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Jordan Lukins

Assistant Teaching Professor


Coordinator, Special Education Add-On Licensure

Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

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Dr. Jordan Lukins is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at NC State University. In this role, she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on disability, inclusion, and instructional methods for both special educators and general educators. Dr. Lukins also coordinates the undergraduate special education add-on licensure program.

Dr. Lukins is a former North Carolina special educator with teaching experience in separate, resource, and inclusive settings as well as school district leadership and professional development in the areas of autism and low incidence disabilities. In her teaching and scholarship, Dr. Lukins prioritizes developing general educators’ skills and dispositions to lead inclusive classrooms and building special educators’ expertise in specially designed instruction and support. Her scholarly interests include teacher beliefs about disability and attitudes toward inclusion, the integration of disability studies in teacher education, and the social validity of evidence-based practices. Dr. Lukins regularly collaborates with teachers, schools, and informal educational settings around issues of accessibility and inclusion. She also supports the development and dissemination of free online training resources for teachers as a Resource Developer with the IRIS Center.



Ph.D. Education (Applied Developmental Science and Special Education) UNC Chapel Hill

M.A.Ed. Special Education East Carolina University

B.A. Elementary and Special Education Elon University