PhD, University of Birmingham, UK; MSc, Lehman College; BA, Hunter College

Research Interests

Learning barriers; learning strategies; cognitive style; problem-solving and external representations; working memory; dyslexia and dyscalculia; assistive technology (widening access and accessibility); Asperger’s syndrome; literacy and cross-cultural issues; mind models of disability


Dr. Cleeton has conducted research in education for more than 30 years. She has taught in American and British schools and universities and advocated for individuals with disabilities in both countries. She has experience supervising student teachers and graduate students in special education. Currently, she mentors PhD and EdD students at Walden. She has published articles and a book and presented papers locally and internationally. She serves as a committee member on the European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN) and is a reviewer for the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning.