Special Education PhD Programs California

The Faculty

Special Education PhD

Jan Blacher

Professor   |   Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1979
Research Areas: Families and mental retardation, out-of-home placement, autism, children’s emotional regulation, predictors of psychiatric disorder
Email: Jan Blacher

Rollanda O’Connor

Professor   |   Ph.D., University of Washington, 1992
Research Areas: Early identification of reading difficulties, intervention for students with learning disabilities, instructional models for student with disabilities
Email: Rollanda O’Connor

Michael Solis

Assistant Professor   |   Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Areas: Response to Intervention, reading interventions K-12, vocabulary and reading comprehension interventions for students with LD, dyslexia, and learning difficulties, reading interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, co-teaching and inclusion
Email: Michael Solis

Katherine Stavropoulos

Assistant Professor   |   Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Research Areas: Neural correlates of the reward system with Autism Spectrum Disorders, social cognitive neuroscience, and heterogeneity observed in individuals with ASD
Email: Katherine Stavropoulos

Lee Swanson

Distinguished Professor and Peloy Chair   |   Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1976
Research Areas: Intelligence and memory, tests and measurement; learning disabilities; dynamic assessment, cognitive intervention strategies
Email: Lee Swanson