Brendon K. Taga, PhD, JD

PhD, Learning Sciences & Human Development, University of Washington
JD, Seattle University
MEd, Adult Education & Training, Seattle University
BA, History, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Dean, Academic and Student Services
Assistant Clinical Professor
ADA Coordinator, College of Education
Certification Officer

Phone: (206) 296-2687

Building/Room: Loyola 503

Biography

Dr. Taga researches issues at the intersection of disability, education, and the law. An attorney, he received his J.D., cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law, where he was a Fellow for the Center for Global Justice and awarded the Faculty Scholar award upon graduation. Before coming to Seattle, he received a B.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a Law Clerk for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and as a Trademark Specialist for a large corporate firm. Prior to joining the College of Education, Dr. Taga serves as the Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center at the School of Law, where he also taught legal writing as a Professor of Lawyering Skills. Currently, He also serves as a pro bono attorney for several local non-profit organizations.

His research interests include pipeline initiatives and access programs, the selection and use of technology in the classroom, and issues that impact students with disabilities. He is interested in how changes to curriculum and instruction, at both the K12 and post-secondary educational contexts can better support learning of students with disabilities. He has presented at national education conferences.