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Co-DirectorDr. Connie Sung MSUCollege of Education, Assistant Professor
Connie Sung is an assistant professor of rehabilitation counseling and the co-director of Spartan Project SEARCH. Her educational background includes rehabilitation counseling psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational science. Her research interests focus on biopsychosocial factors associated with successful transition, psychosocial and employment outcomes as well as quality of life of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Sung is also a Mary Switzer Fellow awarded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). She has published close to 40 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She is a principal investigator of several community-based participatory research projects, includes evaluation of intervention strategies to improve career development and employment outcomes of transition-aged individuals with autism and/or epilepsy. As the co-director of Spartan Project SEARCH, Dr. Sung and her students provide support to students with intellectual/developmental disabilities who participate in internship experiences across MSU campus. She also conducts research to examine the impact of the program on transition outcomes of participating students and campus climate/attitudes toward individuals with disabilities.