Lisa Schur is an Associate Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University, where she teaches employment and labor law. She testified before the Election Assistance Commission in October 2009 about her research on voter turnout among people with disabilities. In a project funded by several grants, she helped design and conduct two national surveys of political participation among people with disabilities in 1998 and 2000. Due to her work in this area she was invited to contribute two entries, on “Voter turnout” and “Political participation”, to the 2005 Encyclopedia of Disability. Her Ph.D. dissertation on disability and political participation was supported by an Ed Roberts Fellowship from the World Institute on Disability.
Douglas Kruse is a Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. His research has focused on employment and political participation among people with disabilities, and the causes, consequences, and implications of employee ownership and profit sharing. He directed a team that produced a 2007 report for the National Council of Disability with a wide-ranging assessment of barriers and opportunities for people with disabilities.
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