Council on Disability and Persons with Disabilities

The Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities (CDPD) is a council of the Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. The council functions to develop social work education resources that are related to issues surrounding disability and the experiences of individuals with disabilities. The council also works to facilitate the full participation of people with disabilities in social work education and is ready to assist in all endeavors related to issues of disability within this field. Finally, the council advocates to include social, political, and economic matters involving disability and individuals with disabilities in the framework of social work education. Read more about CDPD's charge.

Click here for access to CDPD Connect Session resources.

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Disability Manuscript Award Call for Papers. The application deadline is Friday, July 8, 2016 (5:00 pm Eastern Time).



Committee Board
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  • Carl Algood
    Associate Professor
    Bowie State University
    Washington, DC
    Co-Chair
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Lydia  P. Ogden
    Assistant Professor
    Lehman College, City University of New York
    Bronx, NY
    Co-Chair
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Matthew Bogenschutz
    Faculty
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, VA
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
  • Rosalyn Campbell
    Assistant Professor
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA
    Councilor
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Reshawna Chapple
    Faculty
    University of Central Florida
    ORLANDO, FL
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
  • Portia Lynne Cole
    Senior Health Policy Analyst
    Richmond, VA
    Councilor
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Robin Kohn
    BSW Program Coordinator/Associate Instructor
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
  • Kathleen Patricia Levinstein
    Asst. Professor
    University of Michigan-Flint
    Flint, MI
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
  • Marilyn W Lewis
    Associate Professor
    Norfolk State University
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
  • Jeanne M. Matich-Maroney
    Associate Professor
    Iona College
    New Rochelle, NY
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
  • Christina Miller
    Assistant Professor
    University of Oklahoma
    Norman, OK
    Councilor
    07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
  • Sara-Beth Plummer
    Faculty
    Walden University
    Phoenixville, PA
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
  • LIYUN WU
    Assistant Professor
    Norfolk State University
    Norfolk, VA
    Councilor
    07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018