James Bellini, Ph.D.
Dr. Bellini, Associate Professor of Education, holds a dual appointment in the School of Education at Syracuse University, to the Counseling and Human Services department, Rehabilitation Counseling program (1995), and to the Cultural Foundations of Education department, Disability Studies program (2002). He is Principal Investigator and Co-Director (with Dr. Steven Taylor) of training for the NIDRR-funded Syracuse University Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Project
. Bellini has authored/coauthored more than 40 empirical and conceptual journal articles and book chapters in rehabilitation related to federal-state vocational rehabilitation outcomes, rehabilitation policy, and rehabilitation research methodology and training. He is the coauthor of two textbooks: Research in Rehabilitation Counseling: A Guide to Design, Methodology, and Utilization
(1999), and Emerging Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling
(2001). He is a two-time recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) Outstanding Research Award (1996, 2001). He is an Editorial Board member of the journals Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
, Rehabilitation Education
, and the Journal of Disability Policy Studies
, is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
for the special series, Perspectives on Scientific Inquiry, and served as guest co-editor for a special issue of Rehabilitation Education
devoted to research methods in rehabilitation (2002). He also serves as Statistical Consultant/Consulting Editor for the journal Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Bellini earned his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (1992) and doctorate in Rehabilitation Education and Research (1995) from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He serves as Chair of School of Education Research Committee and has taken a lead role in the revision of the quantitative methods sequence of classes for SOE doctoral students. In this capacity he developed two seminars to strengthen the sequence of quantitative methods classes available to SOE doctoral students: EDP 886, Multivariate Research Methods; and EDU 737, Quantitative Research Design. He teaches two additional courses in this sequence, EDU 647, Statistical Thinking, and EDY 791, Advanced Quantitative Methods, as part of his regular academic year course load. Dr. Bellini served as Project Director for an RSA Training Grant (AY 1996-1998), was Principal Investigator of the five-year RSA Rehabilitation Counselor Education training grant (funded for 2000-2005; $100,000 per year for five years), and served as Project Director during the first year of the operation of the RSA-funded project. He has served as a Commissioner of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC: ARCA representative, 1999-2004) and as a Commissioner for the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE, 2002-2004). He continues to serve as a CORE site review team Chair.