Dr. Whitfield is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 18 years of experience in public education. She has taught in higher education for over seven years – teaching Applied Behavior Analysis and special education courses to graduate students. Dr. Whitfield’s love for education began when she was a little girl and grew into a passion for special education. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Elementary Education from Kentucky State University, a Master of Education degree in Multiple and Severe Disabilities from Georgia State University, a Master of Science degree in Psychological Services with a concentration in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Purdue University Global, and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University. She has served as a teacher and an administrator working at the school, district, and state levels coaching and providing guidance to educators and therapists who work with students with disabilities in school and clinical settings. Her areas of expertise include behavioral therapy and instructional support and services for learners with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and emotional behavior disorders. Dr. Whitfield currently serves as the Director of the Delaware Office of Statewide Autism Programs developing policies and programs to facilitate educational programming for students with autism spectrum disorder, working closely with families and school teams in preparing a path for students with autism spectrum disorder to become productive, socially connected, and personally fulfilled members of the community.