William N. Myhill, M.Ed., J.D.
Senior Research Associate The Burton Blatt Institute - Syracuse University
Mr. Myhill is a Senior Research Associate at BBI and Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University. He has over 20 years of professional experience in law and education, collaborating with and providing services for diverse individuals with disabilities and cultural/linguistic differences, through research, teaching, and advocacy in the United States and abroad. He has a lifetime of personal experience with family disability and is a board member for Onondaga Community Living, a service agency providing individualized vocational and residential support for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Mr. Myhill oversees disability law and policy research initiatives at BBI, and is Project Director for the five-year, “Demand-side Employment Placement Models” grant from the National Institute for Disability & Rehabilitation Research. His personal research interests include ADA implementation, special education, accessible IT & telecommunications, distance education, youth-to-work transition, invisible disabilities, and universal design principles. Formerly, Mr. Myhill served for twelve years as a special education teacher, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to facilitate and implement individualized education programs for children having diverse special needs, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea.