Course Credits and References


Caitlyn Caldwell

Course Developer

Caitlyn Caldwell has been active in marketing and education for 10 years. She has taught writing, reading, research, and literature courses for undergraduate and graduate students in addition to working administratively in higher education as a writer, strategic marketer, and market analyst. She is a published writer and researcher. She holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Case Western Reserve University, a creative writing teaching certificate, and a non-public teaching certificate as well as a number of specialty certifications in marketing and innovation. She has taught students young and old, with experience from preschool aged children to adult learners. She is a dedicated livelong learner and lover of books.


Dr. Deirdre Mithaug

Course Instructor
Dr. Deirdre Mithaug is an esteemed educator and expert in psychology, cognition, sociology, special education, and teacher education. With a BA in Psychology, dual Master's degrees, and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Disorders and Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, her academic credentials are impressive. Dr. Mithaug has a rich background in teaching and consulting at the college level, particularly in special education and education policy. Her practical experience includes roles as a special education teacher in NYC schools and an Associate Professor at St. John's University. She is also a prolific writer and researcher, focusing on special education, social psychology, and the study of disabilities, contributing significantly to both academic discourse and practical advancements in these fields.