COE: Jennifer Bumble
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Jennifer Bumble, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Missouri St. Louis. She received her doctorate in special education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Her research and teaching focus on the transition from adolescence to adulthood, building social capital during the transition process, and empowering communities to become more aware of and responsive to the pressing needs of transition-age youth with disabilities.

Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Bumble worked as a special educator in Texas and an EL educator in South Korea. She also worked as an educational consultant with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Tennessee Works; developing trainings, tools, and resources for transition educators across Tennessee. She was the recipient of the Student Award for outstanding contributions in service, leadership, and scholarship from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; the Patricia L. Sitlington Emerging Researcher of the Year Award from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition; and the Alice H. Hayden Emerging Researcher Award from TASH. At UMSL, Dr. Bumble teaches Inclusive Classrooms and Transition Issues and Planning.

Recent CV

Recent Publications:

Bumble J. L., & Carter E. W. (in press). The World Café as a methodology to examine disability: Review and recommendations. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Carter, E.W., Schutz, M., Gajjar, S., Maves, E., Bumble, J., & McMillan, E. (in press). Strengthening transition education in rural communities: Examining community conversations. Journal of Special Education.

Sanderson, K., Bumble, J. L., & Kuntz, E. (in press). Informal supports: Promoting independence and inclusion for adults with IDD. International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Bumble J. L., & Carter E. W. (in press). Application of the World Café to disability issues: A systematic review. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

Valentini, B., Carter, E. W., & Bumble, J. L. (2019). Employer views on school-business partnerships involving students with severe disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 50, 365-377.

Bumble, J. L., Carter, E. W., Bethune, L. K., Day, T. L., & McMillan, E. D. (2019). Community conversations on inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 42, 29-42. doi:10.1177/2165143418781303

Carter, E. W., & Bumble, J. L. (2018). The promise and possibilities of community conversations: Expanding opportunities for people with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 28, 195-202. doi:10.1177/1044207317739408

Bumble, J. L., Carter E. W., McMillan, E., Manikas, A., & Bethune, L. (2018). Community conversations on integrated employment: Examining individualization, influential factors, and impact. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 28, 229-243. doi:10.1177/1044207317739401

Manikas, A., Carter, E. W., Bumble, J. L., & McMillan, E. (2018). Inclusive community service among college students with and without intellectual disability: A pilot study. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31, 225-238.