Paula D. Kohler, Ph.D. is ssociate vice president of research and a professor in the Special Education Program at Western Michigan University (WMU) and previously a senior
research associate with the Transition Research Institute at the University
of Illinois. Dr. Kohler also directs the Career Connections Research Center (CCRC). She is recognized for her research regarding effective transition
practices for youth with disabilities, including effective transition
programs, transition-related competencies, career and technical experiences,
work-based education, and other aspects of transition-focused education.
Her Taxonomy for Transition Programming is recognized around the United
States as an effective model for planning, implementing, and evaluating
transition-focused education for students with disabilities, and has
influenced the implementation of transition services in a number of states including New Mexico, New York, and California.
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