Kate Vanderheiden

Kate Vanderheiden

Kate Vanderheiden

Program Manager of the Trace R&D Center
Office: 
Hornbake Building (South Wing), Room 2117-B
Telephone: 
(301) 541-8154
Kate joined the Trace R&D Center at Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994, transferring with the Center to Univ. of Maryland in 2016.  At the Trace Center, she has managed a series of nine five-year Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center grants, plus additional multi-year grants and contracts, totaling over $60 million, with a focus is on research, development, commercial transfer, and system change related to accessible design of information and communication technology.  In addition to proposal management, grant administration, reporting, and overall program management, Kate has served as the lead on the Trace Center’s training and outreach activities. Her current program responsibilities include coordination and planning for large-scale pilot testing of auto-personalization software (currently under development), as well as planning for transfer of auto-personalization sales and operation after grant funding ends.
 
Kate has a degree in business administration and accounting. Prior to joining the Trace Center, she had 5 years of experience as a financial auditor and training developer (with Arthur Andersen & Co.).