Edlyn Pena, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
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Spectrum of Opportunity: Supporting College Students with Autism
Alternative Communication Access & Choice for Students with Autism
Presuming Competence for Inclusion and Communication
Dr. Edlyn Peña is an Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies in Higher Education Leadership at Cal Lutheran. She is an award-winning researcher who studies social justice issues for students with disabilities, particularly autism, in the preschool through higher education pipeline. As the Director of the Autism and Communication Center and member of the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, Dr. Peña is best known for her service to the autism community at the state and national level. Dr. Peña teaches a number of research methods and content courses in the area of higher education. She also chairs dissertations for Doctor of Education students.