Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice Salutes New Division Director

September 2, 2021

Dr. Tim Riesen is the new director of the Research and Training division of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice.

To him, the research and training are connected: conduct the research, strengthen the training.

Over the last several years, Riesen and his colleagues have conducted research to establish the evidence-based practices around customized employment for people with disabilities. "[We] decided to really look at the look at the literature to see what was out there. ... We found that there wasn't a lot of empirically validated research on customized employment, even though it had been codified in statute," he said.