Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC
Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC, is a Professor and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University in Ohio. He is also the Founding Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Employment Assistance Service, which provides vocational services and supports to people with multiple sclerosis across the United States. Since completing his doctorate in 1993, Dr. Rumrill has authored approximately 400 professional publications, including 16 commercially published books. Dr. Rumrill's research interests focus on issues in education and employment for people with disabilities, including workplace discrimination, implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on-the-job accommodations, and employment outcomes for people with chronic illnesses. Dr. Rumrill has received honors and recognition for his work from such organizations as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the National TRIO Foundation, the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research, and the National Federation of the Blind. He has received distinguished career awards from Kent State University, the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and the National Council on Rehabilitation Education. As a person with a significant disability (blindness) and a former Vocational Rehabilitation consumer, Dr. Rumrill has a personal as well as a professional interest in issues facing people with disabilities in all aspects of society. Accordingly, his teaching, research, program development, administrative, and clinical activities are imbued with the ideals of inclusion, equality of opportunity, and consumer choice that have brought him success in his own career.