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Sarah von Schrader
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Sarah von Schrader

Director, Research and Program Evaluation
Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability


Sarah joined the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, ILR School at Cornell University as a Research Associate in June 2009, and now serves as the Director of Research and Program Evaluation at the Yang-Tan Institute (YTI).

Sarah’s research focuses on employer practices related to employer success in recruiting, hiring, and advancing individuals with disabilities. She has been working on a long term project using discrimination charge data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition to these and other research projects, Sarah evaluates the process and impact of several of the programs offered by YTI.

Sarah received her doctorate in Education Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa in 2006 and bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Colorado College in 1994. Prior to coming to YTI, Sarah worked in the fields of health policy and management, educational testing, and evaluation.


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Hassan Enayati, Sarah von Schrader, William Erickson, Susanne Marie Bruyere. 2019. Minimizing Discrimination and Maximizing Inclusion: Lessons from the Federal Workforce and Federal Subcontractors. in Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities. Labor Industrial Relations Research Association, 2019. Susanne Bruyere. (33-64)
  • Sarah von Schrader, LaWanda Cook, Wendy Strobel. 2019. Creating an Accommodating Workplace: Encouraging Disability Disclosure and Managing Reasonable Accommodation Requests. in Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities. Champaign, IL: Labor and Employment Relations Association Series, 2019. Susanne Bruyere. (99-128)(Accepted)
  • LaWanda Cook, Sarah von Schrader, Val Malzer, Mimno Jennifer. 2019. Unwelcoming Workplaces: Bullying and Harassment Of Employees With Disabilities. in Employment and Disability: Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities. Champaign, IL: Lanbor and Employment Relations Association Serie, 2019. Susanne Bruyere. (Accepted)
  • Susanne Marie Bruyere, Sarah von Schrader, Sara VanLooy. 2019. Employment Strategies for Older Adults. in Handbook of Rehabilitation of Older Adults. Switzerland: Springer, Cham, 2019. Izabela Schultz and Robert Gatchel. (281-297)
  • William Erickson, Sara Vanlooy, Sarah von Schrader, Susanne Marie Bruyere. 2018. Disability, Income, and Rural Poverty. in Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings . Springer, 2018. Harley D., Ysasi N., Bishop M., Fleming A. (eds). (7-41)
  • William Erickson, Sarah von Schrader, Susanne Marie Bruyere, Linda Barrington. 2012. Chapter 5 Annotated Data, Statistics, Tables, and Graphs. in Employment and Work. Sage, 2012. S. Bruyere and L. Barrington. (40)
  • Thomas P Golden, Sue Swenson, Sarah von Schrader, Susanne Marie Bruyere. 2010. Meaningful Work: Obtaining and Maintaining Employment as Youth with Chronic Health Conditions. in Launching into Adulthood: An Integrated Response to Support Transition of Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities . Baltimore MD, United States: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, Inc, 2010. Donald Lollar.

Professional Activities

  • Can Remote Work Solve the Employment and Disability Crisis: Implications for Employers & Workers with Disabilities. Presented to The Great Plains ADA Center and the ADA National Network . Virtual. 2023.
  • Breaking the Cycle: Using Evidenced-Based Tools in Planning Interventions and Evaluations. Presented to American Evaluation Association. New Orleans. 2022.
  • ICAP Participant Book. Presented to Oregon VR. Eugene, Oregon. 2022.
  • Improving Online Outreach to Job Seekers with Disabilities. Presented to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Virtual. 2022.
  • Connecting Employer Practices to Disability Outcomes. Presented to EEOC. Virtual (planned for New Orleans). 2020.
  • Connecting Practices to Outcomes: Lessons from the Federal Sector. Presented to NARRTC. Washington DC. 2019.
  • What Works? How Federal Contractors are Implementing Section 503. Presented to YTI/Cornell University. Webcast. 2018.
  • Finding and Analyzing Disability and Rehabilitation Data: Tools for locating, accessing, and analyzing survey and administrative data. Presented to Center for Large Data Reserach and Data Sharing (CLDR). Webinar. 2017.
  • The patterns and context of ADA discrimination charges filed by individual with psychiatric disabilities. Presented to APA/NIOSH. Minneapolis. 2017.
  • Employer and Environmental Factors Associated with Age Discrimination Charge Filings. Presented to EEOC and the EEODATANET. EEOC Headquarters, Washinton DC. 2016.
  • Trends and Patters in Disability Discimination Charges across Industries. Presented to LERA. Minneapolis, MN. 2016.
  • NIDILRR Employee Grantees Strategies for Outreach to Business: Strategies to Inform the Design of Knowledge Translation. Presented to NARRTC. Washington, DC. 2016.
  • Disability Disclosure: What employer need to know. Presented to National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers. Alexandria VA. 2015.
  • Trends and Outcomes of Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Charges. Chicago IL. 2015.
  • Research on Disability-Related Employment Practices. Presented to National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2014.
  • Educational Institutions as Model Employers of People with Disabilities. Presented to Association for Universty Centers on Disability. Washington DC. 2014.
  • Transitioning from in-person to on-line programming: learning through an inclusive evaluation. Presented to American Evaluation Association. Denver, CO. 2014.
  • Employer practices, workplace climate and the disability disclosure decision: implications for higher education. Presented to The University of Delaware Disability, Disclosure in/and Higher Education Conference. Newark, DE. 2013.
  • Disability Disclosure and Self-identification: Benefits, Barriers and Implementable Solutions . Presented to Employer Assistance and Resource Network. webinar. 2013.
  • Characteristics of Employers Receiving Charges under the Americans with Disabilities Act . Presented to National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers. Alexandria VA. 2013.
  • Leading Disability and Absence Management Practices for an Aging Workforce. Presented to Disability Management Employer Coalition. Webinar. 2013.
  • Characteristics of employers receiving disability discrimination charges . Presented to American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. 2012.
  • Employer Practices: Research Strategies and Findings. Presented to NARRTC. Washington DC. 2012.
  • Disability Disclosure in the Workplace: What Employers Should Know . Presented to National Employer Technical Assistance Center/EARN and Employer Practices RRTC . Webinar. 2012.
  • Aging workers with Disabilities: Implications for Employers. Presented to National ADA Center. Webinar. 2010.
  • Aging workers with Dsiabilities: Implications for Employers. Presented to National ADA Center. Webinar. 2010.