Meet Our Team
Educators, Artists, Engineers, & Designers behind the Ability Project
Luke DuboisCo-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 PetitAssociate 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 PerrClinical 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 RosenbergAdjunct 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-VolpeAbility 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 GoldsteinSenior 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.
Jason BeckAbility Project Resident
Jason explores assistive technology, broadly defined, through collaborative building and hacking of open source technologies. He has a particular interest in play and its importance for children.