The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) announced that J. Chad Duncan, PhD, CRC, CPO/L, will join the faculty on September 1.
Duncan is returning to Northwestern University where he completed his pre-residency certificate training in prosthetics in 1997 and in orthotics in 1999. He attended Auburn University, where he earned a certificate in rehabilitation leadership and management (2009), his doctorate in rehabilitation services (2008), his master of science degree in rehabilitation counseling (2006), and his bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation services (1995).
Duncan developed and received accreditation for the first master’s degree O&P program at a historically black college and university (HBCU), where he held various academic leadership positions. He has published and presented his studies nationally and internationally, examining issues of self-efficacy, psychosocial aspects of disability, and prosthetics in the workplace, and has served in editorial positions for the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, and the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling. In 2013, he received an award for New Career in Rehabilitation Education and he received the Presidential Citation for Support and Outstanding Contribution to the American Board of Vocational Experts in 2015. He is also an active contributor and leader in multiple national, regional, and state professional organizations, including his service as president of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Duncan become part of our faculty,” said NUPOC Director John W. Michael, MEd, CPO/L. “His professional training and accomplishments in P&O education are fully consonant with the NUPOC mission and vision. We believe that he will make significant contributions to our ongoing efforts to grow and advance our clinical training and education program at Northwestern University.”