Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.


Project Faculty/Staff

Project Investigators:

  • Sheri Berkeley, Associate Professor, Special Education
  • Len Annetta, Professor, Science Education

Graduate Research Assistants:

  • Anna Menditto, Doctoral Student, Special Education & Educational Psychology
  • Amanda Luh, Doctoral Student, Science Education
  • Leigh Ann Kurz, Doctoral Student, Special Education
  • Aubrey Whitehead, Doctoral Student, Educational Psychology
  • Jenny Mischel, Doctoral Student, Educational Psychology
  • Marina Shapiro, Doctoral Student, Science Education

Undergraduate Research Assistants:

  • Imani Cones, Undergraduate Student, Psychology
  • Stephen Guion, Undergraduate Student, Psychology

Other Affiliated Personnel:

  • Stacia Stribling, Assistant Professor, Research Methods
  • Robert Yin, President, Cosmo Corporation

Project Advisory Board:

  • Anastasia Kitsantas, Professor, PhD in Education program, George Mason University
  • Peggy King-Sears, Professor, Special Education, George Mason University
  • Jamie Basham, Associate Professor, Special Education, University of Kansas
  • Daniel Dickerson, Associate Professor, Science Education, Eastern Carolina University
  • Karen Peterman, Evaluator, Karen Peterman Consulting