Lurie College is excited to welcome its newest faculty member in the Department of Special Education, Dr. Rebecca Cruz, to join our community beginning in the Fall 2020 semester!
Rebecca A. Cruz is excited to join the SJSU Department of Special Education! Rebecca earned her PhD in special education from a joint doctoral program between University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and San Francisco State University (SFSU). Her research interests include teacher education and development, critical disability theory, cultural and linguistic diversity, and policy impact on schools. Rebecca studies issues of equity, inclusion, and attitudes toward individuals with disabilities. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Rebecca earned a master’s degree in special education from SFSU and worked in middle and high school settings to develop co-teaching and inclusion models.