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Dora M. Raymaker
Dora M. Raymaker


Research Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Systems Science, Portland State University (PSU), 2015
  • MS, Systems Science, PSU, 2009
  • Graduate Certificate, Computer Modeling and Simulation, PSU, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate, Computational Intelligence, PSU, 2007
  • BFA, painting, Maine College of Art 1994

PSU History

Dr. Raymaker has been a part of the PSU community since 2004, when she was a post-bach student taking prerequistes in preparation for the Systems Science graduate program. While working on her graduate studies, she became involved with the amazing research community at the Regional Research Institute for Human Services, and has been a part of the Institute ever since.

Professional Focus

Dr. Raymaker is a principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple projects at the RRI, and is the co-director of the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE,, a community-campus partnership that aims to improve the lives of adults on the autism spectrum. Her research interests include community-engaged practices, systems thinking, accessible technology, measurement adaptation and knowledge translation, and dynamics at the intersection of science, society, and public policy. Dr. Raymaker conducts research in collaboration with disability communities.

Personal Interests

In her three minutes of free time, Dr. Raymaker enjoys writing fiction and painting. To learn more about her novels, multi-media art projects, and other work, please see her personal web site at

Curriculum Vitae