James R Harding II

US Access Board


James R. ("J.R.") Harding II, Ed.D., of Tallahassee, Florida, is employed by the Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation as a Partnership Specialist for the Office of the Director. Dr. Harding brings to the Board a successful history of local and state advocacy resulting in more inclusive environments and policies for persons with disabilities. He is active in a variety of organizations and causes, including the Governor's Commission on Disabilities, the Florida Building Commission Waiver Council, the Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged, the Florida Disability Mentoring Day, the Business Leadership Council, and the Chamber of Commerce. He received a doctorate in higher education from Florida State University. Harding previously served on the Board from 2002 to 2006 and was named to a second term by President Bush in 2007.