Therese Willkomm, PhD

Institute on Disability / UCED
Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NX 03824-3595
Phone: 603-862-4320
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: January 27, 2016

Therese Willkomm

Discipline Coordinators: Assistive Technology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: AT Connects
Discipline(s): Assistive Technology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Assistive Technology
Education: Apr. 1997 Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ;

Apr. 1997 Certificate in Rehabilitation Technology, University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;

Apr. 1997 Certificate in Rehabilitation Technology Service Delivery; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;

Aug. 1984 M.S. Vocational Rehabilitation Job Development/Job Placement, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa;

May 1982 B.S. Vocational Rehabilitation (Summa Cum Laude), University of Wisconsin-Stout; Menomonie, Wisconsin;

May 1982 B.S. Special Education, University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Certified K-12
Service: Universal Design for Learning/Universal Course Design


Professional Background

Dr. Willkomm is currently the Director of the New Hampshire Statewide Assistive Technology Program (ATinNH) with the Institute on Disability and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy.  In addition, Dr. Willkomm is the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology Program and the coordinator of the Disability Studies Minor.  She has been engaged in providing/managing assistive technology services for over 28 years in the areas of home, school, and worksite modifications for persons with disabilities.  She is know nationally and internationally as "The MacGyver of Assistive Technology" and for her work in rural rehabilitation technology.  Dr. Willkomm has presented in 38 states, five foreign countires, and three U.S. territories and authored 22 publications including her most recent book titled "Make a Difference Today - Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes."