Abigail O. Akande, Ph.D., CRC

Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation & Human Services , RHS
Office Location: Cloverly, 209

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Teaching Interests and Courses Taught

  • Medical Aspects of Disability
  • Intro to Rehab Services
  • Intro to Disability Culture
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Rehabilitation Foundations
  • Cross Cultural Counseling

Selected Awards and Honors

Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence: Teaching Fellow Award (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence: Distinguished Teaching Fellow Medallion (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (The University of Arizona)

Research Interests
I am a qualitative researcher, with an affinity toward inquiry through storytelling and narrative interviewing techniques.
My research interests include community-based vocational rehabilitation and reproductive justice concerns for immigrant women with disabilities (and chronic health conditions) and women with disabilities in developing countries.
I am especially interested in magnifying differences in experiences between immigrants and American ethnic minorities with disabilities seeking services.
Research that most directly relates to my teaching includes service-learning in rehabilitation, narrative interviewing in service provision, and cultural sensitivity cultivation through collaborative learning.