THOMAS J. NEUVILLE, PH.D.
Department of Special Education
ACADEMIC DEGREES AND
State University, Education (Special Needs)& Human Resources
1987 M.B.A.University of Phoenix
1974 B.S.W. University of Wisconsin
IN HIGHER EDUCATION
August 2004 – Present Associate Professor, Department of
Special Education, Millersville University
August 1999-2004 Assistant
Professor, Department of Special Education, Millersville University.
May 1991-Present Independent
Educator, Facilitator, Organizer and Strategist
1992 – 1995 Instructor
(adjunct) Department of Human Services Metropolitan State College, Denver
(adjunct) in the School of Education teaching multiculturalism, Colorado State
in graduate business school teaching strategic management, organizational
development and project management and in the school of education for issues in
adult education, facilitation, theories of education and introduction to
education, University of Phoenix.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION / TRANSITION
- Coordinator of vocational work activities program.
- Rehabilitation Counselor State of Colorado.
- Owner and Director of residential support services
- Co-Founder and Educator of Supported Employment
programs and federally funded regional training institute.
- Executive Director of employment agency
- President and Executive Director of a human service
- Executive Director of Denver Center for Independent
- Executive Director of Resource Exchange Community
Centered Board (multi-county funding, case management and service agency).
- Executive Coach, Consultant and staff educator for
Human Service, non-profit and governmental organizations.
- President and Board member of local and state ARC.
- Appointed as a Habilitation Consultant team by the
Special master of the federal Court 2002.
- Member Penn Manor School District Steering Committee
- Appointed (2010) By Governor to the Special Education Advisory
- Appointed (2007) by PA Department of Education to the
Least Restrictive Environment Advisory Panel. The purpose is to implement the
Gaskin Settlement on inclusion.
Neuville, Thomas, J (2009). The Main Concerns: Students With Disabilities in Transition. The Main
Concerns Theory of Supreme Excellence, Symbiotic Relationships & Democratic
Processes as a Foundation for Educational Programming. VDM Publishing House Ltd. Saarbrucken,
Thomas J. Executive Producer (2009) (video) Reflections on a Lifetime in Human
Services From Prior to the Reforms of the 1950s – 70s to the present, with
Implications for the Future: What Has Gotten Better, What Has Gotten Worse,
What Is the Same and What Lies Ahead: Wolfensberger lecture at Millersville
University. AND An Interpreted Pictorial Presentation on The History of
Human Services with Emphasis on the Origins of Some of Our Major Contemporary
Service Patterns and Some Universal Lessons for the Planning and Structuring of
Services Which Can Be Learned from This History; Wolfensberger lecture at
Millersville University. Syracuse University Training Institute, Syracuse,
Neuville, T. with Smith, C. (2008). SRV
& teacher prep: Not just a
course, but a course of action. The
SRV Journal, 3(2), 19-26.
Thomas J. Executive Producer (2008) (video) Response to Intervention:
Foundations. Atlas Initiative for Public Education, Morgantown, PA.
Thomas J. (2005) The Intimacy of Knowing; A Socially Constructed Behavior
Management Reality. Keystone Institute Times, Harrisburg, PA.
Neuville, Thomas J.
(2005). SPED 330; People With Disabilities: Social Discrimination and
Oppression; The Social, Political and Cultural Realities of Living as a Person
With a Disability Syllabus & SPED 332 Culture of Service: Lessons From The Disability Rights Movement: Internal Reflection Leading to Actions of
Community and Peace. Syllabus. AAR Syllabus Project, http://www.aarweb.org/syllabus/.
Neuville, Thomas J. (2003).
(video) Motivating Staff And
Decreasing Burnout. Developmental Disabilities Resources, Lancaster, PA.
Neuville, Thomas J. (2003). (video) Supporting Individuals With Developmental
Disabilities: The Seven Themes Of
Effective Advocacy. Developmental
Disabilities Resources. Lancaster, PA
Thomas (2003). Doing and Thinking with a Purpose from a Community-centric
Foundation: Lessons Useful for School Reform. http://www.coe.wayne.edu/CommunityBuilding/RCPress.html#anchor105149. Renaissance Community Press, Wayne State University,
Thomas J. (2002). What are The Main Concerns Related to Students With
Disabilities as They Transition From Secondary Schools to Adult Life? Based
on Neuville Dissertation (2000) and developed for use in bound course material
SPED434, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
Thomas J. (2002). (video) Team Building: Developing Successful Teams
Providing Services to Individuals With Developmental Disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Resources.
Thomas J. (2002). Inclusion By Not Excluding In The First Place Pg 466
(in Inclusion; Teaching, Creating Effective Schools For All Learners, book)
Allyn-Bacon publishers. Boston, MA
Neuville, T. J. (1999). Chapter Four, Changing the
Character of Corporate America:
Diversity Lessons from the Disability Movement. Unfinished
Business: Diversity Promise, BNA
Communications. Rockville, MD, 39-46.
OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY (presentations and conference
July 15, 2009. Rediscovering the Work You Were Meant To Do.
Professional Development Series @ Millersville University, Millersville, PA
May 13, 2009. Working with Others (Who Seem Difficult to Work
With) Professional Development Series @ Millersville University, Millersville,
March 4, 2009. Offering Your Gifts through Service: Exploring
Personal Growth and Self-Actualization. Professional Development Series @
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
15, 2008. How to Lead in Your Nonprofit World. Nonprofit Resource Network,
Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
31, 2008. Love Your Conflict. Millersville Professional Development series,
21, 2008. History of Special Education Law and the PA Gaskin Agreement. West
Chester University, Westchester, PA.
10, 11, & 12, 2008. Leadership Retreat for Strategic Planning. CP of
Colorado and the Vanguard Classical School, Vail, Colorado.
19, 2008. Communicate For Success. Millersville Professional Development
series, Millersville, PA.
2008. Teams That Work. Millersville Professional Development series, Millersville, PA.
3, 2007. Facilitated a state wide Public hearing for PA Department of
Education’s Least restrictive Advisory Panel. Millersville University,
12 – 13, 2007. Future Search Conference, Facilitator, Montgomery School.
Chester County, PA.
3-4, 2007. SESSION ONE: Bright Eyed Nobodies Meet
Expectations: Lessons Drawn From Teaching SRV as a Mandatory Undergraduate Teacher
Certification Course. SESSION TWO: Practical Retention: How I Attempt To Use My
Undergraduate SRV Lessons For The
Benefit of Students at A City School. International Social Role Valorization
Conference, Ottowa, Canada.
12, 2007. Transformation and Change
Agentry. Millersville Professional Development series, Millersville, PA.
5, 2007. Planning Alternative Tomorrow’s With Hope. A strategic planning
session for PDE and the Gaskin Settlement Agreement Implementers. Harrisburg,
2, 2007. Planning Alternative Tomorrow’s With Hope. A personal plan for Ian
H. Lincoln Middle School, Lancaster, PA.
7 – 9, 2007. Knowing If You Are Part Of The Problem Or Part Of The
Solution; Building Just Schools. Leadership
for Equity and Excellence Transforming Education, National Center for Culturally Responsive
Educational Systems, Washington D.C.
January 8, 2007. A Change
Agents Tool Box. Methods For Solving
Problems And Crafting Organizational Change. Millersville Professional Development
series, Millersville, PA
2006. The Questions and Answers to Inclusive School Communities, TASH International, Baltimore, MD
October 23, 2006. Creating
Organizational Cultures Where Everyone Flourishes. Millersville
Professional Development Series, Keystone Institute.
October 20 & 21, 2006. Future
Search Conference, Facilitator, Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster, PA
October 6, 2006. Person
Centered Planning, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
March 31, 2006 – Discovering
the Culture Within, Keystone Human Services Conference, Harrisburg, PA.
November 10, 2005. Rules
for Radicals: Waging Peace for Full Inclusion. TASH International
Conference. Milwaukee WI.
November 9, 2005. Building Whole Schools: Connecting Inclusive Education
Systems Change to School Improvement (Full Day). TASH International Conference. Milwaukee WI.
August 4, 2005. Strategic
Planning. North Eastern Center For Independent Living. Scranton, PA.
July 27, 2005.
Characteristics of Home. Southwestern PA Human Service Annual Conference.