Research Committee

Working Toward the Future

The ATIA Research Committee of leading investigators from universities and manufacturers works to advance assistive technology (AT) at the consumer, industry, and policy levels by conducting and communicating about evidence-based research.


  • Support the credibility of manufacturers with potential funding organizations and customers by demonstrating effective research outcomes
  • Increase the effectiveness of products and services by promoting the use of scientifically based evidence in the development and delivery of assistive technology solutions
  • Boost the credibility of the industry by building the collective knowledge of company leaders with assistive technology stakeholders
  • Influence policy in areas related to research (SBIR and other research grant opportunities, Medicare and related funding sources)

ATIA Research Committee Members

Research Committee Chair


Photo of Russell CrossRussell T. Cross,  ATIA Research Committee Chair
Director of Clinical Operations & Research

ATOB Editorial Board Member

Research Committee Members


Cathy Bodine headshot Cathy Bodine, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering,
Deparment of Pediatrics
University of Colorado–Denver
Executive Director
Assistive Technology Partners
Jason Caroll headshotJason Carroll
Global Product Manager
Texthelp Ltd.
Photo of Anya EvmenovaAnya Evmenov
Associate Professor, Division of Special Education and disAbility Research, George Mason University

ATOB Editor-in-Chief

 Headshot of Lori GeistLori Geist
Assistant Professor & Project Director
Center for Literacy & Disability Studies
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ATOB Editorial Board Member
Photo of Kate HerndonKate Herndon
Director of Educational Research
American Printing House for the Blind
ATOB Associate Editor
Photo of Carolyn PhillipsCarolyn P. Phillips
Principal Investigator and Director
Tools for Life
Georgia Institute of Technology
ATOB Associate Editor
Photo of Ben SatterfieldBen Satterfield
Research Consultant Center for AT Excellence
GA Tools for Life at Georgia Institute of Technology
ATOB Editorial Board Member
Photo of Carol StangerCarol Stanger
Director of Research
Attainment Company Inc.
Richard D. Steele
Chief Scientist
Lingraphica Corp.
LPhoto of Lisa Wadorsisa Wadors Verne
Program Manager: Education,
Research & Partnerships