Cornell University

Susanne Bruyère : Biography

Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, is the Director of the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations - Extension Division. She is currently the Project Director and a Principal Investigator of numerous research efforts. Three are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR): the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Economic Research on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities; a four-year Research and Demonstration project in collaboration with the Society for Human Resource Management, the Washington Business Group on Health, and the Lewin Group to address ways to improve the employment practices covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and a Mary E. Switzer Distinguished Research Fellowship to conduct a comparative study of employer practices under the ADA and the Disability Discrimination Act in Britain. A similar such study of federal agency equal employment and human resource practices for people with disabilities has also recently been funded to Cornell University by the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities (U.S. Department of Labor), and Dr. Bruyère also serves as Principal Investigator of this study. Susanne holds a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, a Past President of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and also of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, and currently serves on the Boards of the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers and of CARF (the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission).