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Michael Leahy

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University Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael Leahy was a University Distinguished Professor of rehabilitation counseling and director of the Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. His research interests included professional competency development and education, professionalization, regulation of practice, vocational assessment, disability and rehabilitation policy, case management practices and outcomes and evidenced-based practices in rehabilitation counseling. Leahy is a Past-President of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), a Past Chair of the Alliance for Rehabilitation Counseling and a Past-President of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). He has published more than 175 referred journal articles, books, book chapters, research monographs, presented his research to a variety of rehabilitation and business audiences, including international presentations. He has also acted as the principal investigator and managed nearly 30 large-scale research, training and service delivery grant projects at the state, national and international levels and has been the recipient of over 25 national research and teaching and service awards during his career.