Bonnie Kraemer

Bonnie Kraemer, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Special Education

San Diego

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Bonnie R. Kraemer is a Professor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the Department of Special Education at San Diego State University. She has been on faculty at SDSU since 2005. Her areas of teaching and research are in severe intellectual disabilities and autism, with a specific focus on families, instruction, transition, quality of life, and applied behavior analysis. Dr. Kraemer coordinates the preliminary credential program in extensive support needs at SDSU. She also teaches in the Masters program with an emphasis in Autism and ABA certificate program. Dr. Kraemer has been the Project Director or Co-Project Director on two OSEP funded Personnel Preparation grants that focus on preparing teachers and master’s degree candidates in the areas of autism and secondary transition. Currently, she is co- project director on an OSEP grant that cross-trains Special Education masters candidates and School Psychology trainees with a focus on behavior and mental health. Dr. Kraemer is also the Site Co-PI on a multi-site Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funded study of a comprehensive educational program for high school students with ASD, (CSESA). With a sample size of over 500 youth and young adults with ASD, their families, and school teams, this is the largest national intervention study examining evidence based practices for high school and transition age students with autism that has ever been conducted.


  • Ph.D. Special Education, University of California, Riverside
  • M.A. Special Education, Chapman University
  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles