•  Research approach values and utilizes collaborative partnerships with community members, organizational members, and academic researchers. The purpose of this collaboration is to build capacity to improve research dissemination infrastructure and therefore enhance service delivery. This integrated approach to research promotes exploration and identification of community needs, priorities, strengths, and assets. Current research priorities include: 
  • Accessible Agriculture
  • Accessible Housing
  • Employment of People with the most Significant Disabilities
  • Safety and Security of Women with Disabilities Incarcerated
  • Systems Change within Disability Service Organizations
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Consumer Satisfaction 
Past Affiliations

Executive Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling/School Psychology, Auburn University

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling, College of Education, Auburn University

PhD, Auburn University, Rehabilitation and Special Education, 2015
MS, Boston University, Rehabilitation Counseling, 1990
Bachelor Degree, Washington and Jefferson College, Psychology and Sociology, 1986
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