TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences

Katherine Byers Ph.D. CRC CVE

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Administration and Rehabilitation Counseling


1989 Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science - Rice University - Houston, TX

1991 Master of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

2004 Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science - University of Florida - Gainesville, FL


  • 1991: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • 1994: Certified Vocational Evaluator


  • Applying Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) techniques to vocational evaluations
  • Advancements in distance education
  • Outcomes assessment in Rehabilitation Counseling


Byers KL, Moorhouse MD, Pomeranz JL, Velozo CA, Spitznagel RL. (2009). Applying Computer Adaptive Testing to Vocational Evaluations. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professional Journal. (In Press).

Reid DL & Byers KL. (2009). A Randomized Double-blind, Crossover Comparison of Two Lecture Delivery Platforms in a Hybrid Distance Program.  American Journal of Pharmacy. 73(5).

Wang YC, Byers KL & Velozo CA. (2008). Validation of the FIM-MDS Crosswalk Conversion Algorithm. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 45(7): 1065-1076.

Wang YC, Byers KL, Velozo CA. (2009). Rasch Analysis of the Minimum Data Set Mandated in Skilled Nursing Facilities.  Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 45(9): 1385-1400.

Pomeranz, J., Byers K, Moorhouse, M., Velozo, C., and Spitznagel, R. (2008). Rasch Analysis to Investigate the Psychometric Properties of the Word Knowledge Subset of the Career Ability Placement Survey. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 51:251-259.

Velozo, C., Byers K, Wang, Y., and Roberts, B. (2007). Translating measures across the continuum of care: Using Rasch analysis to create a crosswalk between the functional independence measure and the minimum data set. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 44(3), 467-478.