Robert Gould

Robert Gould

Associate Clinical Professor, Undergraduate Studies Director, Disability and Human Development

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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 211A DHSP

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Robert Gould, PhD, is based in the Department of Disability and Human Development and is the Director of Research for the Great Lakes ADA Center. He also is a co-investigator of the ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center. His broader scholarship and interests include both domestic and international social policy and evaluation, employment and vocational rehabilitation, knowledge translation, and issues of rights and social justice as they pertain to people with disabilities. He received his PhD in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago where his dissertation explored the influence of the Americans with Disabilities Act on changing attitudes towards people with disabilities. He is currently the Associate Editor of the forthcoming volume Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Policies, Concepts, and Controversies published by ABC-CLIO. He teaches courses related to the ADA, disability and work, law and policy, and world cultures.

Selected Grants

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Great Lakes ADA Center, Director of Research, Co-investigator

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Systematic Review of Research on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center), Co-Investigator

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Service to the Community

US International Council On Disabilities, member: 2015 – present Association of People Supporting Employment First, IL board member: 2014 – present State Independent Living Council- employment subcommittee, member: 2012 - present


PhD, Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016
MS,Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
BA, Secondary Education and English, University of Iowa, 2007