Frances W. Siu, Ph.D., C.R.C.

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Charter College of Education
Department of Special Education & Counseling
Office Location: KH C-2057
Phone: (323) 343-4428 Email: [email protected]

INTRODUCTION

It was once a career goal and now a reality to serve as a teaching faculty member of my alma mater, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). My academic career began when I entered East Los Angeles College and received my A.A. degree in Liberal Arts. I continued my education by receiving my B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from CSULA and, finally, a Ph.D. in Special Education and Counseling, option in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, from the University of Texas at Austin. My quest for higher learning would not have been possible without the support and opportunities provided by the Ronald McNair Scholarship, Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Doctoral Training Fellowship, and the University of Texas at Austin Continuing Fellowship. Currently, I serve as a member of the Cal State LA Rehabilitation Services Program Community Advisory Board. I have served as the Chairperson of the Cal State LA Annual Career Fair for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities since 2015. In addition, I am the advisor for the Rehabilitation Counseling Association, a student organization. Furthermore, I am a life member of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi and the Honor Society of Pi Lambda Theta. I have been involved in rehabilitation education recruitment efforts, emphasizing community college student transitions to Cal State LA since 2004. I believe rehabilitation education is the training ground for some of the most rewarding positions in the helping professions. I also believe that education plays a significant role in minimizing violence and abuse against people with disabilities. Together, we can make a difference!

TEACHING INTERESTS

Besides teaching rehabilitation education courses, I teach diversity, counseling theories, and family violence courses.

RESEARCH

My research interests have been in the areas of violence against people with disabilities, transitional services, and medical and psychosocial aspects of disabilities. 

PUBLICATIONS

Title Date
Brodwin, M. G., Siu, F. W., Howard, J., Brodwin, E. R., & Du, A. T. (Eds.). (2020). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (5th ed.). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2020
Barreto, A. D., & Siu, F. W. (2020). Stroke. In M. G. Brodwin, F. W. Siu, J. Howard, E. R. Brodwin, & A. T. Du (Eds.). (2020). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (5th ed., pp. 165-176). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2020
Siu, F. W., & Brodwin, E. R. (2020). Human Body Systems. In M. G. Brodwin, F. W. Siu, J. Howard, E. R. Brodwin, & A. T. Du (Eds.). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (5th ed., pp. 17-36). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2020
Kuo, H. J., Siu, F. W., & Franco, J. H. (2020). Autism Spectrum Disorder. In M. G. Brodwin, F. W. Siu, J. Howard, E. R. Brodwin, & A. T. Du (Eds.). Medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability (5th ed., pp. 325-334). Athens, GA: Elliott and Fitzpatrick.
2020
Siu, F. W., & Brodwin, M. G.  (2019). Abuse and neglect of people with disabilities.  In J. D. Andrews, & C. W. Faubion (Eds.), Rehabilitation services: An introduction for the human services professional (4th ed., pp. 184-199).  Linn Creek, MO: Aspen.
2019
Hernandez, E. J., Brodwin, M. G., Siu, F. W., & Rosales, A. (2018). Effects of bullying students with disabilities. Communiqué, Fall, 5.
2018
Hernandez, E. J., Brodwin, M. G., & Siu, F. W. (2017). Bullying, students with disabilities, and recommendations for prevention. The Rehabilitation Professional, 25(1), 51-58.
2017
Brodwin, M.G., Siu, F. W., Hernandez, E. J., & Pebdani, R. N. (2016). Death and dying: Basic concepts, disability, and five cultural views. The Rehabilitation Professional, 24(2), 43-55.
2016

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Title Date

Siu, F. W., Martinez, E., & Kier, C. (2019, April). Anxiety, Depression, and Cannabidiol (CBD): Impact of the Current Social and Political Climate. Paper presentation at the Cal State LA Charter College of Education 3rd Annual Mental & Behavioral Health Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

2019, April

Siu, F. W. (2018, June).  Employment of B.S. in Rehabilitation Services Graduates in State Agencies. Invited guest speaker for California Department of Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation Education Core Partners Conference, Sacramento, CA.

2018, June

Siu, F. W. (2018, January). CCOE Special Project Round 3 RHBS Graduation Rate and Pathways to RHBS Outreach Development. Invited guest speaker for CCOE - SAW Lightning Presentation.

2018, January

Siu, F. W., & Richard, C. (2016, October).  CaPROMISE and SSI recipients.  Paper presented at the 42nd Annual California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability Convention, Monterey, CA.

2016, October

GRANTS

Title
  • Externally funded grant: Principle Investigator for California Career Innovations: Work-Based Learning Initiative in the amount of $928,125.00 over a period of 3 years (October 2018 – September 2021).
  • Internally funded grant: Co-Principle Coordinator for a Charter College of Education Special Projects Round 5, City of South Pasadena Young Transition Navigator Program II, grant for $6,120.00 (Fall 2018).
  • Internally funded grant: Co-Principle Coordinator for a Charter College of Education Special Projects Round 4, City of South Pasadena Young Transition Navigator Program, grant for $7,240.00 (Spring 2018).

  • Internally funded grant: Co-Principle Coordinator for a Charter College of Education Special Projects Round 3, RHBS Graduation Rate and Pathway Outreach Development, grant in the amount of $6,950.00 (Fall 2017 – Spring 2017).

  • Externally funded grant: Principle Investigator and Project Director of the California Career Innovations: Work-Based Learning Initiative Grant in the amount of $513,086.00 over a period of 2 years (October 2016 – September 2018).

  • Externally funded grant: Principle Investigator and Project Director of the CaPROMISE grant totaling $1.06 million over a period of 4 years (July 1, 2014 – September 30, 2018). CaPROMISE stands for California Promoting the Readiness of Minors on Supplemental Security Income.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Special Education and Counseling, option in Rehabilitation Counselor Education 2008

  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX

M.S. Counseling option in Rehabilitation Counseling 2005

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Psychology 2003

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

A.A. Liberal Arts 2002

  • East Los Angeles College
    Monterey Park, CA