Dr. Vicki McGinley
Dr. Vicki McGinley is the hearing officer assigned to due process cases where CSIU or an LEA within CSIU is a party. In addition, Dr. McGinley is the hearing officer assigned to gifted due process matters. Dr. Vicki McGinley has extensive hearing officer experience, serving in this capacity in the State of Delaware since 1992, and previously serving as a part-time hearing officer for ODR for seven years. Dr. McGinley has worked as a professional in the education field since 1985, and in a variety of positions supporting the conflict resolution process, including hearing officer, mediator, and IEP facilitator. Dr. McGinley has a Secondary Education/English degree from the University of Pittsburgh; a M.Ed. in Special Education from Temple University; and a Ph.D. in Special Education from Temple University (with a focus on communication disorders). She is a Professor of Special Education at West Chester University, where she also serves as a mediator and fact finder for the Office of Social Equity. Dr. McGinley periodically serves as a state special education monitor, as well as a PDE monitor for accreditation for IHE teacher training programs. Dr. McGinley has taught gifted English as well as being a Parent of a previously-identified gifted child.