Associate Director, Disability Studies and Services
Amy Detgen is Associate Director of Disability Studies and Services at FHI 360 and specializes in projects and studies concerning underserved populations. She has more than 17 years of experience as a project manager, researcher and program evaluator.
Detgen is also the project director for Let’s Participate!, a model demonstration project examining the use of assistive technology with infants, toddlers and young children funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). She is the internal evaluator for another OSEP-funded national center, the Center on Technology and Disability. In addition to her work in special education, Detgen is the evaluator for the Bridge to Employment project – a global initiative which aims to prepare high school students in disadvantaged communities for college and health-related careers.
Previously, Detgen served as project director for two Institute for Education Sciences Issues and Answers studies: one on the replication of a career academy model, the Georgia Central Educational Center; and one on the status of Response to Intervention policy and practices in the REL-Midwest states. She also served as the deputy project director on an Issues and Answers report: Status of General Education Teacher Preparation to Provide Instruction to Students with Disabilities.
Prior to working at FHI 360, she worked at Westat, serving as task leader for the Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Her prior experience also includes conducting evaluations of state adoption and foster care programs for the Department of Health and Human Services in both Maine and New Hampshire.
She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire.