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Jose Luis Alvarado, Ph.D., President


luis-alvarado-smallJose Luis Alvarado, Ph.D.
TIEE Board President
Founding Dean
School of Education
California State University Monterey Bay

Member of the Board of Directors since 2008 and TIEE Board President as of January, 2014, Dr. Alvarado is Founding Dean of the School of Education at California State University Monterey Bay. Previously, Dr. Alvarado was Associate Dean in the School of Education at San Diego State University.  He received his baccalaureate and Master’s degree from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Alvarado also holds California Learning Handicapped Specialist, a Multiple Subjects Bilingual teaching credential and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.  He has published widely in special education and is Principal Investigator on major personnel preparation grants funded by the U.S. Office of Education which focus on basic special education certification with an emphasis on effective instructional practices and advanced certification training regarding principles of Response to Intervention (RTI). Both projects have been designed to assist public education efforts in the rural and culturally diverse Imperial Valley of California.

Dr. Alvarado is also active in community and professional organizations. He currently serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Division of Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children, where he is Chair of the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Committee.

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