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San Diego State University


Regina R. Brandon, Ph.D.

Regina R. Brandon, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Special Education at San Diego State University and coordinator of the Level 1 Mild/Moderate disabilities program. Her research agenda includes the role of parental involvement on the academic success of culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities and the successful inclusion of students with disabilities into the general education classroom. She currently teaches the following courses; Special Education in a Pluralistic Society and Applications of Technology for Individuals with Disabilities.


Ph.D. Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
M.A. Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.S. Biology/Chemistry, Virginia Union University, Richmond Virginia

Selected Publications

  • Ochoa, A, Brandon, R.R., Cadiero-Kaplan,K., (in press). Bridging Bilingual and Special Education: Opportunities for Transformative in Teacher Preparation. Association of Mexican American Educators. 
  • Jones, V.L., Higgins, K. Brandon, R.R, Cote, D., & Dobbins, N. (2013). A focus on resiliency: Young children with disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children.
  • Jones, V. L., Cote, D. & Brandon, R.R., (2012). Kliptown Youth Project: Fulfilling the Promise of an Equitable Education. Intervention in School and Clinic. 48(2), 115-120.
  • Graves, A. W., Brandon R.R., Duesbery, L., McIntosh, A.S., & Plye, N.B. (2011). The effects of tier II literacy instruction in sixth grade: Toward the development of a response to intervention model in middle school. Learning Disability Quarterly. 32(1), 73-86.
  • Brandon, R. R., Higgins K., Pierce T., Tandy, R., Sileo, N. (2010) An exploration of the alienation of African American parents from their child’s educational environment. Remedial and Special Education 31(3), 208-222.
  • Graves, A. W., Duesbery, L., Brandon R.R., McIntosh, A.S. (2010). Two studies of tier II literacy development: Throwing sixth graders a lifeline. Elementary School Journal 111(4), 641-661.
  • Brandon, R.R., Brown, M.R. (2009). African American families in the Special Education Process. Intervention in School and Clinic 45(2), 85-90.
  • Brown, M.R., Brandon, R.R., (2009). Working with culturally and linguistically diverse families. Intervention in School and Clinic 45(2), 83-85.
  • Brandon, R.R., (2007). The Isolation of African American parents from their child’s educational environment. Intervention in School and Clinic 43(2), 116-125.


Regina Brandon, Assistant Professor, Special Education

Regina R. Brandon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Special Education
College of Education, SDSU
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1170
Office Location: North Education 90
Office phone: (619) 594-8408