Fong Chan, PhD, CRC, is Professor and Chair, and Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is also Co-Director, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation Dr. Chan is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and a National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Distinguished Research Fellow. He has more than 30 years of experience conducting rehabilitation counseling research in the psychosocial aspects of disability, multicultural counseling, employer practices, evidence-based practice, outcome measurements, and program evaluation. He has published more than 300 refereed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Chan is also the Editor of four textbooks, Case Management for Rehabilitation Health Professionals, Counseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals, and Understanding Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Illness and Disability: A Handbook for Evidence-Based Practitioners in Rehabilitation. His awards include eight Research Awards (American Rehabilitation Counseling Association), Research Award (American Counseling Association), James R. Garrett New Career Research Achievement Award (American Psychological Association, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology), James R. Garrett Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research Award (American Rehabilitation Counseling association), Educator of the Year Award and Career in Rehabilitation Education Award (National Council on Rehabilitation Education).
Malachy Bishop, PhD, CRC, is Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal articles, 15 book chapters, and an edited book in the fields of health care and rehabilitation. Dr. Bishop conducts research in the areas of chronic illness, quality of life, adaptation to disability, and employment. He is currently a member of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification Scientific Research Advisory Panel. He is also a member of the Epilepsy Foundation’s National Professional Advisory Board and has served as Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation National Veterans Outreach Workgroup, and American Epilepsy Society’s Task Force on Employment Issues. Dr. Bishop has presented over 55 research and training presentations in the US and internationally. His clinical background includes rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology in acute Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and other health care settings, assessment of injured workers, mental health and rehabilitation counseling, counseling and advising students with disabilities in higher education, and career counseling for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Dr. Bishop has received honors, awards, and recognition for his work, from such organizations as the Epilepsy Foundation, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, and he is a five-time recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award.
Julie Chronister, PhD, CRC, is Associate Professor and Rehabilitation Counselor Training Program Coordinator, San Francisco State University. Her teaching areas include the counseling process, psychosocial aspects of disability and chronic illness and psychological assessment. Her research interests include psychosocial adjustment to disability, social support, and rehabilitation counselor training. Dr. Chronister has published many articles and book chapters in the area of psychosocial adjustment to disability and rehabilitation counselor training and is co-editor of the book Understanding psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and disability: A handbook for evidenced-based practitioners in rehabilitation. She is the PI for an RSA funded Training Grant and received two CUNY grant awards for research on social support, stigma and mental illness. Dr. Chronister received 1st placed for the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award as co-author on published study. She was also awarded the SFSU Vice-Presidential Assigned Time award. Dr. Chronister is an editorial consultant/reviewer for five rehabilitation and allied health peer-review journals. She has worked in the field of rehabilitation counseling for over 15 years in a number of capacities including rehabilitation counselor, community-based program director, and rehabilitation counseling faculty. She has clinical experience working with adolescents and adults with a wide array of disabilities in inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings.
Eun-Jeong Lee, PhD, CRC, is Associate Professor and head of the Division of Rehabilitation Counseling, Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology.The courses she teaches include Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation, Job Placement, Vocational Assessment, Multicultural & Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, and Group Counseling. She also supervises master's degree students during counseling practicum and internship experiences and doctoral students in research. Her research interests include the cognitive vulnerability model of depression for people with disabilities, the help-seeking behavior model for people with disabilities from racial and ethnic minority background, positive psychology and disability, research methodologies, and neurorehabilitation. She has written several rehabilitation-related articles and book chapters and has a track record of submitting and receiving grants for rehabilitation services and research projects. Dr. Lee has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide array of disabilities in inpatient, outpatient, and community-based settings in United States and in South Korea.
Chung-Yi Chiu, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are in the areas of health promotion for people with chronic illness and disability, cancer rehabilitation, pain management, and evidence-based practices.