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College of Education

Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab

Christine McManus– Lab Manager / Researcher

Christine McManus is pursuing a Doctorate in Math and Science Education in the school of Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on Computer Science. She earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership, specializing in Career and Technical Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also holds two Advanced Study Certificates in Technology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an Advanced Study Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education from Southern Utah University. Her interests are physiological measurement of cognitive performance of educational technology (mobile application development, augmented and virtual reality) in math and science, with a special interest areas of special education and gerontechnology.


Adnan Athobaiti

Adnan Althobaiti – Researcher

Adnan Althobaiti is pursuing a Doctorate in special education. He earned his master’s degree in special education from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. Adnan was a research assistant at Institute for Autism Research, Canisius College. The area of research that Adnan is interested in is the social, intellectual, and emotional aspects of gifted education and highly capable students. Adnan is also supporting some of the international outreach initiatives of the ATRD Lab.