Dr. Scherer received her doctorate from the University of Rochester in the areas of Counseling, Family and Worklife Studies. She has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is the Director for the Institute for Matching Person and Technology. She is also the Sr. Research Associate for the International Center for Hearing and Speech Research (a joint program of the University of Rochester and National Technical Institute for the Deaf/Rochester Institute of Technology). Dr. Scherer is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Rehabilitation Psychology, Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology and in Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics. She is also a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and a member of the editorial board of the journal Disability and Rehabilitation, official journal of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.