Paul Luelmo, Ph.D.

Paul Luelmo, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education


Paul Luelmo, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education in the area of Mild/Moderate disabilities at San Diego State University. His research focuses on addressing inequities in special education by working with families, teachers, and under-resourced racial and ethnic minority communities. His current research projects include a parent-to-parent advocacy intervention employing community-partnered participatory research to address autism service disparities in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Additionally, he is working on improving special education paraprofessional training and he is currently employing improvement science methods to develop and refine a culturally responsive teacher candidate observation and feedback protocol.

  • Ph.D. in Special Education, 2018
    University of California, Los Angeles & California State University, Los Angeles
  • Stahmer, A.C., Vejnoska, S., Iadarola, S., Straiton, D., Segovia, F., Luelmo, P., Morgan, E.H., Lee, H.S., Javid, A., Bronstein, B., Hochheimer, S., Cho, E., Aranbarri, A., Mandell, D., McGhee Hassrick, E., Smith, T., & Kasari, C. Caregiver voices: Cross cultural input on improving access to autism services.  Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. February 2019.
  • Weinberg, L., Luelmo, P., Cho, J., Thornton, B., Rinehart, L. Multiple Perspectives on How a Change in the Law Affected the Provision of Mental Health Related Services in California. International Journal of Special Education.

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