Thilagha Jagaiah

Thilagha Jagaiah headshot

Assistant Professor of Special Education; Recruitment and Retention Coordinator


College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
860.768.5570 Hillyer Hall 214

PhD, University of Connecticut

MA, University of Connecticut

BA, National University of Malaysia

Teaching Focus: Jagaiah’s teaching focus is on introductory courses in special education, assessing students with special needs, and teacher preparation programs.

Professional Interests: Jagaiah’s research focuses on writing instruction and assessment to better meet students’ needs. Specifically, she focuses on mastery of foundational skills that will support students when they engage in more advanced skills in writing. She also provides consultation to the Special Education Finance Project on Funding Strategy for Special Education in Connecticut.

Note: This faculty member will be on sabbatical for Spring 2025. During a sabbatical, faculty may not be available to support students or conduct other University business.