Malachy Bishop, Ph.D, CRC, is the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology in the Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2000-2018 he served as a professor of Rehabilitation Counseling with the University of Kentucky and was Rehabilitation Counseling Doctoral Program Coordinator (2012-2018) and Director of Research for the University of Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute (2014-2018). Dr. Bishop’s clinical background includes rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology in physical medicine and rehabilitation and other health care settings. He conducts research in employment and psychosocial aspects of chronic neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other chronic neurological conditions, and the application of quality of life research to adaptation to chronic illness and disability. Dr. Bishop was an appointed member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Public Health dimensions of the Epilepsies, and served for several years on the Epilepsy Foundation’s National Professional Advisory Board as a consultant on employment and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy. He has served on the Clinical Advisory Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Kentucky/Southeast Indiana Chapter, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Wellness Workgroup. Dr. Bishop is on the editorial board of several professional rehabilitation journals, and he has authored over 130 articles in professional journals and book chapters in rehabilitation and health care, co-edited 5 books, and made over 60 research and training presentations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Bishop was the 2020 recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association James F. Garrett Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research Award, the 2015 George N. Wright Varsity Award, the 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s Researcher of the Year Award, and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s Research Award.
Quality Employment Strategies: State Perspectives