Yvette Latunde, Ed.D.

Professor, Division of Teacher Education
Phone: (626) 815-2208
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Yvette Latunde is an associate professor at Azusa Pacific University and coordinator of the mild/moderate programs at the Los Angeles Regional Center. She is dedicated to integrating faith, reason, and ethics in her teaching and research. Her research interests include culturally diverse family engagement practices in special education, best practice for inclusion, RTI implementation, and the academic outcomes of African American students. Currently, she is examining the role of teacher preparation programs in facilitating family engagement in special education. In her spare time she utilizes her strengths of learning, achieving, activating, and positivity to assist churches with serving children with disabilities as well as helping families to navigate the educational system.


  • Ed.D. – Organizational Leadership, with an emphasis in special education and technology, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.A. – Special Education, Clark Atlanta University
  • B.A. – Child Development, California State University, Sacramento


  • CA- Teaching Credential K-12

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division of Teacher Education


  • Challenging behaviors
  • Diverse students in higher education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Inclusion

Courses Taught

  • GLDR 502 – Cornerstones of Christian Leadership Across Cultures
  • SPED 509 – Technology in Special Education
  • SPED 535 – Counseling, Collaboration, and Consultation
  • SPED 540 – Rtl/Brain-based Teaching and Learning: Math Disorders
  • SPED 547 – Implementation of Special Education Legislation
  • SPED 575 – [Multiple Courses]