Portrait of Suheyla Sarisahin

Suheyla Sarisahin (su-hey-luh)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education
CEB 143
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Sarisahin received her Ph.D. in special education in 2022 from UNLV and joined the department of early childhood, multilingual, and special education as a visiting assistant professor of special education. Sarisahin earned her B.A. in 2007 and M.Ed. in 2016 in English language teaching and learning. Sarisahin had 11 years of teaching experience at secondary-level schools. She has taught undergraduate and graduate-level special education and TESL courses at UNLV since 2018. Sarisahin’s research focuses on supporting the academic language development of students with disabilities and emergent bilinguals. Specifically, Sarisahin’s research centers on the role of video-self reflection in teacher preparation programs in the context of classroom discourse. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, Council on Learning Disabilities, Nevada TESOL, and Association of Teacher Educators. In addition, Sarisahin has published in different journals, such as the Journal of Response to Writing, Intervention in School and Clinic, and Behavioral Interventions.