published, has given numerous talks, and has served as a consultant for school districts, universities, state agencies, and corporate entities on modern learning environments, Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) education, big data, personalization, and UDL. Dr. Basham serves on editorial boards for various journals and was a co-guest editor for the Journal of Special Education Technology topical issue on STEM education for individuals with diverse learning needs. Beyond journals, he serves on the ISTE SETSIG executive board and the SXSWedu Advisory Board. Finally, Dr. Basham is a cofounder of the global UDL Implementation Research Network (UDL-IRN).

Investigator, The Center for Research on Learning,
Associate Professor,
School of Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology & Special Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2005
M.S., Special Education, Consultation & Collaboration, Eastern Illinois University, 1996
B.A., Special Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1994

Contact Information


1122 West Campus Rd
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Research Interests

  • Universal design for learning
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • STEM Education
  • Innovation