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Dr. Merbitz has 15 years of full-time experience teaching at the university level, 12 years as a full-time researcher on learning in rehabilitation, and two years of full-time experience in service delivery as a certified school psychologist. He also served as director of the Center for Disability Resources at IIT for nine years, where he was responsible for all disability accommodations provided by the university. Dr. Merbitz has a national reputation in the rehabilitation and behavioral communities and is widely cited on issues in functional assessment. His current research involves objective process measures for relating clinical interventions in rehabilitation to outcomes and outcome measures (Merbitz, Morris and Grip 1989; Merbitz, 1996). Dr. Merbitz has published numerous articles, two books, and has served as reviewer for NIDRR (the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research) and the journals Stroke, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Behavior Research Methods Instruments and Computers, Journal of Precision Teaching, and The Behavior Analyst. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, for whom he helped, write SCI treatment standards. Dr. Merbitz recently completed a term as president of the Chicago Association for Behavior Analysis and simultaneously of BASIL, the Behavior Analysis Society of Illinois. He served on an advisory board of the Illinois Assistive Technology Project and the Governor’s Task Force on Human Services Reform in Illinois. Dr. Merbitz received a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1975.