Director, Special Education (Career Connections Research Center) Associate VP for Research (Special Education and Literacy Studies)
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B.S., University of Florida
M.A., University of Central Florida
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Dr. Kohler's research focuses on Identifying and analyzing students' post-school outcomes and effective secondary education practices, understanding effects of career development on post-school outcomes; and identifying and evaluating strategies for implementing and sustaining research-based practices. Dr. Kohler is widely recognized for her research regarding effective transition practices for youth with disabilities, including effective transition programs, transition-related competencies, career and technical experiences, and work-based education. Her work on "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.