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Psychology Professor Recognized for Research on Disability Issues

Bethlehem, Pa., March 24 2009—Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, recently delivered the annual Beatrice Wright and Tamara Dembo Lecture in Rehabilitation Psychology at the 11th Annual Rehabilitation Psychology Conference, which was held in Jacksonville, Florida. Dunn’s lecture was titled Psychosocial Perspectives on Rehabilitation: Then and Now. Dunn spoke to a plenary session of rehabilitation therapists and researchers, clinical psychologists, neurologists, medical school faculty, and academic psychologists.

Sponsored by the David and Minnie Meyerson Foundation, the lecture is named in honor of two psychologists who pioneered the study of the social psychology of disability. Being asked to give this lecture was a great honor for Dunn, who was recognized by Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology, Inc. for the his research and writing about disability issues in psychology for the last 15 years. His scholarship is aimed at informing rehabilitation psychologists—researchers, practitioners, therapists—about how psychosocial factors can enhance or inhibit the rehabilitation process.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.