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Grad Student Ellice Switzer Co-authors Article for Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

By Cammie Baker-Clancy, director of graduate outreach and admissions, School for Graduate Studies

July 7, 2014

Ellice Switzer, a student in the M.A. in social and public policy and a recent graduate of the Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management, has co-authored an article for the peer-reviewed Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation*.

As part of her work at the Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School, Switzer contributes in many ways to the process of translating knowledge to practice in the field of disability and employment. The upcoming article in JVR is meant as an introduction to the topic of new federal contractor regulations regarding the employment of people with disabilities and protected veterans. The article is aimed at helping service provider organizations understand and leverage the new mandate from the Department of Labor, that employers try to attain a workforce that is comprised of 7 percent individuals with disabilities across all job categories. The lead author is Dr. Hannah Rudstam, who is a recognized expert in the field of disability and employment; especially concerning veterans with service-connected disabilities.

*Rudstam, H., Golden, T., Strobel Gower, W., Switzer, E., Bruyere, S., VanLooy, S. (in-press) leveraging new rules to advance new opportunities: implications of the rehabilitation act section 503 new rules for employment service providers. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Did You Know

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Article Contributors

Cammie Baker-Clancy

Danielle Boardman

Kristina Delbridge

Directors of Academic Support

David Henahan

David Starr-Glass