Jennifer L. Cmar

Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University

Dr. Cmar is an Assistant Research Professor at the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University. She is also a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Her research focuses on improving employment outcomes for individuals who are blind or have low vision. She is particularly interested in improving post-school outcomes for youth who are transitioning from school to work.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Assistant Research Professor, National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision, Mississippi State University

Education

  • 2015 
    University of California, Los Angeles & California State University, Los Angeles, Ph.D. in Special Education
  • 2014 
    University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. in Education
  • 2006 
    Florida State University, M.S. in Visual Disabilities
  • 2005 
    Florida State University, B.S. in Visual Disabilities

Publications

  • 2019
    Effectiveness of a job search training program for youth with visual impairments, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
  • 2019
    Employment outcomes and job quality of vocational rehabilitation consumers with deaf-blindness, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
  • 2019
    Characteristics, services, and outcomes of vocational rehabilitation consumers who are deaf-blind, Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association
  • 2019
    Services for consumers who are deaf-blind: Vocational rehabilitation agency service models utilized and their effectiveness, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • 2019
    Promoting self-determination for students with visual impairments: A review of the literature, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • 2019
    Effective self-determination practices for students with disabilities: Implications for students with visual impairments, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • 2019
    Professionals’ implicit attitudes about the competence of people who are blind, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • 2018
    In-school predictors of post-school employment for youth who are deaf-blind, Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
  • 2018
    Drivers with low vision: Characteristics and transportation issues, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • 2018
    Transportation self-efficacy and employment among individuals with visual impairments, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • 2018
    Experiences of young adults with deaf-blindness after high school, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • 2017
    Stress associated with transportation: A survey of persons with visual impairments, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
  • 2015
    Orientation and mobility skills and outcome expectations as predictors of employment for young adults with visual impairments, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Research Areas

  • Special Education And Disability (130312)