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Susanne Bruyère

Susanne Bruyère

Employment and Disability Institute

ILR School Associate Dean of Outreach
Professor of Disability Studies
Address: 201 Dolgen Hall Phone: (607)255-9536
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Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, is Associate Dean of Outreach in the Cornell University ILR School and Director of the Employment and Disability Institute. As Associate Dean of Outreach, Susanne contributes to the development of the School's vision and mission, as well as to the strategic, programmatic, and administrative priorities for the School. She is also responsible for leading the public relations, communications, and marketing functions of the School, promoting visibility for the School's outreach activities and proactively seeking new clients and new external sources of funding for the outreach and research activities of the School.

As Director of the Employment and Disability Institute, she is responsible for the strategic and financial direction of a multi- million dollar research, training, technical assistance, and information dissemination organization devoted to improving employment outcomes and inclusive communities for people with disabilities. Professor Bruyere is also currently Project Director and a Co-Principal Investigator of numerous research efforts focused on employment disability nondiscrimination and disability employment policy,funded by numerous federal agencies.

Dr. Bruyere is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association ,the current Chairperson of the Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) and CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Faciliites), and Past President of the Division (22) of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA).


Ph.D. 1975 - University of Wisconsin, Rehabilitation, Counseling Psychology
M.P.A. 1979 - Public Administration, Seattle University
M.A. 1977 - Adult Education, Seattle University
M.S. Ed. 1972 - Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Southern California
B.A. 1970 - Psychology and Special Education, D'Youville College