Mark Harniss

Mark Harniss a white man in his 50s with short brown hair and blue eyes wearing a dark polo shirt in front of fall-colored leaves.
CTDS Director

Mark Harniss, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine, Director of the Center for Technology and Disability Studies, and Director of the UW Disability Studies Program. His research focuses on knowledge translation, assistive technology and accessible design. He teaches in both the Disability Studies Program and the Rehabilitation Medicine doctoral program with an emphasis on knowledge translation and disability policy. He is PI of the NIDILRR-funded ADA Knowledge Translation Center. He is co-investigator on the NIDILRR-funded RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities where he leads a project focused on developing decision aids to support people with disabilities to request reasonable accommodations and co-investigator on a NIDILRR-funded DRRP that is developing an accommodation expert support system for people who are aging.