William N Myhill

Senior Research Associate
Burton Blatt Institute Syracuse University


William N. Myhill, M.Ed, J.D., Senior Research Associate Burton Blatt Institute Syracuse University Mr. Myhill has over 18 years of professional experience in law and education, collaborating with and providing services for diverse individuals with disabilities and cultural/linguistic differences, through extensive research, teaching, and advocacy in the United States and abroad. He has a lifetime of personal experience with family disability and is a board member for Onondaga Community Living, a service agency providing individualized vocational and residential support for persons with intellectual disabilities. Formerly, Mr. Myhill served for twelve years as a special education teacher, collaborating within multidisciplinary teams to facilitate and implement individualized education programs for children having diverse special needs. As a Senior Research Associate, Mr. Myhill oversees disability law and policy research initiatives, collaborates on numerous research grants, and is Project Director for grants from the National Institute for Disability & Rehabilitation Research (U.S. Department of Education). The "IT Works" project in its final year is identifying barriers and facilitators, and testing strategies, to improve the hiring, retention, advancement and wages of individuals with disabilities using IT in media, technical support, and business careers. The "Demand-side Employment Placement Models" project utilizes scientifically rigorous and evidence-based methods to develop, identify, and evaluate employment demand-side models. In the role of Adjunct Professor of Law, Mr. Myhill oversees the work of BBI Law RAs and supervises law student research for Independent Study and writing credits. He directs the legal analysis of the latest ADA cases and develops consumer friendly briefs in support of the educational initiatives of the Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center. His personal research interests include ADA implementation, special education, accessible IT & telecommunications, distance education, youth-to-work transition, invisible disabilities, and universal design principles.