Title: Assistive Technology Specialist
Company: Wright State University
Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Katherine Leigh Myers, Assistive Technology Specialist at Wright State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher learning.
In April of this year, Ms. Myers launched a disability scholarship at Wright State University in honor of her father, the engineer Robert Milling. It is one of her many achievements in providing assistive technology to students who have to overcome personal challenges to enter academia. Ms. Myers is proud of holding her department at Wright State together through difficult times, as well as having a strong understanding of family needs. She feels a love of technology shared with her son, Rob, which helps her overcome the difficulty of staying up to date with current developments.
Ms. Myers is an alumna of Wright State University, where she earned a BS in rehabilitation services and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. She is a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disabilities and of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). In addition to aiding students, Ms. Myers is also a prolific volunteer with local groups, and is a choir member with the Patterson Park Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. She was recently named Coordinator of Personal Assistance at Wright State in addition to her previous role, and now oversees the personal assistance station for incoming freshman as well as returning students. She is training several personal assistants, and is on call herself for the personal assistance program.
Ms Myers is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and the Marquis Humanitarian Award, and was named to the Elite American and Elite Women listings by Worldwide Branding. She is featured in the pages of Who’s Who of American Women. In the coming years, Ms. Myers looks forward to continuing her philanthropic volunteerism in retirement, but not until she accomplishes many more assistive technology goals in her current role. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, crocheting, listening to music, and playing the piano and organ. Ms. Myers would also love to share her expertise as a public speaker.
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