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Constance Lyttle, PhD Clinical Professor Drexel University School of Education
Clinical Professor

Constance Fox Lyttle, PhD, JD


PhD, The University of Pittsburgh
JD, Duquesne University
MA, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
BS Ed, The Ohio State University

Program Affiliation

MS, Special Education
PhD, Educational Leadership & Learning Technologies
EdD, Educational Leadership & Management
BS, Education

Lyttle, C., & Betts, K, (Eds.). (2020). Research to practice: Urban special education leaders for tomorrow (1 st ed.). School of Education, Drexel University. 

  • 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
  • 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 

Dr. Lyttle is a Clinical Professor at Drexel University, having created the Collaborative Special Education Law and Process Post Baccalaureate Certificate and Masters Concentration, including, but not limited to Special Education Advocacy and Early Special Education Dispute Resolution Skills Training; while serving as Pennsylvania Special Education Evaluative Mediator, an IEP/IFSP Facilitator and Resolution Meeting Facilitator. Constance has been actively involved in all areas of special education, serving as a tenured Associate Professor of Special Education at Duquesne University; a school district attorney (associate in the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart); a special education parent attorney in private practice, a PA Special Education Hearing Officer and PA Special Education Appeals Panel Officer. Almost ten years ago, Dr. Lyttle founded the consulting practice, Special Education Law Solutions,, through which she assists school districts and families of children with disabilities resolve disputes collaboratively.