Sasha Zeedyk, Ph.D.

Sasha Zeedyk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: EC 546
Telephone:  (657) 278-1081

Curriculum VitaePDF File Opens in new window


Courses Taught

CAS 201 - Child, Family, and Community
CAS 301—Inquiry & Methodology in Development    
CAS 310 - Assessing and Observing Development



Dr. Zeedyk earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She later started her career working with children and families as a second grade teacher. She received her Master’s in Elementary Education from The George Washington University and her Ph.D. in Special Education from UC Riverside.  She completed her postdoctoral training at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center in the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry.  Dr. Zeedyk is currently a Center Investigator at the CSUF Center for Autism.


Research Areas

Dr. Zeedyk’s research is mainly focused on the social and behavior skills of youth with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities across the course of development. She is interested in understanding how behavior problems and social skills relate to social, mental health, and academic outcomes for these youth, as well as how these skills impact their parents’ psychological well-being. Recently, she has begun to study postsecondary outcomes for youth with ASD who attend college.