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Stephen Gilson

Coordinator and Professor of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Rm 200
The University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5717

207.581.1263 (V)
207.581.1084 (V/TTY)
800.203.6957 (V/TTY)
207.581.1231 (Fax)

Senior Research Fellow at Ono Academic College in Kiryat-Ono, Israel

CCIDS Affiliations:

Specialty Areas:

  • Health Policy
  • Access to Health Services
  • Disability Theory
  • Diversity Theory

Education:

Ph.D. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area – Psychiatry. Omaha, NE.

Dissertation Title: Attentional Development During Maturation as Assessed with Scalp Endogenous Potentials and Related Behavioral Measures.

M.S.W., University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work. Denver, CO.

B.A. in Art. California State University at Long Beach. Cum laude. Long Beach, CA.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2008-2011 Chair for the Disability Section for the American Public Health Association (2-year term began November 2009).
  • 2009 Society for Disability Studies (SDS), Senior Scholar Award
  • 2009 University of Maine, Department of Psychology, Stanley Sue Distinguished Lecture Series, Diversity Lecture – “Now guess who is coming to the diversity dinner: Disability and beyond bodies and backgrounds”
  • 2008 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity
  • Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel, Summer, 2008
  • Allan Meyers Award for Scholarship in Disability, American Public Health Association, September, 2005
  • CSWE Commission on the Role and Status of Women “Feminist Scholarship Award for 2000.” E. P. Cramer, S. F. Gilson, and E. DePoy – “Experiences of Abuse and Service Needs of Abused Women with Disabilities.”

Service:

2007-Present: Equal Health Access Committee, American Public Health Association

2006-Present: Member, Board of Directors Maine Disability Rights Center

2006-Present: Secretary, Multicultural Council, Association of University Centers on Disability

2005-Present: Access Committee, American Public Health Association

2004-Present: Member, Ecole Libre Des Hautes Etudes

2003-Present: Grant Reviewer, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research

2002-2007: Site Visitor, Council on Social Work Education

1999-Present: Council Member, Disability Section. American Public Health Association.

Scholarship Publications:

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (In Press). Social work disability practice: Applying explanatory legitimacy and disjuncture theory. In K.M. Sowers.

Gilson, S.F. (in press). Book Review: Vance, M. L. (Ed.). Disabled faculty and staff in a disabling society: Multiple identities in higher education. Huntersville, NC: Association on Higher Education and Disability. The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal.

Gilson, S.F. & DePoy, E. (In Press). The student body. Research in Social Science and Disability.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2013). Social work disability practice: Applying explanatory legitimacy and disjuncture theory. In K. D. Sowers & C. N. Dulmus (Series Eds.) & B. W. White (Vol. Ed.), Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare: Vol. 1. The Profession of Social Work (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2013). Disability design and branding: Rethinking disability within the 21st Century. In L. J. Davis (Ed.), The Disability Studies Reader (4th ed.) (pp. 485-492). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Gilson, S.F., & DePoy, E. (2013). Explanatory Legitimacy and Disjuncture: A Multidimensional Model for Disability Policy Development and Analysis. In K. M. Sowers (Series Ed.) I. Colby (Vol. Ed.), Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare: Vol 4. Social policy and policy practice (2nd ed.) (pp. 113-132). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Gilson, S. (2012). The biological person. In E. Hutchison (Ed.), Essentials of human behavior: Integrating person, environment, and the life course (pp. 75-108). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2011). Human behavior theory and applications:A critical thinking approach. Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage Publications.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2011). Studying disability: Multiple theories and responses. Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage Publications.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F. (2010). Disability by Design. The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 6(3), 53-62.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2010). Disability design and branding: Rethinking disability within the 21st Century. Disability Studies Quarterly, 30(2), Retrieved from http://www.dsq-sds.org/article/view/1247/1274.

Gilson, S.F., & DePoy, E. (2009). Policy legitimacy: A model for disability policy analysis and change. The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 5(4), 37-48.

Gilson, S.F., & DePoy, E. (2009). Commentary 5 on “A Multinational Review of English language Disability Studies Degrees and Courses.” Disability Studies Quarterly, 29(3). Retrieved from http://www.dsq-sds.org/article/view/957/1131

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2009). Designer diversity: Moving beyond categorical branding. The Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, 25, 59-70.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2008-2009, Winter). Social work practice with disability: Moving from the perpetuation of a client category to human rights and social justice. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 5(3). Retrieved from http://www.socialworker.com/jswve/content/view/103/66/

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F. (2008). Disability Studies: Origins, Current Conflict, and Resolution. The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 4(4), 33-42.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F. (2008). Designing University Techscapes: An Inter-Organizational Technology Collaboration to Advance Equality of Participation in University Organizations. In J. Salmons, & L. Wilson, (Eds.), A Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy (pp. 223-237). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (Guest Editors). (2008). Forum: Pacific Rim Conference strand –Disability studies envisioning our future. The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 4(4).

DePoy, E. & Gilson S. (2008). Healing the disjuncture: Social work disability practice.  In K.M. Sowers & C. N. Dulmus (Series Eds.) & B.W.White (Vol. Ed.), Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare: Vol. 1. The Profession of Social Work (pp. 267-282). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Gilson, S., & DePoy, E. (2008). Designer Diversity: Constructing Bodies and Backgrounds through Contemporary Design Theory. International Journal of the Humanities, 6(4), 177-188.

Gilson, S. F., & DePoy, E. (2008). Explanatory legitimacy: A model for disability policy development and analysis. In K. M. Sowers (Series Ed.) I. Colby (Vol. Ed.), Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare: Vol 4. Social policy and policy practice (pp. 203-217). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

DePoy, E. & Gilson S. (2008). Evaluation practice: How to do good evaluation research in work settings. New York: Routledge.

DePoy, E. & Gilson S. (2007). The Bell-Shaped Curve: Alive, Well and Living in Diversity Rhetoric. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 7(3), 253-260. Retrieved http://ijd.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.29/prod.514

Gilson, S. F., & DePoy, E. (2007). Da Vinci’s Ill Fated Design Legacy: Homogenization and Standardization. The International Journal of the Humanities, 5(7), 145-154. Retrieved http://ijh.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.1150

DePoy, E. & Gilson S. (2007). The human experience: Description, explanation, and judgment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gilson, S.F. (2007). Underground advocacy: Emergence of the consumer voice. In D. Fauri, E.F. Netting, & S.P. Wernet (Eds.). Cases in Macro Social Work Practice. (3rd ed.) (pp. 45-60). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2005/2006). Moving beyond nomothetic category: Diversity as symmetry. International Journal of the Humanities, 4. Retrieved from  http://www.Humanities-Journal.com

Gilson, S.F. & DePoy, E., (2005/2006). Reinventing atypical bodies in art, literature and technology. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 3, 7, Retrieved from http://www.Technology-Journal.com.

DePoy, E. & Gilson S. (2006). Universal web access: An intelligent web interface.  International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 1, 128-131. 

Gilson, S. & DePoy, E. (2005) Explanatory legitimacy:  A theory of diversity applied to disability. In G. Albrect (Ed.). Encyclopedia of  Disability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Cramer, E.P., Gilson, S.F. & DePoy, E. (2004). Women with disabilities and experiences of abuse. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment,7, 183-201.

Gilson, S. & DePoy, E.  (2004) Disability identity and cultural diversity. Review of Disability Studies, 1(1), 16-23.

Gilson, S. & DePoy, E. (2004) Rural disabled elders. In S. Butler & L. Kaye (Eds.), Gerontological social work practice in rural towns and communities. New York, NY: Haworth Press.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S.F. (2004). Rethinking disability: Principles for professional and social change. Pacific Grove, CA: Wadsworth.

DePoy, E., Gilson, S.F., & Cramer, E.P.  (2003).  Understanding the experiences of and advocating for the service and resource needs of abused, disabled women.  In A. Hans (Ed.), The women with disabilities in the majority and minority worlds. India: Sage.

Gilson, S. F., & DePoy, E. (2002). Theoretical approaches to disability content in social work education. Journal of  Social Work Education, 37, 153-165.

Gilson, S.F., Cramer, E. P., & DePoy, E. (2001). Linking the assessment of self reported functional capacity with abuse experiences of women with disabilities. Violence Against Women: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal, 7, 418-431.

Gilson, S.F., Cramer, E.P., & DePoy, E. (2001). Disability domestic violence: An expansion limitation paradox. AFFILIA 16, 220-235.

Gilson, S.F. (2000). Discussion of disability and use of self in the classroom. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 20(3/4), 125-136.

Presentations:

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F. (November 2011). Cutting-edge technology to advance full participation: An interdisciplinary robotics agenda. Virtual Presentation, AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, DC. (juried).

Gilson, S.F., & DePoy, E.  (November 2011). Healing disjuncture through synthesizing disability theory with engineering design. Annual Meeting American Public Health Association, Washington, DC. (juried)
DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F.  (October 2011). Disability as microcosm: The boundaries of being human. Disability Section, Chair’s Forum. Annual Meeting American Public Health Association, Washington, DC. (invited)

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F.  (October 2011). Rural Domestic Violence and Disability, a 21st Century Agenda. Webinar: Sponsored by Astos with funding from The Verizon Foundation.

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F.  (April  2011). Healing disjuncture: A matter of design and branding. 7th Annual Critical Disability Studies Conference. York University. Toronto, Canada. (Invited, Keynote).

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F.  (November 2010). To count or not to count? A vexing public health conceptual quagmire. Annual Meeting American Public Health Association, Denver, CO. (juried)

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F.  (November 2010). Panel participants. “Segregated legislation?” Triumphs, defeats, and unfinished business of disability policy: Disability & Gerontological Health Section joint session. Annual Meeting American Public Health Association, Denver, CO. (invited)

Gilson, S. & DePoy, E. (November 2010). Going to scale with disability studies. Roundtable Poster presented at AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, DC. (juried).

Gilson, S., & DePoy, E. (June 2010). Legitimacy and Disjuncture. Paper presented at the University of Minnesota Annual Disability Studies Symposium, Minnesota, MN, July, 2010. (juried)

Gilson, S. & DePoy, E. (June 2010). From tragedy to social invention catalyst: Disability in the 21st century. Society for Disability Studies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010. (Juried).

DePoy, E., & Gilson, S. F.  (April 2010). Using technology to heal disjuncture: An innovative application of robotics to improving the fit between bodies and environments. 25th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, April, 2010. (Invited – Distinquished Speakers Series).

DePoy, E. & Gilson, S.F. (November 17, 2009). Invited Guest lecturers in Medical Sociology (Soc 369) on the topic of the disability/ability binary. Shippensburg University. (Invited)

DePoy, E. & Gilson, S.F. (November 17, 2009). Distinguished Lecturers. “In our wildest imaginations: From tragedy to opportunity.” Shippensburg University. (Invited)

DePoy, E. & Gilson, S.F. (November 2009). New Ways of Thinking and Doing Business: Advancing Full Participation through Design and Marketing, presented at AUCD Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, DC. (juried).


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