Dr. McGinley is a Professor of Special Education at West Chester University. She has taught field and pedagogy coursework, courses on working with the family, behavior management, multicultural and urban education, and action research. Dr. McGinley received her doctorate from Temple University in Special Education/minor in Communication Disorders, and is also certified to teach Secondary Education/English. She has held a number of positions from classroom teaching to directing therapeutic programs. Her interests are in the areas of communication and behavior disorders, inclusive, diverse classrooms and urban communities, and legal issues in education. Dr. McGinley serves as a state hearing officer. She is committed to supporting professionals and families in working with persons with diverse needs. Dr. McGinley has resided in Philadelphia for many years where she volunteers with children and takes advantage of the many cultural, edible and recreational offerings of a large city.