Jason Naranjo, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor & Special Education Program Coordinator
- Ph.D., Special Education and Clinical Sciences, University of Oregon
- M.S., Special Education, University of Oregon
- M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Oregon
- B.S., Political Science, University of Oregon
Dr. Naranjo is an interdisciplinary scholar who partners with disabled people and public schools to generate scholarly investigations and constructive applied contributions that broadly address the a) social contexts of school-to-community transition, and b) teacher education for inclusive schooling. Through the study of disability as a social and political issue, Dr. Naranjo’s scholarly contributions squarely address issues of diversity and equal opportunity. He further enacts his scholarship and values through community-engaged program development and the professional preparation of teachers for inclusive practice. Dr. Naranjo’s teaching is organized into two areas and that correspond to his primary areas of scholarship, a) social contexts of school-to-community transition, and b) teacher education and inclusive schooling. The courses that he teaches place central emphasis on the inclusion of disabled students and those labeled with disability in the full life of K-12 public schools.
- B EDUC 391 Special Topics – Disability & Society: A Focus on Community & the Outdoors in partnership with Outdoors for All
- B EDUC 403 Introduction to Special Education
- B EDUC 482 Assessment in Special & Inclusive Education
- B EDUC 483 Planning for Student Success in an Inclusive Classroom
- B EDUC 484 Special Education & Transition
- Assistant Professor, San Diego State University College of Education
- Graduate Research and Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon College of Education
- General and Special Education Classroom Teacher, South Lane School District, Cottage Grove, OR
Honors & Awards
- 2012 Student Mentor Program, Mentoring and Research Award, San Diego State University
- 2011 Faculty Student Mentor Program, Mentoring and Research Award, San Diego State University
- 2008 Helena DeGnath Wessela Memorial Scholarship, University of Oregon
- 2007 Helena DeGnath Wessela Memorial Scholarship, University of Oregon
- Naranjo, J., Duesbery, L. (2012, February) Perceived Barriers to Educational and Career Development and Levels of Coping Efficacy among Vulnerable Urban Youth with Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disturbance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA.
- Alverson, C. Y., Naranjo, J. M., & Yamamoto, S. H. (2010). Methods for collecting post-school outcomes data on young adults with disabilities: A literature synthesis. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 33(3), 155-164
- Murray, C., & Naranjo, J. M. (2008). Poor, black, LD, and graduating: A qualitative investigation of factors and processes associated with school completion among high-risk urban youth. Remedial and Special Education, 29(3), 145-160