||Dr. James W. Conroy|
Dr. Conroy has been a consultant to 18 federal agencies and to more than 150 state and local agencies since 1970, and has been Principal Investigator for more than 100 funded grants and contracts.
He is the author of more than 300 formal reports in the fields of disabilities, aging, child welfare and other human service fields, including 30 articles in professional journals, 12 book chapters and over 280 formal deliverable research reports to government agencies. Dr. Conroy's work has been publicized on 60 Minutes; the Peter Jennings ABC Evening News; Nightline; Public Television; the Philadelphia Inquirer; the New York Times; the Chicago Tribune; multiple radio interviews; and other media.
He considers his work on the outcomes of deinstitutionalization in America to be his definitive contribution toward better lives for people with disabilities. However, his current work on the outcomes of self-determination initiatives for people with developmental disabilities has the potential to eclipse those earlier research efforts. In recent years, he has concentrated on applying what was learned in the U.S. to assist emerging democracies to include all citizens, with or without disabilities, in the mainstream of public life.
Dr. Conroy earned a B.A. in Physiological Psychology from Yale, and both his M.A. in Sociology/Program Evaluation and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Temple University.