Dr. Bruyère is a professor of disability studies and the director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at the Cornell University ILR (Industrial and Labor Relations) School, Ithaca, New York. Her focus on disability began at age 16, with a combination of disability-related family member experiences, and an initial job as a psychiatric attendant in a state mental health facility. She completed an undergraduate degree in special education and psychology, a masters degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling, adult education, and public administration, and a doctorate in rehabilitation counseling psychology. Dr. Bruyère is a past president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, and the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22) of the American Psychological Association. Her practice experience has included working in organizations serving individuals with head injury, mental health, and stress-related disorders, and administration of employer health and disability services. Dr. Bruyère’s current research focus is on the employer’s role in improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and in workplace disability inclusion policies and practices. This course is an outgrowth of this research and an effort to empower rehabilitation professionals to effectively work with and inform employers about the critical role that business can play in facilitating workplace inclusion for individuals with disabilities.
CRCC e-UNIVERSITY courses developed and taught by Dr. Bruyère:
- Maximizing Workplace Disability Inclusion