Vice Chair of Research
L. Danielle “Danie” Roberts-Dahm, Ph.D. is the Co- Principal Investigator and Director of the Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. She is also the Principal Investigator and Director of Project 10: Transition Education Network, a state technical assistance project focused on secondary transition of students with disabilities in Florida. She was a partner with the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education, where she provides technical assistance and support to develop and/or expand inclusive postsecondary programs throughout Florida. Through these organizations, Danie and her colleagues collaborate to build capacity of best practice implementation to facilitate a positive secondary transition experience and inclusive college opportunities for students with disabilities across Florida. Her experiences preparing students with diverse abilities to transition from high school to college, career and life ready inspired her to pursue a Ph.D. focused on special education, secondary transition, educational leadership and policy studies.