RESEARCH & EVALUATION
- Institute on Disabilities Research Mission and Introduction
- Research on Accessible and Assistive Technology at the Institute on Disabilities
- Quality Management/Quality Assurance
- Research on Health at the Institute on Disabilities
- Criminal Justice Initiative
- Post-Secondary Research Projects
- Other Presentations/Publications
- Research Highlight of the Quarter and Recently Obtained Grants
- Celia Feinstein
Ms. Feinstein is the Associate Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the Institute on Disabilities, directing the Institute's Leadership Development activities includig Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking and all of its variations. In addition, Ms. Feinstein directs The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families, as well as evaluation activities such as Independent Monitoring for Quality, Montgomery County monitoring and evaluating family support services. Ms. Feinstein received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Master of Arts. in Medical Sociology from Temple University. She has also completed her doctoral coursework in Medical Sociology.
- Guy Caruso, PhD
As Western Coordinator, Dr. Caruso is responsible for training and related activities in western Pennsylvania. In addition, he provides technical assistance to Pennsylvania's OMR Independent Monitoring for Quality Program. He has worked in human services for 32 years as an advocate, teacher, trainer, researcher, and consultant. Dr. Caruso has a master's degree and a doctorate from Syracuse University.
- Beverly Frantz, Ph.D.
Beverly Frantz coordinates the Sexual Health and Criminal Justice initiatives at the Institute. She has published numerous personal safety/sexual abuse curricula, peer reviewed journal articles, and is a nationally recognized speaker. Ms. Frantz is the co-founder of A Woman's Place, a domestic violence shelter, serves on the faculty of the PA Victim Assistance Academy, and is a Vera Institute of Justice Associate. She earned M.S. degrees from Villanova University and the London School of Economics and her doctorate degree in human sexuality from Widener University.
- Jim Lemanowicz
Mr. Lemanowicz is Assistant Director of Research at the Institute on Disabilities, as well as the Data Coordinator for the NIRS database. A 30+ year employee of Temple his responsibilities include statistical analysis and data management on multiple research projects. Mr. Lemanowicz co-authored several publications in developmental disabilities and presented at many forums. Currently his area of concentration is quality assurance, consumer interviews, and evaluation of the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Mr. Lemanowicz received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Temple University.
- Kathy Miller
As Assistant Director of Training, Ms. Miller is responsible for overseeing the Institute's leadership development training programs. She also manages the Supported Leadership Initiative providing supports to self advocates on boards and committees and the Academy for Adult Learning a postsecondary opportunity at Temple for adults with intellectual disabilities. Kathy has a Master's Degree in social work, and has worked along with and for people with disabilities for over 25 years.