Andrea Zetlin grew up in New York City and worked as a special education teacher for the New York City Board of Education. She received her Ed.D. in Research Methods in Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and spent two years as a postdoctoral scholar with the Sociobehavioral Research Group on Mental Retardation at the University of California, Los Angeles. For the past 22 years, she has been a Professor of Education in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at the California State University Los Angeles where her work focuses on developing strategies to support beginning special education teachers, designing and implementing effective models for school-university-community partnerships to improve outcomes for high-risk students, and identifying and supporting the educational needs of children and youth in foster care. She has authored over 100 book chapters, referred journal articles, and other professional publications and presents regularly at national, state, and local conferences for varied audiences.
California State University, Division of Special Education and Counseling, Los Angeles, CA, USA