Faculty and Staff
Katherine Inge, Ph.D., O.T.R, Research Director, VCU-RRTC. Dr. Inge holds degrees in occupational therapy, special education, and educational leadership. She has been the PI or Project Director for numerous employment demonstration projects, such as the VCU RRTC on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities, and is currently the Principal Investigator for a Disability Rehabilitation Research Project on Customized Employment (CE). Dr. Inge has designed and implemented research studies to include national focus groups and surveys on competitive integrated employment including a recent survey on CE, and two Random Control Trial (RCT) studies on knowledge translation. Currently, she is directing a RCT on customized employment. In addition, Dr. Inge leads VCU-RRTC's portfolio of online courses as the Director of Instructional Technology.
Dr. Inge has been with VCU-RRTC since 1982 and has co-authored books, book chapters, journal articles, newsletters, and produced numerous other training materials on employment for individuals with significant disabilities. She is the Director of Instructional Technology at VCU and has served as PI or Project Director for projects on employment including START-UP-USA, DOL ODEP (self-employment); the Region III Community Rehabilitation Providers continuing education program (CRP-RCEP), RSA; Training And Technical Assistance For Providers (T-TAP), DOL ODEP; TechLink, an online project offering course work on transition and employment US Dept of Education; Project Access for people with physical disabilities, RSA; and other transition-age youth demonstration projects.
Jennifer Todd McDonough has been a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and working in the field of employment for people with disabilities for over 10 years. She earned her M.S. from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Rehabilitation Counseling. Ms. McDonough is the Associate Director of Training at VCU-RRTC. She is also the Project Coordinator for the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders DRRP.
Additionally, Ms. McDonough provides technical assistance and disseminates resources nationally to individuals interested in pursuing self-employment. Ms. McDonough is a national expert on Social Security Disability Benefits and Work Incentives. Throughout her career with VCU-RRTC, Ms. McDonough has worked directly with individuals with disabilities assisting them in locating employment and determining accommodation needs.