Robert Gould

PhD, Instructor and Project Coordinator
Department of Disability and Human Development at UIC


Robert Gould, PhD, is an instructor and the project coordinator of Disability Rights and Employment Initiatives in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). In this role, he has been a project co-lead for the ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center’s ADA systematic review project. His current research explores the promise of disability rights and changing attitudes towards people with disabilities in the US context. His broader research 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. His past research and publications relate to his experience coordinating a statewide evaluation of the state’s managed healthcare program for people with disabilities, and conducting a series of policy analyses about international trends in welfare and rehabilitation policies including a comparative study of welfare-to-work programs. 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.