- Director of DirectCourse at the University of Minnesota
Kristin Dean, M.S. is the Director of DirectCourse at the University of Minnesota, a project housed within the Research and Training Center on Community Living and Employment/Institute on Community Integration.
She has 25 years experience providing quality services to people with disabilities in a variety of settings. Much of her work experience prior to coming to the Institute on Community Integration centered on using therapeutic recreation to empower people with disabilities to develop the quality of life they want in their communities. Her responsibilities at the Institute for Community Integration's Research and Training Center include directing all aspects of the Institute's involvement in DirectCourse as well as coordinating institute wide web development initiatives.