Kimberly J. Osmani

Kimberly J. Osmani

Research Associate
201 Dolgen Hall

Ithaca,New York 14853
Phone: (405) 410-5296
Fax: (607) 255-2763

Kim joined the Yang-Tan Institute as an Extension Associate in October 2017. In her position, Kim has two projects on which she works. The first project is supporting the Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC) as a Technical Assistance Liaison. Kim also provides professional development and technical assistance to New York State Transition Specialists through the Professional Development Support Center (PDSC), a contract from the NY SED. Kim has extensive experience in working with youth with disabilities--first as a special education teacher for ten years, then as an Associate State Director of Special Education Services at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and finally as the Statewide Transition Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Kim Chairs the Oklahoma Transition Council, is Secretary for Oklahoma’s Chapter of the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), is Chair of the CEC-DCDT Policy and Advocacy Committee, and is Past President of the National Rehabilitation Association Transition Specialties Division.


Currently, Kim is a Transition Scholar at the University of Oklahoma’s Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment completing coursework toward her doctorate in special education with an emphasis on transition. Kim hopes to complete her degree program by May of 2019.


Master of Education 1998 – University of Oklahoma, Norman – Educational Administration
Master of Education 1994 – University of Florida, Gainesville – Special Education
B.A. 1993 – University of Florida, Gainesville – Special Education
A.A.S. 1990 – Broward Community College – Business Administration