Cornell University

March 28 2006

Susanne Bruyère Recipient of 2006 James F. Garrett Award

Susanne BruyereSusanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Cornell University ILR School’s Associate Dean of Outreach and Director of the Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), is the 2006 recipient of the James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research.

The Garrett Award is awarded by the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association in recognition of excellence in research contributions to rehabilitation counseling over one’s career. The award will be presented at the American Counseling Association’s annual conference to be held in Montreal, Canada, April 1, 2006.

The Garrett Award recognizes Susanne’s significant work in this field as Director of EDI, a position she has held since 1991. In this capacity, she is responsible for the strategic and financial direction of EDI’s research, training, technical assistance, and information dissemination to improve employment outcomes and inclusive communities for people with disabilities. Susanne is also currently project director and a co-principal investigator of numerous research efforts focused on employment disability nondiscrimination and disability employment policy, including two Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers on Employment Policy and Disability Demographics and Statistics.

In July 2005, Susanne was appointed ILR’s Associate Dean of Outreach by Dean Harry Katz. Her areas of responsibility include contributing to the development of the School's vision and mission, as well as to its strategic, programmatic, and administrative priorities. She is also responsible for promoting visibility of the School’s outreach activities and proactively seeking new clients and new external sources of funding for the outreach and research activities of the School. Susanne is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, Chairperson of the Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET), and Past President of the Division (22) of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA).

About the James F. Garrett Award for a Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research

James F. Garrett award recipients are selected based upon their published research spanning at least 15 years with a focus on rehabilitation counseling. Recipients are nominated and reviewed by peer award recipients. Their research must be of excellent quality with respect to theoretical relevance, research questions addressed, methodology and design, implications for rehabilitation counseling practice, and it must demonstrate continuity in broad research themes. The research must also have had a demonstrable impact on the field of rehabilitation counseling as evidenced by citations in the literature, changes in professional practice resulting from research, and/or effects on the policies or theories concerned with rehabilitation counseling. In addition, the awardee must also have been an active member in the ARCA for at least ten years of their active research life.

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