Wendy W. Fuchs, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Fuchs is the Principal Investigator and Co-Coordinator of the Illinois IHE Partnership. In addition to her work with the IHE Partnership, she teaches the beginning and advanced reading methods courses for pre-service special educators.
Dr. Fuchs was previously a Regional Coordinator with Illinois ASPIRE under Illinois' previous SPDG and continues to provide professional development and educational consulting in the areas of RtI/MTSS, school improvement, and increasing student engagement for school districts in Southern Illinois. She is a member of the Statewide PBIS leadership team, and serves as a board member for the Illinois chapter of the Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Fuchs' research interests include teacher perceptions of students with disabilities, data-based decision making, and improving teacher effectiveness through explicit instructional practices.