Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
452A Erickson Hall
Connie Sung is an associate professor of rehabilitation counseling and director of the master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is also the director of 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, career development and psychosocial adjustment as well as quality of life of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability). Sung is also a Mary Switzer Fellow awarded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). She is a five-time recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) research award. She has published over 80 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She is also an associate editor of the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, the flagship journal of ARCA. Using a holistic, strength-based approach, Sung and her team develop and validate community-based psychosocial and vocational interventions to improve school-to-work transition, employment and quality of life of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities through interdisciplinary, interagency, and international collaborations.