Trisha Nishimura

Professor of Special Education
Department of Education

562.907-4200, ext. 4427
tnishimu@whittier.edu

Academic History

Ph.D. and M.A., Chapman University

Academic Focus

Disability Studies

Professor Trisha Nishimura’s emphasis is in Disability Studies. She holds a Certificate of Eligibility for an Administrative Services Credential, and a Level II Educational Specialist, Mild to Moderate Credential. For the past seven years, she has served in various roles for the Cypress School District. She has been a Resource Specialist, Summer School Special Day Class Teacher, and a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Special Education. As a Special Education TOSA, she has extensive knowledge of Special Education laws and working collaboratively with staff, teachers, parents, and students. Trisha has taught at the master’s level at Chapman University, as well as the credential program for Special Education, Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe.