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Deborah J. Hendricks, Ed.D.

Bio of JAN staff member Deborah J. Hendricks

Deborah J. Hendricks

Executive Director

Deborah J. Hendricks is the Director of the Center for Disability Inclusion (CDI) in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University (WVU) and the Principal Investigator and Executive Director for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) project, which is operated by the CDI. JAN is the leading national source for expert guidance on job accommodation solutions for people with disabilities and disability-related legislation (e.g., the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act). Dr. Hendricks was involved in the establishment of JAN at WVU and was one of the first JAN employees when the project began operations in September of 1983.

Dr. Hendricks has a long tenure with WVU and has been employed by the University since 1979. Prior to her work with JAN, she held a number of positions with the West Virginia Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, a WVU affiliated national center that conducted research and training to support persons with disabilities in employment, community engagement, and living independently.

Dr. Hendricks is also a Service Associate Professor at WVU, where she has taught both undergraduate and graduate-level statistics courses for more than 20 years. In this role, she has taught Business Research and Multivariate Statistics for the School of Business and Economics, as well as Introduction to Research, Statistics 1, Statistics 2, and Multivariate Statistics for the College of Education and Human Services.

Dr. Hendricks earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Statistics, and a Bachelor of Science degree with specialization in Statistics, all from West Virginia University.