Meet Our Team

Educators, Artists, Engineers, & Designers behind the Ability Project

Luke Dubois

Luke Dubois

Co-Director / Associate Professor Of IDM

R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations including Toni Dove, Todd Reynolds, Jamie Jewett, Bora Yoon, Michael Joaquin Grey, Matthew Ritchie, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon, Maya Lin, Bang on a Can, Engine 27, Harvestworks, and LEMUR, and was the director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra for its 2007 season.

Marianne Petit

Marianne Petit

Associate Arts Professor

Marianne Petit has been teaching classes on Developing Assistive Technologies for over 10 years. As a full-time faculty member at ITP, Marianne, in collaboration with Anita Perr, initiated a cooperation between ITP and Steinhardt OT, leading collaborations with many organizations, including Montefiore Children’s Hospital. Having received funding for several years (2005-2009) from the Nathan Cummings foundation to support student projects for deployment into clinical sites, Anita and Marianne finally found a home for their multidisciplinary classes within the Ability Project.

Anita Perr

Anita Perr

Clinical Associate Professor Of Occupational Therapy

Anita Perr, PhD, ATP, FAOTA, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Ms. Perr uses collaborative teaching to encourage students to explore the best ways to approach clinically relevant issues. Her extensive clinical experience informs her classroom teaching. Students appreciate the problem-based, practical nature of her courses.

Beth Rosenberg

Beth Rosenberg

Adjunct Faculty, Founder Of TechKids Unlimited

Beth is an education consultant who works with educators, technologists, academics, parents, families, schools, teachers and students. She has worked on strategic development, program outreach, interpretive educational exhibition materials, partnerships and collaborations between cultural organizations, community organizations and schools.

Claire Kearney-Volpe

Claire Kearney-Volpe

Ability Project Research Fellow

Claire Kearney-Volpe, Ability Project Research Fellow. Claire Kearney-Volpe is an art therapist, researcher, designer and maker interested in the participatory development of technologies for promoting health and well-being.

Allan Goldstein

Allan Goldstein

Senior Lecturer

Allan Goldstein. Senior Lecturer Allan B. Goldstein is thrilled to be part of the Ability Project team. Both in his experiential learning course partnering with community agencies, “Disability Studies,” and his play reading course designed for the SoE, “STEM and Theatre,” he invites students to participate in their education through discussion of readings, videos and personal experience.