Research & Centers

Workplace Disparities and Corporate Culture


“Supervisor and co-worker responses to disability accommodations.”  Presented at the American Psychological Association annual conference, August 2009.  By Lisa Schur, Meera Adya, and Douglas Kruse.

“Disability and Corporate Culture:  Case Study Evidence.”  Presented at the Labor and Employment Relations Association annual conference, January 2009.  By Lisa Schur, Meera Adya, Lisa Nishii, Susanne Bruyere, Douglas Kruse, and Peter Blanck.

Political Participation


“Sidelined or Mainstreamed?  Political Participation and Attitudes of People with Disabilities in the United States.” Presented at the American Political Science Association  conference, August 2008, and updated October 2009.  By Lisa Schur and Meera Adya.

“Political Participation,” in Gary Albrecht, ed., Encyclopedia of Disability (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005).  By Lisa Schur.

Disability and voter turnout


"Disability, Voter Turnout, and Voting Difficulties in the 2012 Elections," report to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Research Alliance for Accessible Voting, by Lisa Schur, Meera Adya, and Douglas Kruse, June 2013.

Employment levels and projections

“Projecting Potential Demand for Workers with Disabilities,” Monthly Labor Review, October 2010. By Douglas Kruse, Lisa Schur, and Mohammad Ali.

“Calibrating the Impact of the ADA’s Employment Provisions,” Stanford Law and Policy Review, Vol. 14.2, 2003, pp. 267-290. By Peter Blanck, Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse, Susan Schwochau, and Chen Song.

Overviews of employment policy, barriers, and facilitators

“Disability and Employment: Building a Research Agenda,” Conference on Strengthening the Intersection of Demand- and Supply-Side Disability Employment Research, sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor and the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, Subcommittee on Employment, Washington, D.C., June 2008. By Douglas Kruse.

Program for Disability Research

The Program for Disability Research conducts and coordinates research on the economic, social, and political inclusion of people with disabilities. We focus on two broad areas: employment and political participation of people with disabilities.

Our research has been sponsored by several federal agencies:  the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the National Council on Disability. We have worked with several partners, including

Rutgers Research Fellows

The 2012-2013 Rutgers Research Fellows

Faculty Fellows and Mentors

The Faculty Fellows and Mentors

David Ellerman