Fran has worked for over 30 years in the fields of vocational evaluation, assistive technology and universal design for learning. Her experiences have included direct service with high school students, adults with disabilities, and those seeking career assistance. She has taught graduate coursework in vocational evaluation and since 2003, in universal design for learning at GW University. She was an early adopter of technology and taught her first online course in 1997.
Since 2012 she has been working with educators and professionals around the world seeking creative ways to include universal design for learning into their practices.