John O'Neill, PhD, CRC
Director of Disability & Employment Research
Phone: 973-324-8387 Fax: 973-324-8373
Contact: John ONeill
John O’Neill, PhD, CRC, director of Disability and Employment Research, is a national expert in employment of people with disabilities, the largest minority in the U.S. Dr. O'Neill is on the faculty of Hunter College, City University of New York, and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. He served as the Project Co-Director of two NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTC), “Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics” and “Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Individual-Level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities.” He is also principal investigator for Kessler's pilot study of vocational rehabiliation in spinal cord injury funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Since 2013, Dr. O'Neill has co-authored the monthy report of National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire. As a co-investigator of the NIDILRR-funded Northern New Jersey TBI Model System, he studies the measurement of employment-related outcomes in the TBI population. He is a former principal investigator of the RRTC on the Community Integration of People with Traumatic Brain Injury, and worked for more than eight years on NIDILRR-funded research to improve the quality of vocational rehabilitation services for persons with AIDS. For six years Dr. O’Neill served on the NY Rehabilitation Council and as the Council’s representative, worked with the state vocational rehabilitation agency to create a comprehensive system of personnel development. Dr. O’Neill also directed the graduate program in rehabilitation counseling at Hunter College for 25 years. He often speaks at conferences and symposia, and is a contributing editor for the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin and the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.