Michael J Lawler

Adjunct Faculty-Instructor , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Instructional Academic Staff, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Training, Education, and Research Projects Manager: Researcher/Grant Writer/Trainer/Internship Coordinator, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Biology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 180 Vocational Rehabilitation Building
Phone: 715-232-2305
Email: lawlerm@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D Educational Leadership – Higher Education Concentration, Doctoral Candidate
      Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, 2013
    • MS Education
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1994
    • BA Psychology
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1986

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Occupational Therapy
        Adjunct Faculty-Instructor
        2011 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Psychology, Education, Rehabilitation, and Biology Departments
        Instructional Academic Staff
        1992 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Training, Education, and Research Projects Manager: Researcher/Grant Writer/Trainer/Internship Coordinator
        1988 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Project Manager, WorkSource Wisconsin
        January 2005 - August 2008
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, SVRI
        Assistive Technology Service Professional, Case Manager
        January 1990 - January 2006
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, SVRI
        Placement Specialist and – Employment Readiness Trainer
        October 1983 - 1988

    Government

      • US Department of Labor Projects
        Project Manager
        January 1978 - September 1983

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Lawler, M. J., & Klukas, G. Integration and implementation of assistive technology into the vocational evaluation process. Rehabilitation Resources, UW-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Klukas, G. Integration of assistive technology into the vocational rehabilitation process. Rehabilitation Resources, UW-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin.
    • Lawler, M. J., Schwartz, P., & Milchus, K. Transporting students with disabilities. Rehabilitation Resources. .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Lawler, M. J. (May, 2013). Nurturing Student Potential: Universal Design in Tribal Higher Education. College of Menomonee Nation, Keshena, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (June, 2012). Helping STEM Students with Disabilities Persist. American Society for Quality Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (July, 2011). Universal Design for Learning: Expanding Curriculum to All Learners. Polytechnic Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (April, 2010). Employment Law and Disabilities Seminar. resented to Diversity and ADA Department staff of the University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (June, 2009). Managing Difficult Behavior and Accommodations on the School Bus. Presented at the annual Wisconsin School Bus Association Conference, Stevens Point, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (June, 2009). The ADA, Hidden Disabilities, and Accommodations for Employees in the Workplace. Presented to staff of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, Madison, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (2008). Dealing with Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace. Annual Wisconsin Equal Employment Opportunities Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (2008). . Assistive Technology Professional (ATP),
    • Lawler, M. J. (2008). Americans with Disabilities Act: Addressing Accommodation Issues in the Workplace. esented at the annual Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program Conference, Hayward, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Klukas, G. (2008). Integrating Assistive Technology into the Vocational Rehabilitation Process: A Case Study Approach. ,
    • Lawler, M. J., & Anderson, C. (April, 2008). WorkSource Wisconsin: Demand-Side Services for Employers. Presented at and sponsored by the annual Medicare Infrastructure Conference, New Orleans, LA.
    • Romano, N., Lawler, M. J., Jones, R., Zak, D., & Gregg, R. (2007). WorkSource Wisconsin: Legal Implications, Job Accommodations, and Mental Health Issues in the Workplace. WorkSource Wisconsin project, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (November, 2007). Expanding Our Reach: Maximizing Our Potential. , Allentown, PA.
    • Lawler, M. J. (November, 2007). Expanding Our Reach: Maximizing Our Potential. , Philadelphia, PA.
    • Lawler, M. J., & (April, 2007). Governor Doyle Proclamation: WorkSource Wisconsin Project Summary. Milwaukee Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (December, 2006). Technology in the Workplace. ,
    • Lawler, M. J. (September, 2006). Technology in the Workplace. ,
    • Lawler, M. J. (June, 2006). Technology in the Workplace. ,
    • Lawler, M. J. (2005). Ergonomics in the Workplace. , WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (2005). Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology in the Workplace. , WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (2004). Job Accommodations of Aging Workers. , WI.
    • Lawler, M. J., Schwartz, P., Annis, J., & Hubbard, J. (2004). . Preparatory Assistive Technology Practitioner Program,
    • Lawler, M. J. (October, 2004). Learning in the Workplace. Wisconsin Chapter – Human Resource Management Society Conference, Appleton, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (December, 2003). . , Taiwan.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Puckette, F. (October, 2003). Universally Designed Learning. , Baton Rouge, LA.
    • Lawler, M. J. (2002). Accommodations in Learning and Working Environments. , MN.
    • Lawler, M. J. (November, 2002). Teaching, Learning, and Subject Centered Learning. Teaching Symposium series, Menomonie, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (May, 2002). Accommodating the Needs of Individuals with Disabilities. , LaCrosse, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (April, 2002). Workplace Job Analysis and Ergonomics. , Des Moines, IA.
    • Lawler, M. J. (2001). Accommodating Students with Disabilities in the Music and Art Classroom. CRAY Institute’s Star Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (March, 2001). . Annual Kentucky Rehabilitation Association conference, Lexington, KY.
    • Lawler, M. J., Klukas, G., & Noll, A. (March, 2001). . Annual Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association conference, Phoenix, AZ.
    • Lawler, M. J. (February, 2001). Alternative Assessments for Students with Disabilities. , NY.
    • Lawler, M. J., Hedman, G., & Noll, A. (2000). . ,
    • Lawler, M. J. (June, 1999). Performance Enhancement through Ergonomics. Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Regional Conference: Assistive Technology in the Heartland, Indianapolis, ID.
    • Lawler, M. J., Klukas, G., & Noll, A. (February, 1999). AT Integration with Vocational Evaluation. , DC.
    • Lawler, M. J. (January, 1999). . First Annual Taiwan National Assistive Technology Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
    • Lawler, M. J. (January, 1999). . , Gaoshung, Taiwan.
    • Lawler, M. J. (January, 1999). The use of Assistive Technology by people with severe disabilities.”. , Taipei, Taiwan.
    • Lawler, M. J. (1998). Rehabilitation Technology: An Accommodation Model.. , Menomonie, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (1998). Performance Enhancement in the Workplace. Research and Training Center, Continuing Education Program,
    • Lawler, M. J. (February, 1998). . , Des Moines, IA.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Noll, A. (November, 1997). Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Technology Competence. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Stevens Point, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (September, 1997). Ergonomics in the Workplace . , Wisconsin Dells, WI.
    • Smith, R. O., Lawler, M. J., & Margolis, S. (June, 1997). Providing Quality Services in a Managed Care World. RESNA National Conference, Pittsburgh, PR.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Schwartz, P. (May, 1997). Applied Assistive Technology: Assessment and Intervention Methods. , Red Lake, ND.
    • Lawler, M. J. (May, 1997). Assistive Technology and Performance Enhancement. , Denver, CO.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Noll, A. (May, 1997). Phase II: Technological Competence and Rehabilitation Counselors. , Ogden, UT.
    • Lawler, M. J. (April, 1997). Case-Study Approach to Assistive Technology and Ergonomics. , Madison, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (April, 1997). Job Analysis, Job Accommodations and Rehabilitation Technology. , Des Moines, IA.
    • Lawler, M. J., Hedman, G., & Noll, A. (April, 1997). Phase III: Technology Competence and Rehabilitation Counselors. , Indianapolis, IN.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Noll, A. (March, 1997). Technological Competence of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. , New Brunswick, NJ.
    • Lawler, M. J. (1996). Applications of Assistive Technology and Effective Integration of Assistive Technology. 21st Annual UW-Oshkosh Continuing Education Conference, Green Lake, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Langton, T. (1996). Standardized Technology Competence. RESNA Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Lawler, M. J., Schwartz, P., & Milchus, K. (1996). Transporting Students with Disabilities in Wisconsin. , Menomonie, WI.
    • Lawler, M. J. (1993). Technology in Vocational Rehabilitation. irst Annual Oklahoma State Assistive Technology Conference, Tulsa, OK.
    • Lawler, M. J., & McQuistion, L. (1993). Assistive Technology Utilization. Ohio “TRAINS” State Assistive Technology Grant staff orientation, Columbus, OH.
    • Lawler, M. J. (1993). Technology Unplugged-Low Tech Applications in Rehabilitation. Third Annual Rehabilitation International Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    • Lawler, M. J., & Noll, A. (1992). . ,
    • Lawler, M. J. (1992). . ,
    • Lawler, M. J., Enders, A., Scanlon, L., & Hedman, G. (1992). Job Accommodations and Client and Counselor Roles in the Technology Assessment Process: Technology in Successful Placement of the Disabled Client. , Chicago, IL.
    • Lawler, M. J., Annis, J., & Noll, A. (1991). Technology Applications in State Vocational Rehabilitation. , Las Vegas, NV.
    • Lawler, M. J. (1990). Assistive Technology Teleconference: “Assistive Devices and Traumatic Brain Injury”. Department of Veterans,

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Klefstad, J. M., Lawler, M. J., & Deery, K. 2010) Identifying the Needs of Students with Disabilities at UW-Stout.. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout, $4995.00.
    • Klefstad, J. M., & Lawler, M. J. A Framework for Professional Development for Pre- and Post-Service Early Childhood Teachers (Birth-8) to Accommodate the Needs of Children with Special Needs.. Sponsored by School of Education, $6203.00 (Funded).

Media Contributions

    TV

    • (October 1997)

      From September- October. Application of Assistive Technology in Case Management. Televised program presented to insurance industry personnel, New Brunswick, New Jersey. With Noll, A.

Service

    University

      UW Stout

      • Human Performance at the University of the Virgin Islands, Territories of the United States (1999 - 2001)
      • Applications of Assistive Technology in Vocational Evaluation (1999 - 2000)
      • UW-Stout: Integration of Assistive Technology into Vocational Evaluation (1999 - 2000)

    Professional

    • Consultant, Taiwan Government (January 1999)

    Community

    • Assistive Technology Integration with Vocational Evaluation (March 1999 - August 1999)