Visiting Scholar (Rudin Center)
Dr. Simon has more than 30 years of professional experience in the disability and transportation fields. She has been an educator, manager in the public and private sector, consultant and public policy analyst. She holds a Ph.D. in Special Education, focusing on Disability Transportation Policy, a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and Supervision, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. In the transportation arena, Dr. Simon gained national and international recognition for her knowledge and expertise in accessible transportation policy. Throughout the past two decades she has assisted numerous transit agencies and transportation companies with compliance with the ADA and other accessible transportation policies. She developed and conducted training initiatives throughout the industry. Dr. Simon has held management and senior-level positions at the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, D.C., the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in Baltimore, Maryland, Director of Project ACTION (Accessible Community Transportation in Our Nation) for National Easter Seals in Washington, D.C., and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) in Washington, DC.