From Research to Practice: A Strategic Planning System for Postsecondary Education Programs

Author: Drew Andrews

Paula D. Kohler Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities and Professor of Exceptional Student Education at the University of Central Florida. She also serves as co-director of the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) funded by the U. S. Department of Education, and is an Emeritus Professor at Western Michigan University from where she retired as Associate Vice President for Research. Dr. Kohler conducts research regarding effective transition education and services for youth with disabilities across a range of topics, including college and career readiness. She has accomplished this work with support from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and state departments of education. Her Taxonomy for Transition Programming and Taxonomy 2.0 are recognized as an effective model for planning, implementing, and evaluating transition-focused education.