Data & Research

About Us


The Arkansas IDEA Data & Research Office is a partnership of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Special Education.

IDEA Data and Research is housed in the College Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education’s (CHASSE) Center for Applied Studies in Education (CASE). This program has been established to meet the growing data and reporting requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) and to undertake IDEA related research.

The Arkansas IDEA Data and Research Office strives to provide quality data management, analysis, technical assistance, and research for the enhancement of the Office of Special Education’s general supervision of local education agencies' special education programs by ensuring accurate, valid, and timely data to meet all state and federal reporting.

We strive to promote IDEA research among faculty and students of UALR for a greater understanding of policy, procedures, and practices across the state.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jody Fields
Director of IDEA Data & Research Office
CASE IDEA Data & Research Office
2801 S University Ave
Stabler Hall. Suite 406
Little Rock AR 72204
Ph: 501-916-3219
Fax: 501-916-3238
Email: JAFields

Duaa Abu Halimeh
Administrative Specialist III
Phone: 501-916-3219
Email: Duaa.Halimeh

Albert Kyei-Mensah
Research Analyst
Phone: 501-916-3219
Email: Albert Kyei-Mensah

Khala Quarles
Training Coordinator
Phone: 501-916-3219
Email: KPQuarles

YaSheika Hart
Computer Systems Manager
Phone: 501-371-8047
Email: Sheika.Hart

Sowjanya Inampudi
Sr .NET Developer
Phone: 501-682-4221
Email: Sowjanya.Inampudi

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