Kimberly Hartmann—Special Interest Section Council Chairperson
Kimberly Hartmann, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. Additionally, she is the associate director of Quinnipiac’s Faculty Collaborative for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She teaches, practices, and conducts research on assistive technology and universal design, service learning, and professional development, and has received grants for all of these endeavors. She has published on these topics in Special Education Technology Practice, OT Practice magazine, AOTA’s Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly, and the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.
Hartmann’s primary area of interest is in integrating assistive technology into everyday, meaningful occupations for children and young adults. In 1989, she joined AOTA’s Roster of Fellows, an award of the highest distinction, in recognition of her expertise in assistive technology education and practice, and her significant contributions to the continuing education and professional development of AOTA’s members. Currently, Hartmann is a consultant to local and state agencies on the provision of assistive technology services.