About

Gina Riley, Ph.D. is an educational psychologist, Clinical Professor, and Program Leader of the Adolescent Special Education Program at CUNY – Hunter College. Dr. Riley has extensive experience working with children and teens diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disabilities. She is also a seasoned academic, with years of teaching, research, and supervisory experience within the fields of special education, psychology, school psychology, and mental health counseling. In addition, Dr. Riley has over 25 years experience in online, hybrid, and hyflex education. She is known internationally for her work in the fields of homeschooling, unschooling, and intrinsically motivated learning. Her books include Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond The Classroom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), The Homeschooling Starter Guide (Simon & Schuster, 2021), and the co-authored The Joys of Self-Directed Learning (Ricci Publishing, 2022). Dr. Riley is President-Elect of the New York State Association of Teacher Educators.