Dr. Oksana Hagerty is an educational and development psychologist, who serves as a learning specialist at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., the first accredited higher education institution to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disability, ADHD and other learning differences. Dr. Hagerty specializes in academic support, cognitive abilities, learning disability interventions, and educational and developmental psychology. Prior to Beacon, Dr. Hagerty served as education program consultant to University Advisors International, Inc. an investment and consulting firm that provides counsel to higher-education institutions, NGOs and corporations on four continents. For 12 years, she served as an associate professor at Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University [Ukraine], teaching a variety of practical, methodological, and theoretical courses in developmental and educational psychology. Her op-eds have appeared on Momoandme.com. Dr. Hagerty also has been quoted by Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, The Deseret News, SheKnows.com and Babble.