Dr. West has been with the RRTC for 23 years, has primarily been involved in research, evaluation, and policy analysis projects, with expertise in disability (i.e. MR, TBI, SCI), employment, vocational rehabilitation, and rehabilitation technology.
Dr. West has served as P.I for a number of grant projects, including DOL Telework /Telecommuting Pilot Research for veterans with disabilities and RSA’s Title III supported employment systems change project. He has authored or co-authored 35 commercially published books and book chapters on employment for people with disabilities and over 50 refereed journal articles.
Wehman, P., Lau, S., Molinelli, A., Brooke, V., Thompson, K., Moore, C. & West, M. (2012). Supported Employment for Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Data. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 37(3), 1-10.
Cimera, R., Wehman, P., West, M. & Burgess, S. (2012). Do Sheltered Workshops Enhance Employment Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder?. Autism, 16(1), 87-94.
West, M., Campbell, L., McMahon, B. & Davis, A. (2008). Post Hire Employment Discrimination Toward Workers with Disabilities: Development of a Prediction Model for Merit Claims. Monograph: Workplace Supports & Job Retention, 0, .
West, M., Targett, P., Crockatt, S. & Wehman, P. (2012). Return to Work Following Traumatic Brain Injury. In Zasler, N., Katz, D., Zafonte, R. & Arciniegas, D. Bullock, M. Kreutzer, J. Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition New York, NY: Demos Medical.