Education — Special Education & Counseling (323) 343-4400

Martin G. Brodwin
Emeritus Professor of Education; Ph.D., Michigan State University
Contact: (323) 343-4440
E-mail: mbrodwi@calstatela.edu

  • Rehabilitation services for the disabled
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Workers compensation cases
  • Los Angeles Multicultural Task Force

Randy V. Campbell
Professor of Education; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Contact: (323) 343-4257
E-mail: rcampbe@calstatela.edu

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Rehabilitation counseling and services
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Child and parent behavior
  • Experimental design and program evaluation
  • Developmental disabilities

Robin Dodds
Assistant Professor of Education; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Contact: (323) 343-4400
E-mail: rdodds@calstatela.edu

  • Support for parents of children with disabilities
  • Early childhood special education
  • Autism
  • Visual supports

Mary A. Falvey
Emerita Professor of Education; Dean, Charter College of Education; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Contact: (323) 343-4320
E-mail: mfalvey@calstatela.edu

  • Inclusive education for students with disabilities,
  • Moderate to severe disabilities (autism, Down syndrome and mental retardation)

Diane Fazzi
Professor of Education; Ph.D., Cal State L.A./UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4411
E-mail: dfazzi@calstatela.edu

  • Field of visual impairment and blindness
  • Orientation and mobility.
  • Orientation and mobility for young children and youth with multiple disabilities

Diane Haager
Professor of Education; Ph.D., University of Miami
Contact: (323) 343-6158
E-mail: dhaager@calstatela.edu

  • Education and social adjustment of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavior disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Mild mental retardation
  • Social competence of students with learning disabilities
  • Inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom

Christina H. Kimm
Professor of Education, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Contact: (323) 343-4416
E-mail: ckimm@calstatela.edu

  • Research in special education
  • Rehabilitation for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities
  • Transition services from school to career for young adults with disabilities in diverse cultural and social environments
  • Developing community-based services, rehabilitation programs, and applied policy research

Fluent in: Korean.


Pauline Mercado
Associate Professor of Education; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Contact: (323) 343-4445
E-mail: pmercad@calstatela.edu

  • Rehabilitation training

David B. Peterson
Associate Professor of Education; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact: (323) 343-6161
E-mail: dpeters3@calstatela.edu

  • Rehabilitation psychology-oriented services
  • Emotional and physical consequences of disability
  • Coping with and confronting environmental and attitudinal barriers, stress, and related social adjustment
  • Assessment of neuropsychological functioning
  • Functional and environmental assessment
  • Analysis of transferrable work skills
  • Assessment of values and interests for vocational planning

Fluent in: Spanish, American Sign Language.


Marcel Soriano
Emeritus Professor of Education; Ph.D., U.S. International University
Contact: (323) 343-4255
E-mail: msorian@calstatela.edu

  • Cultural proficiency
  • School and street violence
  • Parental involvement
  • Violence prevention
  • Self-esteem
  • State litigation on Proposition 187

Fluent in: Spanish.


Jennifer B. Symon
Assistant Professor of Education; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
Contact: (323) 343-4429
E-mail: jsymon@calstatela.edu

  • Parent education
  • Family support
  • Intervention for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Positive behavior support
  • Service delivery models

Leigh Ann Tipton-Fisler
Assistant Professor of Education; Ph.D., UC Riverside
Contact: (323) 343-4280
E-mail: ltipton@calstatela.edu

  • Autism
  • Transition to adulthood
  • School psychology

Andrea G. Zetlin
Emerita Professor of Education; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Contact: (323) 343-4410
E-mail: azetlin@calstatela.edu

  • Education of high-risk student populations
  • Special education teacher preparation
  • Strategies that address barriers to student learning
  • School/university partnerships
  • Needs of high-risk urban students
  • Students with special needs
  • Students in foster care