John Kregel, Ed.D.
Professor, Special Education and Disability Policy
Identifying and eliminating barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities, including: Return to work services for SSA beneficiaries and veterans with TBI, PTSD, and SCI; enabling adolescents and young adults to successfully make the transition from high school to post-secondary education and employment; improving the quality and efficiency of supported employment programs, and asset development and financial literacy for persons with disabilities.
In his 30 years at VCU, Dr. John J. Kregel has authored over 100 publications of various types focusing on promoting the employment and financial independence of adolescents and adults with disabilities. In addition, he has served as Principal Investigator on over $50 million in externally funded projects that have supported his research activities.
Dr. Kregel has testified four times before Congress on issues related to employment and return to work for Social Security beneficiaries, most recently in 2010. He is called upon frequently to provide technical assistance to federal agencies, including the House of Representatives, Social Security Administration, Administration on Children and Families, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the Institute of Medicine and the National Council on Disability. Dr. Kregel has made 16 international presentations and previously served as Visiting Professor at Keio University in Japan. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
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