Dr. Ipsen has worked at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities (RIIC) since 1992. She currently serves as the Associate Director for RIIC and Director of Rural Employment Research for the RTC: Rural. She holds a Ph.D. in Multidisciplinary Studies and an M.A. in Economics, both from the University of Montana. Dr. Ipsen has over 20 years of experience in disability research and evaluation, with funding through the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and U.S. Department of Education. Her research interests focus on service delivery strategies to support rural consumers in securing and maintaining employment.
- Community and Economic Development
- Comparing Rural/Urban Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery
- Health Plans to Employment
- Living Well with a Disability
- Pain Interference Patterns
- Premature Exit from VR Services
- Aspire: Promise
- Rural Contracted Services
- Rural Self-Employment Opportunities
- Secondary Conditions
- State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Self-Employment Policies and Procedures
- Use of Social Media for Employment
- Vocational Rehabilitation Linkages with Small Business Development Centers
- VR Agencies’ Use of Telecommunications to Deliver Services
- Worker Cooperatives
- Working Well with a Disability
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