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Matthew Saleh
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Matthew Saleh

Research Associate
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability


Matt is a research associate at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability. Matt's research focuses on career pathways for youth with disabilities and barriers to employment, such as justice involvement. At Cornell, Matt teaches undergraduate courses in the disability studies and a course in the Government Department on mass incarceration in the United States.
Matt is Co-PI on a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council focused on developing county-level collaboratives to support re-entry of justice-involved youth with disabilities, and PI on a new program called “Pro
Se: Empowering Justice-Involved Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities through Speech and Debate Training,” which provides a 3-month of virtual certificate program in “Speech and Debate” to justice-involved youth and young adults with disabilities. Matt is faculty advisor for the Cornell Undergraduate Mock Trial Association, 2021 recipient of the Cornell ILR Engaged Learning Teaching Award, and was a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar in Barbados through the U.S. Department of State.


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Matt Saleh, Vicki Chang, Susanne Marie Bruyere, Timothy Vogus. . Chapter 3: Neurodiverse Applicant Screening, Interviewing, and Selection.
  • Matt Saleh, Susanne Marie Bruyere. . Social policy and disability. in Oxford Handbook on the Sociology of Disability. Oxford/United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, Michelle Maroto. (Submitted)
  • Matt Saleh, Michael Bernick. . Autism Hiring Programs and Interface with the Legal and Regulatory Environment. in SIOP Frontiers Neurodiversity Volume. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Susanne Bruyere. (Revising to Resubmit)
  • Matt Saleh, Vicki Chang, Susanne Marie Bruyere, Timothy Vogus. . Neurodiverse applicant screening, interviewing and selection. in Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology Frontiers of Research Series. Oxfordshire, UK: Francis Group Publishers, S. Bruyere & A. Colella. (Submitted)
  • Matt Saleh, Susanne Marie Bruyere. . Social policy and disability. in The Oxford Handbook on the Sociology of Disability. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, R. Brown, M. Maroto, and D. Pettinicchio . (Submitted)
  • Susanne Marie Bruyere, Thomas P Golden, Matt Saleh. 2019. Employment Strategies for Older Adults. in Handbook of Rehabilitation of Older Adults. 2019. Izabela Schultz and Robert Gatchel.
  • Matt Saleh, Susanne Marie Bruyere. 2019. Social Policy and Disability. in Understanding the experience of disability: Perspectives from social and rehabilitation psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. Dunn, D..
  • Matt Saleh, Thomas P Golden, Ellice Switzer. 2019. U.S. employment and disability policy framework: Competing legislative priorities, challenges and strategies.. in Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations and Opportunities. Champaign, IL, US: Labor and Employment Relations Association, 2019. Susanne M. Bruyere. (13-33)
  • Thomas P Golden, Matt Saleh, Susanne Marie Bruyere. 2018. Disability Legislation Considerations for Rehabilitation Practitioners. in Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional . New York, NY: Springer, 2018. A. Moroz, S. Flanagan, and H. Zaretsky.

Professional Activities

  • Employer Practices for Retaining and Supporting Employees with Disabilities During COVID-19 and Economic Downturn. Presented to Cornell Institute for Health Futures. Ithaca, NY. 2021.
  • Join a panel of professionals representing diverse fields, and get your questions about research answered! . Presented to Cornell Undergraduate Research Board. Ithaca, NY (virtual). 2021.
  • Presented to St. John's University School of Law. 2021.
  • Disability & Justice Involvement: Intersectional Considerations . Ithaca. 2020.
  • Implications for Transition to Employment and Healthcare for Youth and Young Adults with Autism: Findings from a Scoping Review. Presented to CUNY. New York, NY. 2019.

Honors and Awards

  • Magna cum laude (top 10% of class), Syracuse University College of Law. 2011
  • Chancellor's Scholar (highest academic scholarship), Syracuse University College of Law. 2011


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