Catherine Anderson

Researcher I

Catherine (Cayte) Anderson, Ph.D., LPC, CRC serves as a research professor with the Innovative Partnership for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Research & Training (IPARRT) housed within the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).  In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the process evaluation of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Worker Connection initiative in addition to actively contributing to the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE), the Wisconsin Career Advancement grant, and specific research studies focused on youth in transition.

Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has provided leadership on numerous research, demonstration, and systems-change grants for over 25 years. She also recently served as President of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Board of Directors from 2020-2022. Dr. Anderson regularly publishes in peer-reviewed professional journals, including open-source venues to promote knowledge translation in the field. Her research interests include understanding and improving employment, career, and financial outcomes for students and adults with disabilities, transition-age youth and families, interagency collaboration between education and vocational rehabilitation, cultural responsiveness with low-income and marginalized disability populations, and use of evidence-based practices within vocational rehabilitation.

Contact Information
Office: 753G Ed Sciences

Current Projects

RRTC on Employment of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities
RRTC - Employment of Persons with IDD
Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment (VRTAC-QE)
Wisconsin Career Advancement Initiative