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:

Click on the links below for the publications and presentations of the Program for Disability Research.

Publications and Presentations


Political participation


"People with Disabilities: Sidelined or Mainstreamed?" by Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse, and Peter Blanck


PBS NewsHour: "Why is Job Opportunity Still Lagging for People with Disabilities?"

Contact Information

Dr. Doug Kruse

Dr. Lisa Schur