caron mellblom

Caron I. Mellblom-Nishioka

Professor of Teacher Education, Professor, Teacher Education, Special Education

Academic Degrees

Ed.D.              University of Northern Colorado      1992       Special Education, L.D.

M.S.                University of Wyoming                      1981       Speech Pathology

B.A.                California State Univ., Fullerton       1979       Speech Comm./Disorders

Credentials

Speech Pathologist      Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

Speech-Language        Clear credential

Pathologist                    California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Professional Experience

1995 - Present              California State University, Dominguez Hills

2011- Present              APTUS Therapy Group

1990 – 1995                Adjunct Faculty Special Education University of Northern Colorado

1982 - 1995                  Laramie County Community College

1981-1982                    STRIDE Learning Center, Speech Pathologist

1981 &1982                 Laramie County School District #1 Summer School

Teaching and Administrative Load

Co-Chair                       Teacher Education for Special Education Programs 2009-2010                                              

Director                          Center for Learning and Academic Support                 

                                        Service, (C.L.A.S.S.) 1995-2009

Faculty                          Teacher Education/Special Education 1995-present

WASC                            Co-Chair 2002-2008                     

Courses taught

SPE460                          Introduction to Special Education

SPE480                          Educating Exceptional Children and Youth

SPE 507                         Trends and Issues in Special Education Research                                       

SPE 541                         Pre Induction Special Education

SPE 546                         Post Induction Special Education

SPE 556                         Early fieldwork                                                                   

SPE 560                         Language Development, Disorders and Alternative Communication

SPE 563                        Transition Planning and Counseling in Special Education

SPE 570                        Pre Induction Seminar in Special Education

SPE 571                         Post Induction Seminar in Special Education

SPE 582                        Trends and Issues in Special Education

SPE 590                        Introduction to the Fundamentals of Autism

SPE 595                        Case Studies in Autism spectrum Disorders

Professional and Academic Association Memberships and Awards

Received:      Alumna of the Year University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, 2013

Member:       Council for Exceptional Children, CEC Divisions for: Learning Disabilities;                                             Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation; Teacher Education; Career                                                                Development and Transition;

Member:       American Speech Language ad Hearing Association

Member         Council on Learning Disabilities

Member:       California Association of Professors of Special Education

Member         College Reading and Learning Association, CRLA

Member:       Editorial Board, CRDEUL Center for Research in Developmental Education and Urban Literacy

Member:       Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Received:      Award for Faculty Service 2006

Professional Assignments and Activities (non-teaching)

Co-Chair:      WASC Self Study 2002-2008

Member:       Board of Internal Reviewers, California State Department of Education

                        CCTC Reviewer, San Jose State March 2011,CSUSB May 2009,

                        CSULB 2007, San Jose State 2005,

Member:       WASC panel of visiting team member

Asst. Chair: WASC panel of visiting team Patton University October 2010

Asst. Chair:   Otis College of Art and Design CPR visit March 2007

Chair:             Program Review Panel 2005-2007

Member:       University Curriculum Committee

Member:      University Retention Tenure and Promotion Committee           

Member:       Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Task Force

Member:       Liberal Studies Committee

Member:       Honors Advisory Council

Member:       GWE Readers group

Member:       Title V Steering Committee, ECLP

Member:       Title V Steering Committee, Gateways

Member:       University Retention and Promotion Committee

Member:       University Planning Council

Member:       Academic Affairs Council Plus

Member:       Disabled Students Advisory Council

Member:       Education Policy Committee: Academic Senate 2005-2006

Member:       Student Retention Policy Council

Reviewer:      Fresno State Learning Centers, external reviewer 200

Publications

        Mellblom-Nishioka, C, Brockman, G & Brockman, C.  (2012) The Impact of Technology on Communication Access for Persons With Disabilities:  A Review.  In Emerging Technologies in Learning: Impact on Cognition and Culture, Edited by Madhumita Bhattacharya,,Nada Mach, AACE (2011)

Dote-Kwan, J., Mellblom, C. & Lal, S. (2007) “Educational Effectiveness Report,” Prepared for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Dote-Kwan, J., Mellblom, C. & Lal, S. (2006) “Capacity and Preparatory Report,” Prepared for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Lindsay, C., Mellblom, C. & Parham, S. (2004) “Institutional Proposal,” Prepared for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Mellblom, C and Alvarado, R, (2007) “Improving the Reading Skills of Upper Division University Students: A Follow up Study”, Research and Teaching in Developmental Education

Mellblom, C, Book Review, “Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide”, Harpur,J., Lawlor, M., Fitzgerald,M., Jessica Kingsley: London in Education Book Reviews 9/15/2004

Mellblom,C. & Morales, A. “ Measured Reading Levels of Upper Division Students at CSUDH. Results of a Two Year study”, Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, spring 2002.

C.Mellblom, Book Review, Learning Style Perspectives: impact in the classroom

Lynne Celli Sarasin, in Exchanges: The On-line Journal of Teaching and Learning in the CSU, Fall 2001

Mellblom,C. & Seaberry, J. “Engaging University Students in Community Service for Improved Educational Outcomes” National Society of Experiential Education, Summer 2001.

Mellblom, C & Hart, Garry “The Faculty Members Role in Advising Students with Disabilities”

in Advising Student with Disabilities NACADA Monograph, n5 1997

Pearman, E., Huang, A. & Mellblom, C. “The Inclusion of all Students: Concerns and Incentives of all Educators”, Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, March 1997

Mellblom, C. “Facilitating Reading Improvement through Encouraging Reading Enjoyment”, in Using Media in the College Classroom, Newsweek Educational Publication, 1993

Huang, A., Pearman, E. And Mellblom, C., “Educating all Children in Schools: Attitudes and Beliefs about Inclusion” Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, June, 1992

Mellblom, C. Differing Perceptions among Special Educators regarding the needs of Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities, Dissertation Abstracts, 1992

Additional Book Reviews at Publishers Request

C. Carter, J. Bishop, S.L. Kravits, (2006), Keys to Success: Building Successful Intelligence for College, Career and Life, Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Gardener,J. (2005), Your College Experience: Strategies for Success McGraw Hill, NewYork

Editorial Board, Higbee,J., Lundell, D., Arendale, D. (2005). The General College Vision, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Blind Review, 2003, Transition Methods for Youth with Disabilities, Merril, Prentice Hall, Columbus

Blind Review, Pathways to Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities, Greene, G., Kochhar-Bryant, B. (2003). Merril, Prentice Hall, Columbus

Papers Presented  (Partial Listing

Old Dog New Tricks, CSU annual conference on Teaching, March, 2014, San Marcos

BTW txtn cud benefit indivds w/LD (By the way Texting could benefit individuals with Learning Disabilities, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Jan. 2010, Honolulu

Crossing Boarders and Ensuring Diversity, accepted for presentation at the WASC annual meeting, WASC annual meeting, April 2007, San Jose

Investigation of Reading Skills of Upper Division Students, National Association of Developmental Education annual meeting, March 2007, Nashville

Stories from the Trenches, A Campus Metamorphosis: Developing an Institution-Wide Culture of Learning, WASC annual meeting, April 2006, Irvine

Multi-Generational Learning: Family Tutoring in a University Setting, College Reading and Learning Association annual meeting, Oct. 2005, Long Beach

On Becoming a Campus-wide Learning Community, WASC annual meeting, April 2005, San Diego

Memory Strategies and their Relationship to Success with Mental Arithmetic, College Reading and Learning Association annual meeting, Oct. 2001, Chicago

Outcomes of Service Learning and Profiles of Teacher Training of Literacy Corps Members: accepted for presentation at AACTE national conference, Feb 2002, New York City

Using Data to Meet Student Needs While Working Within a Budget: College Reading and learning Association annual meeting, Oct. 2001,Spokane

Working Memory and spatial Representation in Mental Arithmetic: Implications and Teaching Suggestions, Council on Learning Disabilities, Austin, Oct. 2000

Urban Education Service Corps, (UESC) An Alternative to Field Experiences. A project at work. An invited panel presentation at the Council of Great Cities Great Schools annual meeting, Los Angeles, Oct. 2000

Reading Competencies of Upper Division University students: Strategies for Accommodating and Improving, College Reading and Learning Association, Reno Nov. 2000

The Urban Education Service Corps; Preparing Students for Teaching Careers in Urban Classrooms Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, Feb 2000

Promoting Student Success through Peer and Faculty Support, American Association of Higher Education, March 2000, Anaheim

Center for Learning and Academic Support Services at CSUDH; a history driven by data, CSUF Assessment conference, March 2000, Fullerton

Reading Skills: Partial Results of an Ongoing Study, CSUDH Student Success conference, March 2000, Carson

Promoting Student Success through Peer and Faculty Support, an invited presentation at the a national conference of the American Association of Higher Education, March 2000, Anaheim

Center for Learning and Academic support Services at CSUDH; a history driven by data, an invited presentation at the CSUF Assessment conference, March 2000, Fullerton

Reading Skills: Partial Results of an Ongoing Study, a presentation at the CSUDH Student Success conference, March 2000, Carson

Information competence-Helping Students Use Electronic Information Initiatives; an invited presentationat College Reading And Learning Association, New Orleans Nov. 1999

Service Learning: An Approach to Meeting the Increased Demands of Teacher Training, an invited presentation at Continuums of Service Conference, March 1999, Fullerton

Service Learning: A Vehicle for Change. An invited presentation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, February, 1999,Washington DC

Technology and the Changing Faculty Role. We’ve gone about as far as we can go. Or have we? An invited presentation at the American Association of Higher Education, January,1999 , San Diego

“Impact of Information Competence on Persons with Learning Disabilities”, an invited paper at, Council for Learning Disabilities, Nov. 6 1998,Albuquerque, NM

“Meeting the Urban Teacher Challenge through National Service: The Urban Education Service Corps.” An invited paper at the RNT Pathways to Teaching Careers Conference, in April 1998Chicago Il.

Rhyme and Reason: Embedded Strategy Instruction: presented at College Reading and Learning Association, Nov. 2 1996, Albuquerque, NM

“Success Strategies for Accommodating Students with Learning Disabilities” at Teaching Academic Study Skills, April 22 1996, Cincinnati, OH

“Exceptional Students in Standards Based Education: The Training Needs of Teachers” at Council for Exceptional Children, April 1995, Indianapolis, IN

“The Forgotten Transition” at Council in Learning Disabilities, November 1994, San Diego, CA

“Developing A Transition Attitude” at Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, October 1994, Chicago, IL

“Holistic Strategies for Reading and Math Instruction” at Council for Exceptional Children, April 1994, Denver, CO

“Troubles with Collaborated Transition Planning”, at Pacific Rim Conference on Exceptional Children, January 1994, Honolulu, HI

“An orientation Approach for Entering College Students with Special Needs” at Wyoming State Community College Conference, September 1993, Casper, WY

“Attitudes and Beliefs about Inclusion” at Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, January 1992, Honolulu, HI