Carl Flowers is a Professor and the Director of Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Flowers received his Doctorate in Rehabilitation from Southern Illinois University and is Coordinator of the online Executive Masters Rehabilitation Administration (EMRA) program. He teaches courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration programs, including classes in Case Management, Rehabilitation Administration and Supervision, Legal and Professional Issues and Advanced Fiscal Management. Carl's experiences include work as a trainer/provocateur for more than 10 years with the Great Lakes Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs (RCEP) and was the Lead Specialist on a multi-year federal grant targeting awareness, sensitivity and diversity training for public rehabilitation agencies in Rehabilitation Services Administration Region V (Illinois , Ohio , Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin) with an ultimate goal of increasing equitable services for persons applying and receiving services. Prior to joining the SIU faculty, he directed the Pacific Northwest Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program (RCEP) (Alaska , Idaho , Oregon and Washington). Carl is a Switzer Scholar (2001) and is a past-president (2007) of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) and a past Board Chair and President of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. Dr. Flowers has published more than 25 articles and presented at a number of national conferences and serves on the editorial board of two professional journals, Rehabilitation Education (RE) and the Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators (RCEA ) and has served as Guest Editor for the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) and Psychological Record (PR). Dr. Flowers is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
Linda joined TACE V and Southern Illinois University in 2005 as a Program Manager.
With a Master of Science degree in Education, Linda has worked extensively for people with disabilities. Her career titles have included: Therapist, Outreach Specialist, Case Manager, Teacher, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Her most recent position was Training Specialist with TACE V through Western Washington University.
Christine Johnson, M.A., C.R.C., is a Program Manager with the Region 5 Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She has over 25 years experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation, also having served as the Staff Specialist for CRP’s with the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services. Her areas of interest include career counseling and assessment, job development, and policy and systems integration.
David Michael Adams, M.S., a graduate of the University of Tennessee Rehabilitation Counseling program. After Graduation he was a Rehabilitation Counselor in Florida, taught in an Undergraduate Rehabilitation Program at Troy University, and was the Director of a three County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center in Troy, Alabama. Since 1980 has worked with 16 states and 3 Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs, becoming the Director of the Great Lakes RCEP in 1986. He developed and presented multiple training programs for rehabilitation professionals and independent living center staff members and directors. David served as project director on numerous National Short-Term Training Grants ranging in scope from ADA to Marketing/Placement to Impartial Hearing Officer.