Joined Jun 7 2012
Denver, Colorado, USA
I am the Executive Director of The Paraprofessional Resource and Research Center (The PAR²A Center( and I am an Assistant Research Professor at the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) of the University of Colorado Denver. I have been responsible for grant administration, training, research, and fiscal management at the Center for the last 15 years. I am currently the Principal Investigator and Lead Project Director on six projects funded by various funding agencies: U.S. Department of Education (Office of Innovation and Improvement and Office of Special Education Programs); Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE); and, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). In addition, I worked for over 10 years in the capacity of a teacher, trainer, researcher and administrator in various educational institutions in my native country, India. I completed my Ph.D. in the Educational Leadership and Innovation program at the University of Colorado Denver in 2002 with recognition as an outstanding graduate.