Jim Granada is an Associate Teaching Professor and the Director of the Transition to Teaching (T2T) program. He is also the director of the Wichita State AP Summer Institute and WSU College Readiness Partnership Initiative.


Academic Interests and Expertise


  •   B.S.E. Elementary Education
  •   M.Ed. Educational Psychology
  •   Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction


Areas of Teaching Interest


  •  CI 402J ISAM: Elementary Social Studies
  •  CI 411J Pre-Student Teaching Studies: Elementary Social Science
  •  CI 431B Seminar in Elementary Education




  •  Granada, J. (1989). Put creativity into your art programs. Excellence in Teaching.
  • Granada, J. (1990). A changing society: Multicultural education. Excellence in Teaching.
  • Granada, J., & Lapan, S. D. (1995). Teaming and collaborating for change: A case study.
  • In K.T. Hanson (E.d.), Curriculum planning: Integrating multiculturalism, constructivism, and education reform. (2nd ed.) Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill
  • Granada, A. J. (1997). Getting gifted: A comparative case study evaluation. Doctoral dissertation, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
  • Granada, A. J. (2002). Addressing the curriculum, instruction, and assessment needs of the gifted bilingual/bicultural student. In Castellano, J., and Diaz, E. (Eds.), Reaching new horizons: Gifted and talented education for culturally and   linguistically diverse students. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Granada, J. & Meador, K. (2002). Thinking outside the box: The power of creativity in content. Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal.
  • Granada, A. J. (2003). Casting a wider net: Linking bilingual and gifted education. In Castellano, J. (Ed.), Who are the underrepresented in gifted education: Working with diverse gifted learners. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Granada, J. (2005). Gifted kids, social issues, and the works of Dr. Seuss. Understanding Our Gifted, 17(2), 11-13.
Professional Experience


  •  Director, Department of Advanced Academic Services
  •  Adjunct Faculty
  •  Educational Specialist, Gifted Education
  •  Assistant Professor
  •  Elementary Teacher


  •  National Science Teachers Association
  •  National Association for Gifted Children
  •  National Association for Bilingual Education
Awards and Honors


  •  Classroom Teacher (4-8)
  •  Gifted and Talented Supplement
  •  Principal (EC-12)