California State University, Division of Special Education and Counseling, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Lois Weinberg was raised in Los Angeles and, after receiving her teaching credential, helped start and taught at the University Middle School, an innovative school that enrolled students with learning and behavior problems. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education and was a Post Doctoral Scholar in Special Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. She worked for 17 years at Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc., a private, nonprofit law office, where she provided advocacy for low-income children with disabilities in special education proceedings and engaged in policy and systems analyses of educational issues affecting children in the foster care system. For the past 10 years, she has been a Professor of Education in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University Los Angeles where she engages in research and other activities aimed at improving educational outcomes for children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. She has published over 40 books, monographs, referred articles, and other professional papers and regularly makes presentations at national, state, and local conferences.