Positions

Overview

  • Presently, I am a professor of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and UAB is where I have been employed since 1995. I hold a B.S. in Psychology from Auburn University; teacher certification in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, an M.A. in Special Education, and certification in Administration from UAB; and a doctoral degree in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Alabama. Prior to my appointment to the faculty at UAB, I taught at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the University of Hawaii. As a professor at UAB and the director of the Project TransTeam grants, I enjoy teaching graduate students representing a variety of disciplines (e.g., ECSE, physical therapy, occupational therapy) that are passionate about learning to provide team-based services to young children with special needs and their families. 



    I have been involved in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education for close to 40 years. Before becoming a higher education faculty member, I provided direct services to young children with disabilities and their families in various community agencies and school settings. Also, I worked as the lead teacher for an early intervention/education program at the University of Alabama, the RISE Program of the Stallings Center. In this role, I was responsible for coordinating assessment, intervention, and transdisciplinary team functions, as well as supervising interns representing multiple disciplines. My experience in providing direct services to young children and their families has informed my ability to teach others, as well as my interest in various scholarly activities.



    I have had the opportunity to be involved on the state, national, and international levels in service, scholarship, and personnel preparation activities. For example, I have held leadership positions including serving as the President of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the international Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). I am engaged in numerous DEC activities and serve in a variety of capacities. Additionally, I have been a member of the editorial review board for leading national journals, served as the principal investigator of numerous federally funded grants, and delivered many presentations at conferences throughout the country. Additionally, I have conducted ongoing research and written journal articles, chapters, and books with the major focus of my work being on interprofessional education, recommended practices in ECSE, transdisciplinary teaming, and family-centered services. I was honored to be designated as a University Professor in 2013. The criteria for this honor includes "numerous achievements and extensive recognition in the individual's chosen professional field, and academic competence to enable her to undertake cross-departmental, cross-disciplinary activities in research and teaching and community service." Other honors include receiving the UAB Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award in 2013 and the UAB President’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.



    On a personal note, I have a daughter and a large extended family. I enjoy spending time with my family and my many long-time friends. My favorite time of year is Christmas when we entertain my entire family and numerous friends at my home. I have a variety of personal interests; I enjoy traveling (both to the beach and large cities), cooking (I am a member of a cooking club), college football, entertaining, decorating, dancing, exercising, reading, and shopping. With my passion for my work and my many personal interests, I cannot imagine ever being bored!
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Beyond the Brady Bunch: Hybrid Families and Their Evolving Relationships With Early Childhood Educators 2016
    2015 Transforming transdisciplinary early intervention and early childhood special education through intercultural education 2015
    2014 Among the Periodicals: The Common Core State Standards: Maxie Kohler, Editor 2014
    2014 Among the Periodicals: Fears and Phobias in Children and Adolescents: Maxie Kohler, Editor 2014
    2013 Among the Periodicals: Cultural Diversity and Responsivity: Maxie Kohler, Editor 2013
    2013 Among the Periodicals 2013
    2013 Among the Periodicals: The Obesogenic Environment: Maxie Kohler, Editor 2013
    2012 Among the Periodicals: Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Maxie Kohler, Editor 2012
    2012 Among the Periodicals: What Is the Value of Play? 2012
    2012 Among the Periodicals: The Tiger Mom Phenomenon: Jerry Aldridge, Editor 2012
    2012 Issues in Education: Tiger Moms: Five Questions That Need to be Answered: James D. Kirylo, Editor 2012
    2011 Parallels in the beliefs and works of Margaret Fuller and Carl Jung: Dreams, literature, spirituality, and gender 2011
    2010 The Marginalization of Women Educators: A Consequence of No Child Left behind 2010
    1999 Importance of Practices: A National Study of General and Special Early Childhood Educators 1999
    1995 BRIDGING EARLY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR FAMILIES - A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR TRANSITION PLANNING - ROSENKOETTER,SE, HAINS,AH, FOWLER,SA 1995
    1993 A Survey of Pediatricians on Early Identification and Early Intervention Services 1993
    1992 The Skills Needed by Early Intervention Administrators/Supervisors: A Study Across Six States 1992
    1989 An Examination of the Stability of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development with High-Risk Infants 1989
    1989 Teaming for the future: Integrating transition planning with early intervention services for young children with special needs and their families 1989
    1988 An Examination of the Effect of Tactile-Kinesthetic Stimulation on the Development of Preterm Infants 1988

    Teaching Activities

  • ECY535 - Foundations of ECSE (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY537 - Assessment in ECSE (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY635 - Foundation Early Chdhd Spec Ed (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY637 - Assess in Earl Chldhd Spec Edu (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ECT554 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ECT654 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY538 - Phys and Hlth Care Spt in ECSE (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY638 - Physical & Hlth Care Supt ECSE (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ECT555 - Early Primary Curr and Mthds (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECT655 - Early Prim Curr & Mthds (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY536 - Ear Inter and Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY636 - Early Interven & Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ECY535 - Foundations of ECSE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY537 - Assessment in ECSE (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY635 - Foundation Early Chdhd Spec Ed (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY637 - Assess in Earl Chldhd Spec Edu (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ECT554 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECT654 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY538 - Phys and Hlth Care Spt in ECSE (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY638 - Physical & Hlth Care Supt ECSE (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ECT555 - Early Primary Curr and Mthds (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECT655 - Early Prim Curr & Mthds (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY536 - Ear Inter and Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY636 - Early Interven & Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ECY535 - Foundations of ECSE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY537 - Assessment in ECSE (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY635 - Foundation Early Chdhd Spec Ed (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY637 - Assess in Earl Chldhd Spec Edu (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ECT554 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ECT654 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY538 - Phys and Hlth Care Spt in ECSE (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY638 - Physical & Hlth Care Supt ECSE (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ECT555 - Early Primary Curr and Mthds (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ECT655 - Early Prim Curr & Mthds (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY536 - Ear Inter and Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY636 - Early Interven & Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ECY535 - Foundations of ECSE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY537 - Assessment in ECSE (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY635 - Foundation Early Chdhd Spec Ed (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY637 - Assess in Earl Chldhd Spec Edu (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ECT554 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ECT654 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY538 - Phys and Hlth Care Spt in ECSE (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY638 - Physical & Hlth Care Supt ECSE (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ECT555 - Early Primary Curr and Mthds (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ECT655 - Early Prim Curr & Mthds (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY536 - Ear Inter and Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY636 - Early Interven & Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ECY535 - Foundations of ECSE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY537 - Assessment in ECSE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY635 - Foundation Early Chdhd Spec Ed (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY637 - Assess in Earl Chldhd Spec Edu (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ECT554 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ECT654 - Comm and Technlgy Apps in ECSE (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY538 - Phys and Hlth Care Spt in ECSE (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY638 - Physical & Hlth Care Supt ECSE (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ECT555 - Early Primary Curr and Mthds (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ECT655 - Early Prim Curr & Mthds (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY536 - Ear Inter and Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY636 - Early Interven & Preschl Curr (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ECY535 - Foundations of ECSE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY537 - Assessment in ECSE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY635 - Foundation Early Chdhd Spec Ed (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY637 - Assess in Earl Chldhd Spec Edu (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ECT654 - Instruct/ Assistive Technology (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY638 - Motor/Health Care Need Yng Chd (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • ECT655 - Ele Meth Stud w/High Incid Dis (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY636 - Instru Methods Yng Chd w/Disab (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ECY635 - Intro: Early Dev/Intervention (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY637 - Assess Inf/Young child w/Disab (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY638 - Motor/Health Care Need Yng Chd (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY636 - Instru Methods Yng Chd w/Disab (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ECY635 - Intro: Early Dev/Intervention (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY637 - Assess Inf/Young child w/Disab (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY638 - Motor/Health Care Need Yng Chd (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY636 - Instru Methods Yng Chd w/Disab (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ECY635 - Intro: Early Dev/Intervention (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY637 - Assess Inf/Young child w/Disab (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDR652 - Pre/Early Reading Instruction (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY636 - Instru Methods Yng Chd w/Disab (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ECY635 - Intro: Early Dev/Intervention (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY637 - Assess Inf/Young child w/Disab (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY636 - Instru Methods Yng Chd w/Disab (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY636 - Instru Methods Yng Chd w/Disab (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ECY637 - Assess Inf/Young child w/Disab (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY636 - Instru Methods Yng Chd w/Disab (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ECY635 - Intro: Early Dev/Intervention (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • ECY637 - Assess Inf/Young child w/Disab (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • ECY670 - Prac Early Childhood Spec Educ (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • ECY672 - Internship EC Special Edu (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • ECY689 - Adv Topics in Spec Education (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Jennifer Kilgo