Katherine Bromley

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Research Associate
College of Education


Dr. Bromley has spent her career as a student and researcher at the University of Oregon. Prior to receiving her doctorate in Special Education, she worked as a learning and access specialist for college students with disabilities. She has also worked as a postdoctoral scholar conducting research focused on improving education and employment outcomes for young women with disabilities. As a Research Associate in the Center on Human Development, she is currently working on federally funded research projects that seek to improve the transition outcomes of adolescents with disabilities through applied interventions and systems-level change.


2019, Ph.D., Special Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2011, M.A., Special Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2008, B.A., International Relations, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Bromley, K. W., Hirano, K., Kittelman, A., Mazzottti, V., & McCroskey, C. (in press). Barriers to work-based learning experiences: A mixed methods study of perceptions from the field. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Kittelman, A., Bromley, K. W., Mazzottti, V., McCroskey, C., & Hirano, K. (in press). Instructional and behavioral strategies used to support students participating in work-based learning experiences. Journal of Rehabilitation.

Reardon, K., Bromley, K. W., & Unruh, D. (in press). The promise of universal design in postsecondary education: A literature review. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Bromley, K. W., Murray, C., Rochelle, J., & Lombardi, A. (2020). Social support among college students with disabilities: Structural patterns and satisfaction. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2020.1778485

Mazzotti, V. L., Kittelman, A., Bromley, K. W., & Hirano, K. A. (2020). Experimental analysis of multi-component intervention to support youth in integrated work settings. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-201092

Sinclair, J., Bromley, K. W., Shogren, K., Murray, C., Unruh, D., & Harn, B. (2017). An analysis of motivation in three self-determination curricula. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 40(3), 175-185. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165143416676081

Kittelman, A., Bromley, K. W., & Mazzotti, V. L. (2016). Functional behavioral assessments and behavior support plans for work-based learning. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 39(2), 121-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/2165143416633682


Dr. Bromley’s research focuses on understanding and leveraging the influence of social capital on education, employment, and health outcomes for adolescents and young adults with disabilities. She is also interested in supporting the development and implementation of community-based work experiences for youth during high school.