Dr Susanne Bruyere, Keynote Speaker
Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, is currently Professor of Disability Studies, the Director of the Employment and Disability Institute, and Associate Dean of Outreach at the Cornell University ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School, Ithaca, N.Y.
Dr. Bruyère is currently Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator of numerous federally-sponsored research, dissemination, and technical assistance efforts focused on employment and disability policy and effective workplace practices for people with disabilities including: the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practice to Improve Employment Outcomes for Persons with Disabilities; and the Organizational Practices to Increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities: The Power of Social Networks.
She is a past president of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (22) of the American Psychological Association, the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.
She holds a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (22) American Psychological Association, a past-chair of GLADNET (the Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training), and a past-chair and current Board Member of CARF (rehabilitation facility accreditation organization).