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Constance Lyttle, Ph.D., J.D.

Constance Lyttle
Associate Clinical Professor

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Special Education
Ph.D., Educational Leadership & Learning Technologies
Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management
B.S., Education


Ph.D., The University of Pittsburgh
J.D., Duquesne University
M.A., Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
B.S.Ed., The Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Legal Rights of Gifted and Talented Children and Children with Disabilities
  • The Inclusive Education of Exceptional Children
  • Positive Communication and Collaboration among Educators, Service Providers and Families with Exceptional Children
  • Special Education Mediation
  • Special Education IEP/IFSP Facilitation
  • Special Education Resolution Meeting Facilitation
  • Accessibility of Online Learning

Research Interests:

  • Urban Special Education Leadership 
  • Positive Communication and Collaboration among Educators, Service Providers and Families of Exceptional Children
  • Legal Rights of Exceptional Children
  • Alternative and Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education
  • Diversity in Education
  • Special Education Transition Services under IDEA

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, School of Education
    Associate Clinical Professor of Special Education
  • Drexel University, School of Education
    Special Education Adjunct Faculty Liaison
  • Drexel University, School of Education
    Founding Faculty Advisor, Drexel Student Council for Exceptional Children (DSCEC)
  • The Penn State University World Campus
    Faculty – EPIC Graduate Program - Special Education Law and Policy
  • Special Education Law Solutions:
    Owner, Co-Founder
  • The Law Firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates)
  • Duquesne University
    Associate Professor of Special Education (tenured)
  • Learning Disabilities Consultant Resource Teacher, FL
  • Director, Brevard County, Program for Adults with Visual Impairments
  • Pennsylvania State Department of Education Office for Dispute Resolution (1989–present)
    Special Education Hearing Officer, Special Education Appeals Panel Review Officer,
    Special Education Mediator, IEP/IFSP Facilitator and Resolution Meeting Facilitator