Our Team

Multiple entities collaborate on NTACT:C to provide broad and varied experience, expertise, and technical assistance (TA).

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

UNCC’s Cato College of Education serves as the lead agency for NTACT:C. Catherine Fowler is the Director at UNCC, with several additional faculty and staff who provide leadership across all activities.


The George Washington University (GW)

Staff of the GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education (CRCRE), directed by Maureen McGuire-Kuletz and Melissa Diehl, provide TA focused on pre-employment transition services.


Portland State University (PSU)

The Transition Coalition at PSU, Directed by Mary Morningstar, co-leads Universal Technical Assistance and professional development capacity activities on multiple transition-related topics.


University of Oregon (UO)

Staff from UO’s Secondary Special Education and Transition (SSET) research unit, directed by Deanne Unruh, provide cross-site coordination, evaluation, and co-lead Intensive Technical Assistance to states.


University of Kansas (KU)

The Transition Coalition at KU, Directed by Dana Lattin, provides website development and integration across all TA levels and supports knowledge translation into resources for stakeholders.


University of Maryland (UMD)

Ellen Fabian and Rich Luecking co-direct the work at UMD Center for Transition and Career Innovation deliver TA focused on collaboration and career development, including work-based learning.


East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

Directed by Dawn Rowe, ETSU provides identification and dissemination of effective practices and universal and targeted TA activities.