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Katherine E. McDonald, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
317 Cramer Hall
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland,OR 97207-0751
phone (503) 725-3995
fax (503) 725-3904

Selected Publications
Classes Taught


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

McDonald, K., Kidney, C. Kimmel, A., Nelms, S., Parker, M., & Keys, C. (In Press) Perspectives on risks and protections for the inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities in social science research. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.

Hernandez, B & McDonald, K. (In Press). Exploring the costs and benefits of workers with disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation.

Hernandez, B., McDonald, K., LePera, N., Shahna, M., Wang, T.A., & Levy, J. (In Press). Moving beyond misperceptions: The provision of workplace accommodations. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation.

McDonald, K., Keys, C. & Henry, D. (2008). The gatekeepers of science: Attitudes toward the research participation of adults with intellectualdisabilities. The American Journal on Mental Retardation, 113, 466-478.

McDonald, K. & Keys, C. (2008). How the powerful decide: Access to research participation for those at the margins. American Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 79-93.

McDonald, K & Myrick, S. (2008). Principles, promises, and a personal plea: What is an evaluator to do? American Journal of Evaluation, 29, 341-351.

Hernandez, B. McDonald, K., Divilbiss, M., Horin, E., Velcoff, J., & Donoso, O. (2008). Reflections from employers on the disabled workforce: Focus groups with healthcare, hospitality, and retail administrators. Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, 20, 157-164.

McDonald, K. & Hernandez, B. (2007). Creating social change and protecting research [participants]. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 2, 69-71.

McDonald, K., Keys, C. & Balcazar, F. (2007). Disability, race/ethnicity and gender: Themes of cultural oppression, acts of individual resistance. American Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 145 - 161.

McDonald, K. & Keys, C. (2005). L'Arche: The successes of community, the challenges of empowerment in a faith-centered setting. Journal of Religion, Disability, & Health, 9, 5 - 28.

Book Chapters

McDonald, K., Keys, C. & Balcazar, F. (2009). Living with a learning disability and other marginalized statuses: A multi-level analysis. In Marshall, C., Kendall, E., Gover, R. & Banks, M. (Eds.). Disability: Insights from Across Fields and Around the World. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

McDonald, K., Balcazar, F. & Keys, C. (2005). Youth with disabilities. In. D. DuBois & M. Karcher (Eds.) Handbook of Youth Mentoring. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Bloodworth, M., Kapunga, C., Major, J., McDonald, K., Sharma, A., Viola, J. & Wilson, B. (2004). Student reflections on community research practices and implications. In L. Jason, C. Keys, Y. Suarez-Balcazar, R. Taylor, M. Davis, J. Durlak, & D. Isenberg (Eds.) Participatory Community Research: Theories and Methods in Action. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Encyclopedia Entries

Keys, C. McDonald, K., Myrick, S., & Williams, T. (2008). Disabilities. In N. Salkind (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. Los Angeles, California: SAGE Publications.

McDonald, K. (2006). Group Homes and Community Living. In G. Albrecht (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Disability. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

McDonald, K. (2006). Bengt Nirje. In G. Albrecht (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Disability. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Balcazar, F. & McDonald, K. (2006). Consumer Control. In G. Albrecht (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Disability. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Colon, Y., Keys, C., & McDonald, K. (2006). Advocacy. In G. Albrecht (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Disability. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Research Reports

Hernandez, B., & McDonald, K. (2007). Exploring the Bottom Line: A Study of the Costs and Benefits of Workers with Disabilities. Chicago: DePaul University.