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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Regina Brandon

Dr. Regina Brandon

You may know Dr. Regina R. Brandon as an associate professor in the Department of Special Education where she’s the coordinator of the Preliminary Special Education, Mild/Moderate Credential Program. But did you also know she’s a popcorn-loving world traveler who pledges allegiance to Raider Nation? Find out more about Regina in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff!

1. Regina was born and raised in Las Vegas. 

She completed all of her formal education within the Clark County School District where she developed a love for education and teaching.

2. Regina has 10 siblings 

She has six brothers and four sisters. She has a very close and loving relationship with her family. Her greatest joy in life is being a sister, aunt, great aunt and — more recently — a great great aunt. 

3. Regina prefers listening to music over watching TV. 

She loves to listen to different genres of music, including jazz, R&B, reggae, blues and country music. The saxophone is her favorite instrument. She recently had the opportunity to attend her first — but not last — country music concert, Luke Combs.

4. Regina Loves Popcorn  

She enjoys stove-top, microwave, movie theater, street and store-bought popcorn. Anytime she’s in Chicago, Garrett Popcorn is a must. She loves it all!

5. Regina has traveled to five of the seven continents. 

She enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures throughout the world. She has had the opportunity to travel to five of the seven continents. She’s only missing Asia and Antarctica.

6. Regina is an avid sports fan. 

She has always been a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oakland Raiders. As you might expect, she’s very excited that the Oakland Raiders will soon be the Las Vegas Raiders. Regina is also a huge tennis fan who hopes to one day have the opportunity to attend all four grand slams. She also loves being a season ticket holder for SDSU men’s basketball.

7. Regina enjoys walking 

Finding time to walk every day is very important to her. She strives to achieve at least 10,000 steps a day. She uses walking to relax and reduce stress.

How Regina Brandon is Making a Difference in the College of Education 

"I’m currently coordinator of the Preliminary Special Education, Mild/Moderate Credential Program. My research centers around identifying and addressing the alienation of culturally- and linguistically-diverse parents from their children’s educational environments as well as evaluating the outcomes of the successful inclusion of students with disabilities into general education. I’m currently conducting reading tutoring programs with several schools with San Diego Unified School District. I’m also the Co-PI on the Garden PLOT, a project designed to provide special-education and general-education teacher-candidates opportunities to co-Plan, co-Learn, co-Operate and co-Teach in integrated classrooms. It’s a partnership with Estella Chizhik and the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. Currently I’m a member of the University Senate and serve on the E-Board for CFA."