Education Expert Witnesses

Education expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on education. The education expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Brain Injury Medicine, Critical Care Surgery, Education & Schools, Meteorology, Nurse, Public Health, Real Estate, and School Safety.

Robert P Gelhart, Ed.D.

Laguna Niguel, California
School Safety, Education & Schools - Education, School Safety, Handicapped Children, Special Education, School Premises Liability, Bullying, Sexual Molestation
Dr. Gelhart is a licensed Educational Psychologist and credentialed School Counselor and Teacher. He specializes in school safety including sexual molestation, physical and emotional trauma and wrongful death of handicapped children. He has over 40 years of experience in education at all instructional levels.

Chuck N. Schilke, JD George Washington University Business School

Washington, District Of Columbia
Real Estate, Public Health - Arbitration, Mediation, Architecture, Banking, Construction, Economics, Education, Schools, Environmental, Financial, Hotel, Restaurant, Legal, Management, Securities, Investments

William L. Bainbridge, PhD, FACFE William L. Bainbridge, PhD, FACFE & Associates, LLC

Jacksonville, Florida
Education & Schools, School Safety - school evaluation, sexual abuse, child custody school evaluation, school standards of care, school safety, education standards of care, school related accidents, education, higher education, secondary education, elementary education, playground accidents, athletics and recreation
William L. Bainbridge, Ph.D., FACFE, is a forensic education expert with extensive experience in school, college and preschool related accidents, incidents & sexual abuse/sexual assault and educational evaluation for child custody. He has been court qualified as a schooling and education standards/policy expert in over 30 states. President and CEO of the SchoolMatch® Institute and Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Dayton, he is the former superintendent of three school districts in Ohio and Virginia and served on the executive staff of the Ohio Department of Education.

Morgan B Yarker, PhD, CCM Yarker Consulting

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Meteorology, Education & Schools - Forensic meteorology, data analysis, education, demonstration, severe weather, weather preparedness, PM2.5, ice, rain, snow, hail, wind
Dr. Yarker is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with 20 years of research experience. Prior work includes analyzing, evaluating, and educating the public about weather forecast models, analysis of PM2.5 air quality data, and developing educational materials and demonstrations to effectively communicate meteorology concepts.

Erica Duff, RN, MSN, CNL, CCRN

Brooklyn, New York
Nurse, Critical Care Surgery - Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU, Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular Disease, ECMO, RVAD, LVAD, Impella, IABP, CRRT, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant, CABG, Valvular Disease, Robotic Surgery, Tracheostomy, Education, Quality, Regulatory
I have been a registered nurse for over seven years. I began my nursing career in 2014 and have worked primarily with cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery patients (acute, stepdown and intensive care). I received my Masters degree from Sacred Heart University in 2016. I have over three years of experience in the intensive care unit caring for cardiothoracic surgery patients, general surgery patients and transplant patients. I worked as a bedside ICU nurse throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in a large New York City hospital. I currently work as the Clinical Resource Nurse on a cardiothoracic surgery ICU focusing on nurse education, quality measures and regulatory aspects of healthcare. I am trained to manage patients throughout their hospital course, pre/post surgery, direct admits from the OR and recovery from open heart surgery and transplant surgery. I am also trained in mechanical circulatory support devices such as ECMO, Impella, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump, LVAD and RVAD. I am co...

Virginia L. Rhodes, Ed.D. Renegade Learning

Cincinnati, Ohio
Education & Schools, School Safety - school,urban school,secondary school,STEM,education,magnet,negligence,high school,teacher,supervision,principal,LEA,student,teacher hiring,evaluation,school culture,professional error,school leadership,teacher training,school safety,liability,school accident, discrimination, race,disability
35+ years in public education administration, teaching & policy: testifies on training & supervision of school personnel, abuse, discipline, discrimination, school accidents Dr. Rhodes offers extensive experience on multiple aspects of school-related liability for negligence, both elementary and secondary. Dr. Rhodes is an exceptional analytical thinker and writer with keen insight, timely reports and compelling testimony. Founding Principal of the largest public U.S. urban STEM high school. Founding Principal of the 1st environmental public high school in Ohio. Policy--former School Board member in large urban district. Skilled in School transformation, collaborative school design, leadership, experiential education, program design, school culture & discipline & multicultural education Developer of a unique innovative "T2" teacher hiring process, Articulate and engaging speaker on school policy, practice, and transformation. Rhodes travels, speaks publicly, conducts re...

Brenda Eagan-Johnson, EdD Brain Injury Neurodevelopmental Consulting, LLC

New Castle, Pennsylvania
Education & Schools, Brain Injury Medicine - Pediatric brain injury, personal injury, acquired brain injury, TBI, concussion, traumatic brain injury, school concussion policy, MVA, carbon monoxide, lead poisoning, near drowning, development, brain, school, education, transition, child, teenage, young adult, college, academic, special education
Dr. Brenda Eagan-Johnson is highly specialized in a niche area of education & transition following pediatric child, teen, & young adult brain injury. She received her Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University specializing in Mind, Brain, & Teaching (educational neuroscience). Dr. Eagan-Johnson investigates brain injury from a functional neurodevelopmental & clinical perspective, looking at cognitive, behavioral, socio-emotional, & learning skills by examining a student’s home, school, & community activities of daily living following all severities of pediatric brain injury. Additionally, she excels in the field of return to school concussion management policies and procedures. School-based pre- & post-brain injury investigation is a nuanced area that requires expert interpretation. Dr. Eagan-Johnson identifies if & to what extent a brain injury has impacted learning & behavior. Brain injury can affect skills that have not yet matured, depending on areas of the brain that were damage...