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Janice Carson, Ed.D

Professor, Project Director, CDHD


1187 Alturas Drive, 115



  • Ed.D  Emphasis in Instructional Systems Design, Idaho State University, 2015
  • M.Ed. Emphasis in Instructional Technology, Idaho State University, 2004
  • B.S. Elementary Education/Human Exceptionality, Idaho State University, 1995

Kole-McGuffey Exemplary Scholarly Work Award nomination, College of Education, Idaho State University, 2016  

Janice Carson is a professor of special education at the University of Idaho. Carson also serves as the Director of the Idaho Assistive Technology Project. She received her doctorate in instructional systems design from Idaho State University in 2015. Prior to her current appointment, she was a Special Education Coordinator at the Idaho State Department of Education’s Special Education Division. Her portfolio included monitoring special education, secondary transition and assistive technology. Carson’s main research interests include training through the lens of andragogy, rural outreach, and instructional design theory, as well as topics related to Universal Design for Learning, secondary transition, customized employment, and assistive technology. Carson served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of the Assistive Technology Act Programs. She also chairs the advisory council for Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation. 

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Instructional Design Theory
  • Rural Outreach
  • Secondary Transition
  • Customized Employment 
  • Assistive Technology 
  • Educational Technology


  • Carson, J. (May, 2014 – 2017) Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology in Education. Professional development workshop for pre-professional education students at the Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID.


  • Carson, J., Butler, C., & Kuhlmeier, A. (January, 2019). Cracking the AAC code: How to turn SLPs into codebreakers.

Funded Project ($80,000)

  • Carson, J. (Awarded $80,000, January 2022). Training Health Care Workers on Communication Access for Adults. Administration for Community Living, U.S. Health and Human Services.

Hollingshead, A., Zabala, J., & Carson, J. (2021). The SETT framework and evaluating assistive technology remotely. Special Education TODAY blog, Council for Exceptional Children.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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University of Idaho
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