Robert L. Todd

Senior Research Scientist

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Robert L. Todd is a Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA). He holds an M.S. degree in Information, Design and Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as an M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. He is the Director of CATEA's Accessible Education and Information (AEI) Laboratory. He is the current and previous Principal Investigator for numerous federal and state funded research and dissemination projects on accessible and universal education, accessible and usable web resources, and assistive technologies.

He is currently Principal Investigator for the NSF BreakThru project on virtual worlds for STEM mentoring, the NSF SciTrain initiative to research online training for STEM teachers, and the U.S. Department of Educaiton SciTrain U. project to research more effective STEM courses and laboratories for post-secondary education. He directs related research on the usability and accessibility of online resources and is an instructor for the College of Architecture and College of Computing as well as Georgia Tech's continuing education program.

Research Interests: Accessible and universal STEM education, barrier-free websites and tools, assistive technology for persons with disabilities


  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, M.S., Information Design & Technology
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, B.S.


  • License - Professional Counselor, state of Georgia
  • Equal Access to Software and Information certification, Rochester Institute of Technology
Professional Memberships/Affiliations
  • Institute for People and Technology (IPAT)
  • National Rehabilitation Association
  • Graphics, Visualization & Usability (GVU) Center at Georgia Tech
  • Mortar Board National Honor Society, Officer
  • CHI-Atlanta (Computer-Human Interaction)