Vital Junctures: Exploring the Intersection of Students’ Disability Status, Race, and Gender


Katherine C. Aquino holds a BS in psychology, MA in school psychology, and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy. Her research interests include the socio-academic transitioning into and throughout postsecondary education for students with disabilities and other underrepresented student populations. Her work has been accepted to the Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, and the Review of Higher Education. Katherine currently serves as Adjunct Professor and Program Specialist for Accreditation and Assessment at New Jersey City University. She was the recipient of the 2015 Disability Determination Grant, awarded by Policy Research, Inc. She is the co-editor and author of Disability as Diversity in Higher Education: Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success (Routledge).