Caitlin Forbes Spears Ph.D.
Pittsburgh Lead Investigator
OCD Director of Evaluation and Research. Caitlin received her doctorate in special education from the University of Oregon in 2014, followed by a three-year post-doctoral research appointment at the Ohio State University. She brings a strong set of analytic, data and project management skills to her evaluation work, including a diverse methodological background. A former special education teacher, Caitlin also has significant education content-expertise, including a focus on early childhood special education, language and literacy instruction, multitiered systems of support, educator training and professional development, and measuring complex classroom processes.