Associate Research Administrator Jay Klein is an Associate Clinical Professor for the Social Work School in the College for Public Programs and serves as Project Director for the Alliance for Person-Centered Accessible Technologies (APAcT) out of the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). APAcT is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) which trains graduate students who are seeking doctoral degrees from both ASU and California State University at Long Beach. Jay was the director of the Initiative on Inclusive Communities at ASU from 2008-2010. He came to ASU after nearly twenty years at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, where he served as the Director of the Center for Housing and New Community Economics and the National Home of Your Own Alliance. As an international leader and educator in efforts to include people with disabilities in the mainstream of community life, Jay has administered a variety of projects in collaboration with federal and state agencies with a focus on state and federal policy analysis, model demonstration, technical assistance, and interdisciplinary training. Jay has in-depth knowledge of and experience with financial, policy and programmatic issues that effect the ability of people with disabilities to accumulate assets to live in communities. He is widely respected for his ability to translate professional practices into everyday realities for people with disabilities and their families. He has authored and produced over forty-five articles, chapters, workbooks and videos on topics such as housing, supported living, homeownership, developing natural supports, community development, communication dynamics, and a training manual for homebuyers. As an educator, community organizer and author, he has worked on policy and practice related to the economic and social participation of people with disabilities in order to foster inclusion in their communities.
Social Work, University of Wisconsin, 1980