Our People

Leadership

  • Roger O. Smith, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA, RESNA Fellow     R2D2 Center Director Occupational Therapy and Industrial Engineering
  • Nathan Spaeth R2D2 Management Team, Technical Director
    Computer Science

Professional Members

  • Dave Edyburn, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist, Professor Emeritus
    Educational Technology, Special Education
  • Mark Johnston, Ph.D. FACRM
    Professor Emeritus
    Economics, Psychology
  • Neil Oldridge, Ph.D., FACSM, FAACVPR, FESC
    Senior Scientist, Professor Emeritus
    Health Outcomes Research
  • Brooke Slavens, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, PI
    Motion Analysis, Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Sheikh (Iqbal) Ahamed, Ph.D.
    Scientist (Marquette University)
    Computer Science
  • Noralyn Pickens, Ph.D. 
    OTR/L Scientist (Texas Woman’s University)
    Occupational Therapy
  • Suzanne Burns, Ph.D., OTR 
    Assistant Professor (University of New Mexico)
    Occupational Therapy
  • Jeffery Crabtree, M.S., OTD, FAOTA
    Associate Professor Emeritus (Indiana University)
    Occupational Therapy
  • Rochelle Mendonca, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor (Columbia University)
    Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Jay Kapellusch, Ph.D.
    Professor, Chair of Occupational Science & Technology
    Ergonomics
  • Ying-Chih (Inga) Wang, OTR/L, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Occupational Science and Technology
  • Melissa Mensah-Brown, M.S.
    Consultant, Instructor
    Biomedical Engineering & Universal Design
  • Thomas Keating, Ph.D.
    President and Ceo,
    Cognitopia/Special Education and Rehabilitation
  • Heidi Janzen 
    Administrative Program Specialist,
    SOAR/Administration
  • Jaclyn Schwartz
    Assistant Professor (Washington University)
    Occupational Therapy

Doctoral Students

  • Lauren Selingo, MS, OTR/L
    R2D2 Center Program Coordinator
    Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy
  • Maysam Ardehali
    Doctoral Student Assistant
    Health Sciences/Electrical Engineering
  • Qussai Obiedat, MS, OT
    Doctoral Student Assistant
    Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy
  • Mason Drake, OTD
    Doctoral Student Assistant
    Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy
  • Laryn O’Donnell, OTD, OTR/L 
    Doctoral Student Assistant
    Health Sciences/Occupational Therapy
  • Anna Bruckbauer, MS, OTR/L 
    Graduate Student Assistant
    Occupational Therapy

Student and Other Research Staff

Collaborative Programs & Affiliates

  • Independence First
    Cindi Pichler, Milwaukee, WI
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Michelle Johnson, Philadelphia, PA
  • Independent Consultant
    Lee Shultz
  • Vanguard Metrics and Analytics, Forensic Prosthetic and Orthotic Consulting
    Brian Gustin
  • Medical College of Wisconsin: DeYoe Lab for Neuroscience Research
    Ted DeYoe, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering
    Adam Greenberg

Team Photos

Most recent to 2005

  • R₂D₂ Center Fall 2021 Staff Photo
    R₂D₂ Center Fall 2021 Staff Photo
  • Spring 2021 R2D2 Staff Photo
    Spring 2021 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2020 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2020 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2019 R₂D₂ Staff Photo
    2019 R₂D₂ Staff Photo
  • 2018 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2018 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2017 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2017 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2015 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2015 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2014 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2014 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2011 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2011 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • January 2011 Students and Staff
    January 2011 Students and Staff
  • 2010 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2010 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2010 R2D2 Students Photo
    2010 R2D2 Students Photo
  • 2009 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2009 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2009 R2D2 Students Photo
    2009 R2D2 Students Photo
  • 2007 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2007 R2D2 Staff Photo
  • 2005 R2D2 Staff Photo
    2005 R2D2 Staff Photo