» Dr. Trisha S. Nishimura
Adjunct Faculty

College of Educational Studies
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Education
Chapman University, Master of Arts in Special Education
Chapman University, Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Biography

Dr. Trisha Nishimura is the Coordinator of Special Education Programs and Assistant Professor in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University.Dr. Nishimura has served as a Mild/Moderate Education Specialist, and Special Education Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA). Her role as a TOSA included: developing programs and curriculum to support the special education department, handling parent concerns regarding special education policies and procedures, professional development in the areas of co-teaching, universal design for learning, and strategies to support culturally diverse students. Dr. Nishimura’s research interests include:inclusive schooling, minorities and special education, family/school partnerships, and transition planning.