Cynthia Dieterich

Ph.D., Kent State University

Cynthia Dieterich

Ph.D. Kent State UniversityPROFESSOR

Ph.D., Kent State University

Dr. Cynthia Dieterich recently completed two years as a faculty member at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Previously, she served as an associate, tenured professor in special education at Cleveland State University, where she taught doctoral, master’s and undergraduate courses in psychometrics, special education and urban education.

She has experience as an early childhood teacher in inclusive settings, a teacher for students with learning disabilities and a teacher/counselor for adolescents who were emotionally disturbed. She brings this background to the university classroom with the focus on the importance of family in the life of a child with a disability.

Dieterich uses quantitative, qualitative and legal analysis to study the medical, legal and educational issues in special education. Her work continues to be recognized by professionals in law, pediatrics, psychiatry, dermatology, deaf education, early childhood, communication disorders and otolaryngology. In addition, a district court judge and the Seventh Circuit Court have also cited her research.

Professional Memberships

Education Law Association
Council for Exceptional Children
American Educational Research Association
Council for Learning Disabilities