Dr. Kim Cordingly is a Lead Consultant with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Kim began working at JAN in 1985 and leads the self-employment team. In this role, she provides individualized technical assistance and support to individuals with disabilities who are interested in entrepreneurial options such as self-employment, microenterprise development, starting a home-based business, independent contracting, and non-profit development. In addition to providing direct services, Kim presents nationally on these topics as well as contributes to research and writing publications. She also edits the JAN Blog.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from West Virginia University, and in 2007 received a Ph.D. in geography from WVU. Her research interests include economic restructuring and work; spatial and place-based approaches to disability; women and entrepreneurship; and qualitative research methods. Kim is a faculty associate with WVU's Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and participates in professional organizations in her field with a particular interest in the intersection of geography and gender.