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Dr. Julie Mead

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Dr. Julie Mead

Department Chair
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA)

253-D Education Building  binoculars icon
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1326
Office: 608/263-3405

jmead@education.wisc.edu

Personal Biography

Julie Fisher Mead is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. Dr. Mead researches and writes about topics related to the legal aspects of education. Dr. Mead's research centers on legal issues related to special education and legal issues raised by various forms of school choice.



 

 

Teaching Interests

• ELPA 840 Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education • ELPA 842 Legal Aspects of Special Education and Pupil Services • ELPA 502/940 Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers

Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2013 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2013 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2013 - Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: On-line
     
  • Spring 2013 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2013 - Public School Law
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2013 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 9, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2012 - Directed Research
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2012 - Public School Law
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Hybrid (Part Classroom/Part On-Line)
     
  • Fall 2012 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2012 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2012 - Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 502, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: On-line
     
  • Spring 2012 - Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: On-line
     
  • Spring 2012 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2012 - Dissertation Research Seminar
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2012 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2012 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 9, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2012 - Seminar in Educational Law
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 910, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Hybrid (Part Classroom/Part On-Line)
     
  • Fall 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2011 - Legal Aspects of Special Education and Pupil Services
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 842, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2011 - Applied Research in Educational Administration
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 890, Section: 42, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2011 - Cooperative Program Off-campus Term
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 600, Section: 001, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 42, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Spring 2011 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2011 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 42, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 12, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2011 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Summer 2011 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2011 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Minimum Credit Hours: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 9, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Individual
     
  • Fall 2010 - Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 502, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2010 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2010 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2010 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2010 - Understanding Legal Rights and Responsibilities
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 002, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: On-line course
     
  • Summer 2010 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Summer 2010 - Legal Aspects of Special Education and Pupil Services
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 842, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2010 - Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 502, Section: 004, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2010 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2009 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2009 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2009 - Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 502, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2009 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2009 - Legal Aspects of Special Education and Pupil Services
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 842, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2009 - Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 502, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2009 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Summer 2009 - Advanced Legal Seminar
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 006, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Hybrid (Part Classroom/Part On-Line)
     
  • Summer 2009 - Indpendent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Summer 2009 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Hybrid (Part Classroom/Part On-Line)
     
  • Summer 2009 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2008 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2008 - Legal Rights & Responsibilities for Teachers
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 502, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2008 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2008 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2008 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2008 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Spring 2008 - Understanding Legal Rights and Responsibilities
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: On-line course
     
  • Summer 2008 - Dissertation Research Seminar
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 940, Section: 005, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Summer 2008 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2007 - Independent Reading
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 999, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     
  • Fall 2007 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2007 - Legal Aspects of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 840, Section: 002, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Offered via distance education
     
  • Fall 2007 - Legal Aspects of Special Education and Pupil Services
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 842, Section: 001, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Graduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2007 - Research or Thesis
    Course Prefix: 305, Course Number: 990, Section: 042, Course Level: Graduate
     

Research Interests

Dr. Mead's research centers on legal issues related to special education and legal issues raised by various forms of school choice.

Publications

  • Mead, J.F., & Green, P.C. (2012). Model Policy Language for Charter School Equity. National Educational Policy Center.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Mead, J.F., & Green, P.C. (in press). Special Education and School Choice: A Special Leadership Challenge. Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education.
  • Mead, J.F., & Green, P.C. (2012). Chartering Equity: Using Charter School Legislation and Policy to Advance Equal Educational Opportunity [Monograph].
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Underwood, J.K., & Mead, J.F. (in press). A smart ALEC threatens public education. Phi Delta Kappan. 93(6), 51-55.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Green, P.C., Mead, J.F., & Oluwole, J. (2011). Parents Involved, School Assignment Plans, and the Equal Protection Clause: The Case for Special Constitutional Rules. Brooklyn Law Review. 76(2), 503-567.
  • Mead, J.F. (2009). The Role of Law in Educational Policy Formation, Implementation and Research. In Sykes, Gary, Plank, David, & Schneider, Barbara (Eds.), Handbook on Educational Policy Research, (pp. 286-295). Washington, D.C: Routledge Publishers for the American Educational Research Association.
  • Mead, J.F., & Paige, M.A. (2008). Board of Education of Hendrick Hudson v. Rowley: An Examination of its Precedential Impact. Journal of Law and Education. 37(3), 329-345.
  • Mead, J.F. (2008). Charter Schools Designed for Children with Disabilities: An Initial Examination of Issues and Questions Raised. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Mead, J.F. (2008). How Legislation and Litigation Shape School Choice. East Lansing, MI: Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Mead, J.F., & Paige, M. (2008). Parents as Advocates: Examining the Evolution and History of Parents' Rights to Advocate for Children with Disabilities under the IDEA. Notre Dame Journal on Legislation. 34(2), 123-167.
  • Mead, J.F. (2008). Teacher Litigation and Its Implications for Teachers' Legal Literacy. Action in Teacher Education. 30(2), 79-87.
  • Lane, K., Mead, J.F., Gooden, M., & Eckes, S. The Principal’s Legal Handbook, 4th Edition. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dayton, OH: Education Law Association.
  • Mead, J.F. “Teacher Litigation and Its Implications for Teachers’ Legal Literacy”. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 30(2), 79-87.
  • Green, P.C., & Mead, J.F. Charter Schools and the Law: Establishing New Legal Relationships. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Norwood, MA.: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
  • Underwood, J.K., & Mead, J.F. (2001). Lemon Distilled with Four Votes for Vouchers: An Examination of Mitchell v. Helms and its Implications. Education Law Reporter. 149(3).
  • Underwood, J.K., & Mead, J.F. (1995). Legal aspects of special education and pupil services. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Presentations

  • Mead, J.F. (2012, April 17). “Private in Name Only": Revisiting the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.
  • Mead, J.F., Presenter Only, & Eckes, S., Presenter Only (2011, December 13). Teaching School Law: Tips and Hints, ELA Webinar, Education Law Association.
  • Mead, J.F., & Green, P.C., Presenter & Author (2011, November 12). Parents Involved, School Assignment Plans, and the Equal Protection Clause: The Case for Special Constitutional Rules, Annual Meeting, Education Law Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Underwood, J.K., & Mead, J.F. (2011, October 19). Privatization of Public Schools, PDK Webinar, Phi Delta Kappa, Online.
  • Mead, J.F., Presenter & Author, Lewis, M.M., Author Only, & Brown, S., Presenter & Author (2010, November 14). Local Education Agency Responses to Significant Disproportionality, Annual Meeting, Education Law Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Mead, J.F., Presenter & Author (2010, October 31). From Legal Reasoning to Ethical Decision Making, Annual Meeting, University Council for Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bon, S., Presenter Only, Eckes, S., Presenter Only, Mead, J.F., Presenter Only, & Miksch, K.L., Presenter Only (2010, May 4). Assisting New Graduates to Engage in Legal Scholarship, Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Green, P.C., Presenter & Author, Mead, J.F., Presenter & Author, & Oluwole, J., Author Only (2010, May 4). Parents Involved, School Assignment Plans, and the Equal Protection Clause: The Case for Special Constitutional Rules., Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Mead, J.F., Presenter & Author, Lewis, M.M., Author Only, & Brown, S., Presenter & Author (2009, October 24). Significant Disproportionality and Coordinated Early Intervening Services: An Examination of State and District Responses to IDEA’s Directive., Annual Meeting of the, Education Law Association, Louisville, KY.
  • Mead, J.F. (2009, April 17). “Who by Reason Thereof, Needs Special Education”: Exploring the Relationship between Regular Class Performance and IDEA Eligibility., Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Awards and Honors

  • 2010-2011 Mentoring Award
    Organization: ELPA Graduate Students
    Purpose: Teaching
    Scope: Department
    Date(s): 2011
  • Vilas Young investigator award
    Organization: University of Wisconsin- Madison
    Scope: UW Madison
    Date(s): 1999 - 2003
  • Jack A. Culberston Award in Educational Administratoin
    Organization: University Council for Educational Administration
    Description: For outstanding contribution of a junior faculty member in the field of educational administration
    Date(s): November 2002
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award
    Organization: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education
    Date(s): 1994

Memberships

  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: 1995
  • Education Law Association (ELA)
    Scope of Organization: National, Member Since: 1994
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