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Connie Sung

 Associate Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 460 Erickson
 517-353-1638
Connie Sung is an associate professor of rehabilitation counseling. She is also a co-director of Spartan Project SEARCH and MSU-DOCTRID Hegarty Fellows Postdoctoral Program. Her educational background includes rehabilitation counseling psychology, neuropsychology and occupational therapy. Her research interests focus on investigating the role of biopsychosocial factors and community-based interventions in improving school-to-work transition, psychosocial and vocational outcomes as well as quality of life of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Sung is also a Mary Switzer Fellow awarded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). She has published over 60 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She is a principal investigator of several community-based participatory research projects, including evaluation of intervention strategies to improve career development and employment outcomes of transition-aged individuals with autism, intellectual disability and/or epilepsy. As the co-director of Spartan Project SEARCH, Sung and her students provide support to students with developmental disabilities who participate in internship experiences across the MSU campus. She also conducts research to examine the impact of the program on transition outcomes of participating students and campus climate/attitudes toward individuals with disabilities.

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