Kathy Sheppard-Jones
Kathy Sheppard-Jones, PhD, CRC
Training Director
Human Development Institute
Phone: 859-257-8104

Kathy is the training director at the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Department. Her research interests include quality of life, quality assurance, and independent living. Kathy oversees several projects of state and national significance related to quality of life. She has overseen Kentucky's participation in National Core Indicators since 1999. This effort is aimed at assessing support quality and life outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities. Kathy also coordinates the University’s Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities, an 11-hour sequence of courses that provides interdisciplinary pre-service training with a lifespan approach to the field.