Department of Special Education and Counseling

Jeanne D'Haem, Ph.D.


Office:   V3007
Phone:   973-720-2594
Office Hours:   Please contact

Department: Special Education and Counseling
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: N/A

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • New York University , New York, New York Ph.D. - Administration and Supervision Dissertation: A Case Study of Organizational Climate
  • Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan M. A. - International Studies in Education
  • The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan B.A . - Psychology
Professional Experience
  • 2004 - present William Paterson University, Wayne NJ - Assistant Professor of Special Education
  • 1986 - 1988 New York University Survey Team, New York, NY - Assistant Director
  • Boston State College, Boston, Massachusetts Adjunct Instructor
  • 1999 - 2004 Somerset Hills Regional School District , Bernardsville NJ - Director of Special Services 
  • 1993 - 1999 Roselle Park Public Schools, Roselle Park, NJ 1993-1999 - Director of Special Services 
  • Bureau of Institutional Schools, Boston, MA - Coordinator: Institutional Residents Program
  • Community Mental Health Center, Ann Arbor, MI - School Consultant  
  • Child Analytic Study Program, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Teacher
  • Peace Corps Volunteer Somalia, East Africa - Teacher/Trainer
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities
  • SPED 6280 Special Education Law (online course)
  • SPED 3540 Classroom Management in Diverse and Inclusive Settings
  • SPED 5640 Managing Challenging Behaviors in Diverse Settings
  • Program Director of the Special Education Endorsement Program, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Alternate Route Program Director, Master of Education- Teacher of Students with Disabilities Program Director
  • Faculty Senate
  • Department Retention Committee
  • Graduate Admission Committee in the Department of Special Education and Counseling
Current Professional and Academic Association Memeberships
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • National Down Syndrome Society
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Association for Positive Behavior Support
Current Professional Assignments and Activities
  • Princeton University Down Syndrome Conference, November 2010,Princetone, New Jersey.
    "Social Inclusion for Individuals with Down Syndrome"
  • Association of Positive Behavior Support International Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2011                    " Using Hints and Cues in teh Classroom"
  • Research Methods in Positive Behavior Support, Windesheim Unverisity,  Netherlands, 2011
  • Master Class in Positive Behavior  Support, Windesheim University, Netherlands, 2011


  • "Four Nonverbal Cues that get Students' Attention" Online Publication: The Special Education Connection, LPR, February 24, 2009.
  • "Special at school but lonely at home: An alternative friendship group for adolescents with Down Syndrome", Down Syndrome Research & Practice, Volume 12, Issue 2, October 2008, United Kingdom Page 107-111. Online Publication May 2007
  • "Dabei in der Schule, aber einsam zu House" Leben mit Down Syndrome  Nr55, Mai 2007.
  • "Special at School: lonley at Home"  August 2006, Down Syndrome Quaterly, Vol.8, Issue 1
  • "Expectations in Education: A Shoret History of Inclusion", December 2004, People with Disabilities, Vol. 14, N.2. pp.43-46.
  • "What have I learned: The Earth is not flat" , January 2005, Educational Viewpoints, pp.27-29.
  • Desert Dawn with Waris Dirie (2001) Little Brown, London, and Arena Publishing
  • The Last Camel (1997) The Red Sea Press, Inc . Lawrenceville , N.J.
  • “ Tanzania on Tuesday” Tanzania on Tuesday: Writing by American Woman Abroad(1997) New Rivers Press.
  • “Shifta” Going Upcountry (1994) Scribners, New York, New York.
  • “Immigration and the Impact on the Arts in New Jersey” Winter 2000 New Jersey Mosaic
  • “Residency: It’s Not Where You Live” Fall 2000 New Jersey Mosaic
  • “Profile of a Teacher” Fall 1999 New Jersey Mosaic
  • “Snow Day” 2/12/98, The New York Times
  • “Back to Back to School” 9/6/98, The New York Times
  • “Refugees in Orbit” New Jersey Mosaic, Summer 1999
  • “Aman” World View Winter 1994
  • “Why Aren't Teachers Protected by the Bill Of Rights: Child Abuse in New Jersey” Educational Viewpoints, Spring 1992 , page 13-14.
  • "The Next Step” Educational Viewpoints, spring 1990, page 39-40.
  • Inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in public schools
  • Social skill development in children with developmental disabilities