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This page contains education & schools expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on education & schools and related issues. Education & schools expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these education & schools expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Education, Special Education, School Safety, Bullying, Personal Injury, Ada, Autism, Education & Schools, Hazing, Higher Education, Negligence, Premises Liability, School, School Violence, and Sexual Abuse.

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Joseph S Schwartzberg, Ed.D.

Education & Schools, School Safety - Special Education Expert witness . Particular expertise in issues related to the standards of care for children with disabilities. Extensive experience testifying in state and federal court on matters concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Fully credentialed/certified in special education. Administrative credentials in both NY and California. Served as a classroom teacher and Principal in schools designed to serve special populations as well as general education/mainstream environments. Served as Senior SELPA Director. Taught university classes designed to prepare prospective special education teachers. Developed and implemented agreements with other agencies with responsibilities to persons with disabilities. Development , implementation and evaluation of special education programs. Establish protocols for standards of care for students with disabilities. Expertise and trial testimony experience in matters concerning school safety and child abuse.

Doreen Casuto, RN, MRA, CRRN, CCM Rehabilitation Care Coordination

Arizona
Life Care Planning - Rehabilitation Nursing, Nursing Assessment, Case Management, Special Needs Trust, Care Coordination, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Amputation, Education, Accessibility
40 years of experience in rehabilitation nursing, providing patient care, education and coordination of services. 25 years as an independent case manager working with catastrophically injured. Evaluated patients, assisted physicians in planning and coordinating the rehabilitation needs of patients with spinal cord, brain injuries, stroke and neuromuscular illnesses.

Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California
Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
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Doreen Casuto, RN, MRA, CRRN, CCM Rehabilitation Care Coordination

San Diego, California
Life Care Planning - Rehabilitation Nursing, Nursing Assessment, Case Management, Special Needs Trust, Care Coordination, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Amputation, Education, Accessibility
40 years of experience in rehabilitation nursing, providing patient care, education and coordination of services. 25 years as an independent case manager working with catastrophically injured. Evaluated patients, assisted physicians in planning and coordinating the rehabilitation needs of patients with spinal cord, brain injuries, stroke and neuromuscular illnesses.

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.

ANDREA D LORANT, MA EDUCATION CONSULTANT/SPECIAL EDUCATION

WEST HILLS, California
Education & Schools - CHILD CUSTODY, SPECIAL EDUCATION, ADA ,INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, REGIONAL CENTERS, EARLY INTERVENTION, RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENTS, LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT, TRANSITION SERVICES, ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, PROGRAM/SERVICES EVALUATIONS, SPECIAL EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY, AUTISM
22 YEARS AS A CONFERENCE PRESENTER ON DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TOPICS

Joseph S Schwartzberg, Ed.D.

Vista, California
Education & Schools, School Safety - Special Education Expert witness . Particular expertise in issues related to the standards of care for children with disabilities. Extensive experience testifying in state and federal court on matters concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Fully credentialed/certified in special education. Administrative credentials in both NY and California. Served as a classroom teacher and Principal in schools designed to serve special populations as well as general education/mainstream environments. Served as Senior SELPA Director. Taught university classes designed to prepare prospective special education teachers. Developed and implemented agreements with other agencies with responsibilities to persons with disabilities. Development , implementation and evaluation of special education programs. Establish protocols for standards of care for students with disabilities. Expertise and trial testimony experience in matters concerning school safety and child abuse.

Gwendolyn R. Y. Miller Addressing Racial Microaggressions, LLC

Millsboro, Delaware
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Education & Schools - diversity, equity, inclusion, racial microaggressions, microaggressions, implicit bias, unconscious bias
Miller, founder of Addressing Racial Microaggressions, LLC, addresses the institutional and structural racism germane to marginalized groups, examining their experiences with, and responses to, racial injustice. She provides successful best practices designed to reduce microaggressions and implicit bias in one’s personal life; in academic institutions and the workplace. Through Miller’s consulting and training, executives and professionals are armed with the tools to design and execute effective diversity and inclusion strategies necessary to establish a global standard of diversity. Miller has presented workshops on the problems of systemic racism in educational institutions and at numerous conferences including the National Association for Multicultural Education, the Teachers’ College Roundtable on Multicultural Psychology and Education, the National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education, the American Psychological Association Convention, and the National...

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.

Susan Brown Foster, PhD, CRSS Sport Business Consulting, LLC

Saint Augustine, Florida
Athletics & Recreation, Education & Schools - Negligence, sport, personal injury, premises liability, sports officiating, softball, basketball, goalball, volunteers, coaching, risk management in sport, physical education, athletics, waivers, Fair Labor Standards Act & Interns
Dr. Foster has a 30+ year career involving sport. Before starting her consulting business, she was the founding chair of the Department of Sport Management at Saint Leo University in Florida. Prior to this role, she had professional roles as a softball, volleyball, and goalball official, high school softball and volleyball coach, and college intramural administrator. Risk management in sport and development/evaluation of risk management plans for small to mid-size sport facilities/organizations is a strength. Professional Affiliations (Current) - Sport and Recreation Law Association - Sports Lawyers Association - National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association - North American Society for Sport Management Scholarship Authored 17 professional journal/newsletter articles with 10 of these covering legal issues tied to internships & the law (specifically the FLSA, waivers, & risk management). Publications appear in leading sport publications & the law 60+ Presentations

Kysha Harriell, PhD, LAT, ATC The Rehberg Konin Group

Safety Harbor, Florida
Athletic Training, Education & Schools - Women’s health, Title IX, gender and racial discrimination, disability discrimination, education, academics, plagiarism, academic grievance, faculty performance, promotion & tenure, higher education
Dr. Kysha Harriell is the Executive Director of the Office of Academic Enhancement and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami. In addition, Dr. Harriell is currently the Chair of the Residential Faculty Program. She also serves as a contributing faculty at the University of St. Augustine. Before joining the Department of Kinesiology & Sports Sciences, Dr. Harriell worked in the University of Miami's Athletic Department from 1997-2005 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the University of Miami's Athletic Department with the football, women’s basketball, soccer, and track and field teams. Dr. Harriell is a first-generation college graduate. She received her bachelor’s degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh (1996). She received two master’s degrees, one in Sports Medicine, and the other in Sports Administration fro...

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 over 15 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.

Kate M. Panaccione, EdD Square Peg Consulting

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Education & Schools, School Safety - Special Education, Behavior, Autism, Assessment/Evaluation, Safety/Injury, Appropriate Educational Programming, Individual Education Plan/IEP, Restraint/Seclusion, Placement, Manifestation Determination
Dr. Panaccione’s areas of expertise are: Assessment for Special Education Identification, Behavioral and Safety Concerns, and Educational Programming for Students with Disabilities. She can serve as a consultant that offers expert advice on the appropriateness of special educational programming, testify at Due Process Administrative Hearings for Special Education and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, testify at depositions and civil trials, and write expert reports. With over 30 years in education, and licensure in Special Education, General Education, and Special Education Administration, Dr. Panaccione has chaired hundreds of IEP meetings, Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act) meetings, and developed special education programming for thousands of children. She also conducted statewide professional development seminars in special education and offered training in developmental disabilities to parents and members of the community. She has taught all age levels Pre-K through Univers...

David Wolowitz, J.D. McLane Middleton Law Firm

Newington, New Hampshire
Education & Schools, School Safety - School standard of care, educator misconduct, educator sexual abuse and molestation, grooming, boundary violations, school investigations, school sports and physical education injuries, student misconduct, negligent supervision, harassment, bullying, hazing, discrimination
David Wolowitz, J.D., served for many years as outside counsel to some of the top schools in the country and has extensive experience dealing with a wide variety of school related legal issues in primary and secondary schools. He has consulted with dozens of schools nationwide and internationally on all aspects of student well-being and school safety. He is a frequent speaker on educational risk management and child safeguarding at national and regional school conferences. He has significant litigation experience and was invited for 29 years to teach at the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop. He has a B.A. from Washington University, St. Louis, an M.A. from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mr. Wolowitz has served as an expert in cases around the country involving current and past school standards of care for protecting the health and safety of students, as well as the adequacy of s...

Edward F. Dragan, EdD, MEL School Liability Expert Group

Lambertville, New Jersey
Education & Schools, School Safety - Title IX, 1983, wrongful death, school and youth-serving agency liability, negligent hiring, personal injury, sexual abuse, harassment and bullying, student/child supervision, special education, child custody & school review, daycare, camps, colleges & universities.
At School Liability Expert Group we provide services from case inception through resolution. Determining the merit of a case, assisting with the development of pleadings, deposition focus and questions, conducting file and deposition review and analysis, developing expert reports, and offering testimony at deposition and trial are some of the services provided. Through the experience of its founder and principal expert witness, Dr. Dragan, and expert witness Dr. Jorden Schiff, along with a highly trained staff, School Liability Expert Group, provides quality comprehensive services for plaintiff and defendant attorneys in high-profile and complicated cases. Dr. Dragan has a doctorate in Education Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University, a master’s in Education Law from the University of New Hampshire, School of Law, and a master’s in Special Education from The College of New Jersey. He is the author of The Bully Action Guide: How to Help Your Child and How to Get You...

Norman J. Pollard, Ed.D. Pollard Consulting

Alfred Station, New York
Education & Schools, School Safety - hazing, bullying, school harassment, hazing prevention, anti-bullying, risk management, school violence
Dr. Norm Pollard, retired Dean of Students and a licensed mental health counselor, has professional interests that include effecting positive change to promote campus culture, risk management, student development issues, and educating students about hazing. Norm has appeared on all the major news networks to represent Alfred University's landmark studies on Initiation Rites and Athletics and Initiation Rites in American High Schools. Several high schools, colleges and communities have consulted with Norm to integrate the survey results into their anti-hazing programs. Norm has served as an expert witness in several civil litigation cases. He has been an invited speaker to a number of national and regional conferences, to speak on hazing and initiation rites. He holds a masters degree in agency counseling from Western State College and doctorate in counseling from Drake University. He has worked on college campuses since 1984 and was director of Alfred University's Counseling and Stu...

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 Founding Principal of the largest public U.S. urban STEM high school. Founding Principal of the 1st environmental public high school in Ohio. Developer of a unique innovative "T2" teacher hiring process. Policy--former School Board member in large urban district. Expert in School transformation, collaborative school design and leadership, experiential education, program design, school culture & discipline, multicultural education, and training & supervision of all school personnel Articulate and engaging speaker on school policy, practice, and transformation. Rhodes can offer extensive experience on many aspects of school-related liability for negligence, both elementary and secondary. Rhodes travels, speaks publicly, conducts research and training workshops in the U.S. and internationally, and evaluates U.S. schools and districts for accreditation. Dr. Rhodes is an exception analytical thinker and writer.

Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A. National School Safety and Security Services

Cleveland, Ohio
School Safety, Education & Schools - school security, school safety, school wrongful death, school assaults, school sexual assaults, school rapes, school shootings, school violence, school bullying, school crisis, school emergency, school police, security guards, security officers, student supervision, school bus, school gangs, crime
Ken provides experienced, accessible, timely and quality expert services to plaintiff and defense attorneys on preK-12 school safety and security cases. He is an experienced speaker, teacher, news commentator and personal communicator on school safety. Ken served as an officer, investigator and gang unit supervisor for the Cleveland City Schools' safety division, and as a suburban school security director and assistant gang task force director. During his 30 years in school safety he trained and consulted with school and public safety officials from 50 states and internationally.   Ken is the author, co-author and/or editor of three books, five book chapters and 450 articles on school safety. He appears regularly in national and international news.   Ken is a four-time invited Congressional witness on school safety and emergency preparedness, and testified on bullying to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He presented to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, Education Commission o...

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, mild-severe, MVA, carbon monoxide, lead, poisoning, near drowning, development, brain, school, education, transition post-secondary, child, teen, young adult, K-12, college, academic, 504 Plan
Dr. Brenda 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. 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. School-based pre- & post-brain injury investigation is a nuanced area that requires expert interpretation. Dr. 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 damaged & at what point in development. New cognitive or behavior deficits can emerge as the child's brain develops over time. ...

Virginia L. Rhodes, Ed.D. Renegade Learning

South Carolina
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 Founding Principal of the largest public U.S. urban STEM high school. Founding Principal of the 1st environmental public high school in Ohio. Developer of a unique innovative "T2" teacher hiring process. Policy--former School Board member in large urban district. Expert in School transformation, collaborative school design and leadership, experiential education, program design, school culture & discipline, multicultural education, and training & supervision of all school personnel Articulate and engaging speaker on school policy, practice, and transformation. Rhodes can offer extensive experience on many aspects of school-related liability for negligence, both elementary and secondary. Rhodes travels, speaks publicly, conducts research and training workshops in the U.S. and internationally, and evaluates U.S. schools and districts for accreditation. Dr. Rhodes is an exception analytical thinker and writer.

Doreen Casuto, RN, MRA, CRRN, CCM Rehabilitation Care Coordination

Utah
Life Care Planning - Rehabilitation Nursing, Nursing Assessment, Case Management, Special Needs Trust, Care Coordination, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Amputation, Education, Accessibility
40 years of experience in rehabilitation nursing, providing patient care, education and coordination of services. 25 years as an independent case manager working with catastrophically injured. Evaluated patients, assisted physicians in planning and coordinating the rehabilitation needs of patients with spinal cord, brain injuries, stroke and neuromuscular illnesses.
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