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Faculty | Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Credential

Robin LaBarbera

  • Adjunct

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Arizona State University
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.S., National University
  • B.A., California State University Long Beach

Robin LaBarbera started her teaching career in inner city Los Angeles as a Kindergarten teacher, third and fourth grade combination class teacher and as an Educational Therapist working with children in K-5 with learning difficulties. LaBarbera has two bachelor’s degrees in business administration/marketing and criminal justice, two master’s degrees in education and special education/autism,...

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Mickie Wong-Lo

  • Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • M.Ed., University of Houston
  • B.S., University of Houston

Mickie Wong-Lo is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Biola. Wong-Lo, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, completed her doctoral studies in special education at the University of North Texas. Prior to entering the field of higher education, she worked as a behavioral training coordinator and consultant for private and public education/mental health facilities in...

Research Interests

  • Cyberbullying: Behavior Analysis in Digital Culture, Peer Relationships in Social Media
  • Juvenile Delinquency: Gang Crime Analysis, Violence in Schools
  • Mental Health: Trauma, Resiliency in victimization
  • Disproportionality: Over- and Underrepresentation
  • Behavior Analysis: Behavioral Assessment and Function-Based Intervention

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June Hetzel

  • Dean, School of Education
  • Professor

  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A., Biola University

June Hetzel, Ph.D., specializes in literacy processes and curriculum development. Hetzel has served in the roles of teacher, curriculum specialist, principal, writer, editor, consultant, and professor before becoming Dean of Biola's School of Education. She has served at school, district, and county levels, including four summer teaching overseas. Recent projects include co-editing a book...

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