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Cliff Oliech is an instructor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education and a graduate of the Ph.D. Special Education program at Duquesne University. Cliff has taught various undergraduate and graduates Special Education courses in the School of Education as a graduate teaching assistant and an instructor on record.

Before joining Duquesne University as a graduate student, Cliff was a teacher in the Kenyan public-school systems, where he taught high school level students science (Biology and Chemistry) between 2011 and 2018. His research interest is in the application of principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to design academic programs, assessments, and interventions that will enhance the transition of individuals with high and low incidence disabilities to postsecondary environments using a single-subject design methodology.


  • Ph.D., Special Education, Duquesne University
  • M.S.Ed., Special Education - Cognitive, Behavior, Physical/Health Disabilities, 2020
  • B.S.Ed., Special Needs Education with IT, Maseno University, Maseno, Kenya, 2010

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