Katherine M. J. Vroman

UNH-4U Bridges Instructor

Education

  • (2019) Ph.D., Syracuse University, Disability Studies
  • (2010) Ed.M., Boston University, International Educational Development
  • (2004) B.A., Boston University, Classical Civilization and Women's Studies

Professional Background

Over the last decade, Katherine has worn many hats across the fields of disability studies and inclusive education (trainer, technical assistance provider, instructor, researcher, grant writer, and inclusion facilitator), endeavoring to support equitable education access and participation for individuals with disabilities. She has instructed pre-service educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Syracuse University, Montclair State University and The College of New Jersey. Katherine specializes in supporting students with complex support needs throughout their schooling from K-12 to transition and inclusive postsecondary education access.

Projects

The New Hampshire Leadership Series has been supporting and challenging NH self-advocates and family members to further develop, strengthen and utilize their leadership skills since 1988. With 1000 graduates, we are a state that is strong on leadership and advocacy that is initiated and driven by our leadership graduates.
The UNH-Institute on Disability (IOD), in partnership with numerous UNH academic and administrative partners is working to provide inclusive higher education opportunities to young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID).  Planning efforts are well underway on the Durham campus to provide a 2- year day and/or residential Community Transition Program (CTP). A CTP Program is a federally recognized program at a higher education institution that offers inclusive education for individuals with ID that leads to credential attainment.