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Erin Martz

Erin Martz, Ph.D., C.R.C.

Erin Martz taught rehabilitation counseling at University of Missouri, Columbia for 3 years before being recruited by the University of Memphis in 2005. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Russian (1988), a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling (1999), and a doctorate in rehabilitation education and research (2002). Her first trip to Russia was in 2004, when she began collaborating with the World Institute on Disability and Perspektiva, a disability organization based in Moscow

Erin’s research interests include psychosocial adaptation to and coping with chronic illness and disability, posttraumatic stress reactions after disability, disability-related employment issues, attitudes toward disability, and international rehabilitation. She is now co-editing a book on coping with chronic illness and disability to be published in 2007 by Springer Publishing Company of New York.

Erin will be a Fulbright Scholar in Saratov, Russia for the spring semester of 2006. She will examine the employment barriers and accommodations for individuals with disabilities in 5 cities in Russia. She will collaborate with Perspektiva for the data collection and for understanding the general employment situation for individuals with disabilities in Russia.

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
Tverskoy Bul'var 14, building 1, 4th floor, Moscow, Russia 125009.
Tel: +7(495) 935-8353, Fax: +7(495) 937-5418. Contact: info@fulbright.ru