Robert Gould

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Research, Great Lakes ADA Center
Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC


Robert Gould, PhD, is based in the Department of Disability and Human Development and is the Director of Research for the Great Lakes ADA Center. He also is a co-investigator of the ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center. His broader scholarship and interests include both domestic and international social policy and evaluation, employment and vocational rehabilitation, knowledge translation, and issues of rights and social justice as they pertain to people with disabilities. He received his PhD in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago where his dissertation explored the influence of the Americans with Disabilities Act on changing attitudes towards people with disabilities. He is currently the Associate Editor of the forthcoming volume Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Policies, Concepts, and Controversies published by ABC-CLIO. He teaches courses related to the ADA, disability and work, law and policy, and world cultures.