Kristin Ruedel, Ph.D. serves as content developer for PowerUp WHAT WORKS, assists in website design and contributes to gathering and developing appropriate resources for the website. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of special education, as a teacher, teacher trainer, technical assistance provider, evaluator and researcher and has worked on a variety of projects funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services promoting research, use, and implementation of technology to enhance educational achievement among individuals with disabilities since 1990. Dr. Ruedel received her B.A. from Eastern Michigan University in mathematics education and special education for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals, her M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education in International Education Policy and her Ph.D. from University of Maryland in Special Education Policy.