The director of our Research Institute in Developmental Disabilities, Dr. Kenneth Robey, has been selected to an elite group of scholars in the Fulbright Specialists Roster, a national program, which places leaders from higher education and industry in global collaborations that strengthen the positions of U.S. institutions.
As a candidate, Dr. Robey is eligible to be considered for two-to-six-week grant opportunities through the Specialists program. For up to five years, he will remain a candidate until he is matched with a request from an overseas host institution.
The Matheny Research Institute has as its singular mission the research and dissemination of findings that might enhance the lives of those with severe disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. By conducting research and disseminating findings, the Institute strives to support and contribute to the knowledge base and repertoire of the field of disability treatment and habilitation.
Over the past couple of years, Dr. Robey has been working with a national consortium of health care faculty members who share his interest in the “disability identity” and in medical professionals’ attitudes that might impact on services or care provided to persons with disabilities. The consortium was formalized as the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education. Dr. Robey is a member of the board of directors and is a past president.
In addition to his role at Matheny, Dr. Robey is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Medical School and has taught undergraduate courses on an adjunct basis at Rutgers University, Centenary College and Montclair State University. He has a Ph.D. in social psychology from Rutgers University.