Three-Part Training Series
About this Training Series:
In this three-part training series, we’ll explore the issues, barriers, and best practices in promoting equitable employment outcomes for individuals with physical disabilities.
Allison R. Fleming, Ph.D., CRC
Associate Professor Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at Pennsylvania State University
Allison R. Fleming, Ph.D., CRC, is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at Pennsylvania State University, and is the co-director of an inclusive post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities (WorkLink at Penn State). Allison completed her Ph.D. at Michigan State University and her master’s and undergraduate degrees at Springfield College. She has 17 years of experience in rehabilitation as a practitioner and researcher/educator, including service as a rehabilitation counselor within a state VR agency with a primarily transition caseload, and providing training to community rehabilitation providers on supported employment best practices. Allison's work is focused on employment, services to transition age youth, and graduation and career outcomes of college students with disabilities.
Program Manager Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health
Carlos Taylor is the Program Manager of the Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. At the Fehribach Center, he works to provide meaningful paid internship opportunities for college students with physical disabilities. Prior to joining the Fehribach Center, Carlos was the Adaptive Computer Technology Specialist at Ball State University where he provided assistive technology solutions to students, staff, and faculty. Carlos has also presented to numerous groups on topics pertaining to individuals with disabilities and provided assistive technology (AT) training to corporate and professional sports organizations.
David R. Parker, Ph.D.
Program Manager for Research, Educational Outreach and Communication Gregory S. Fehribach Center
David R. Parker, Ph.D. is the Program Manager for Research, Educational Outreach and Communication at the Gregory S. Fehribach Center in Indianapolis. He coordinates new research by members of the Center’s national research advisory board on factors that influence the successful employment outcomes of college graduates with physical disabilities. He also coordinates programming with postsecondary professionals and high school educators on “best practices” career preparation for students with disabilities. A member of editorial review boards for three research journals, David publishes widely on self-determination, resilience, and mental health in college students and has trained higher educational professionals on disability issues in Italy, Austria, Japan and Kuwait.
Director Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health
Larry Markle is the Director of the Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. This program provides college students with physical disabilities paid internships in fields related to their major and professional development training to improve their employment outcomes. Prior to that, Larry was the Director of Disability Services at Ball State University for 13 years. During Larry’s tenure, Ball State was recognized nationally as a leader in physical accessibility for students with disabilities. A 2019 recipient of the Association on Higher Education and Disability’s Meritorious Contribution Award, Larry has co-authored multiple articles on disability and higher education that have been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at dozens of regional and national conferences.
Roger Wessel, Ph.D.
Assessment Coordinator Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health
Roger Wesel, Ph.D. is the Assessment Coordinator for the Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. He is Professor Emeritus of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies at Ball State University, and the former Executive Editor for the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.