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About James L. Soldner

Dr. James L. Soldner teaches in the rehabilitation counseling track within the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD). He conducts scholarly research, teaches graduate coursework, and is involved in various service activities within SGISD. Dr. Soldner has published scholarly research on a range of topics generally related to rehabilitation and behavior analysis. He has facilitated 80+ presentations at academic conferences and training seminars at the local, state, national, and international levels. His current research and teaching interests include the applications of behavior analysis to rehabilitation, evidence-based practice in rehabilitation, contemporary issues in rehabilitation administration and leadership, brain injury rehabilitation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Dr. Soldner is a consulting editor for the Journal of Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, and the Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association Journal. He also has been a guest editor for Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education.

Before joining SGISD, Soldner held faculty appointments at Utah State University and Assumption College. He has an extensive clinical background providing services to individuals with disabilities in a wide variety of rehabilitation and educational settings. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor, doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst, and licensed applied behavior analyst in Massachusetts.


January 2013 - Present Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston School for Global Inclusion and Social Development

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - Poster Competition (1st Place), Assumption College Undergraduate Symposium, Worcester, MA
  • 2009 - National Rehabilitation Administration Association Jerome R. Lorenz Endowed Scholarship for Future Leaders in the Field of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
  • 2002 - Psi Chi Regional Research Award, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 - Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chapter, Eau Claire, WI

Rehabilitation Administration (6)

Rehabilitation Counseling (1)

Organizational Behavior Management / Leadership (4)

Behavior Analysis (2)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning / Pedagogy (7)

Other Publications (1)

Books / Book Chapters (2)