Course Credits and References


Jeanette Evans

Course Developer Jeanette Evans (BA, MS) is a writer, editor, analyst, and consultant with a broad based of experience.   She has over 20 years of experience working in a number of industries and has published articles through the Society for Technical Communication (STC) where she is an Associate Fellow. She received a 2016 Apex Award of Publication Excellence for her work with the STC.   She holds an MS in technical communication management from Mercer University and an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Illinois.

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.