Richard A. Mesaros, PhD

Adjunct Faculty


Richard A. Mesaros, PhD, is an Emeritus Professor of Special Education, retiring from CSU Northridge after 27 years. For the past five years, he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Teacher Education and Special Education Department at Antioch University Santa Barbara, teaching credential courses in Positive Behavior Support, Family Partnerships and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Richard’s professional emphases have been (1) the preparation of teachers for special education; (2) the advancement of the theory and practice of Positive Behavior Support (PBS); (2) program development and teaching in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Family Partnerships, PBS and Moderate/Severe Disabilities; and (3) parent education and disability advocacy.

Richard has numerous publications in the areas noted above and has developed and implemented a wide variety of state and national training programs in PBS and Autism. He is an active trainer and consultant for many schools, agencies, programs, and organizations. In addition, to Antioch University, he is an Adjunct Faculty member at California Lutheran University and will also be teaching in the fall for CSU Channel Islands.