Course Credits and References


Dr. Dennis Mithaug

Course Instructor Dr. Dennis Mithaug (BA, MA, M.Ed., Ph.D.) is Professor Emeritus at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has over 40 years experience of teaching students at the college level in all subjects he is an expert on, including--psychology, sociology, cognition, special education, behaviorism, disabilities, self-determination, social policy and education policy--to name a few. He is prolific writer and author, having published and edited over 10 books and hundreds of journals and articles. He has conducted extensive research in the field of cognition, behavior, vocational training, and special education, and his studies and research are some of the most respected and referenced in his field. 

Theresa Smith

Course Author Theresa Smith (BA, MS, Ph.D. in progress) earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Arts in English, and a Master of Science in counseling and social work. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in behavioral sciences/forensic psychology. Theresa has over 18 years of experience as a copywriter, editor and proofreader, 12 years of experience in transcription, 8 years of experience as a criminal law paralegal, as well as several years of experience as a family counselor working with relationship issues, drug and alcohol abuse and at risk youth.