CURRICULUM VITA

RODNEY E. CALDWELL

MAILING ADDRESS: 352 Seven Oaks Trail, Knoxville, TN 37922, 865-693-9394

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

Ph.D., Vocational Psychology, WALDEN UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, MN, 1994.

Master of Science, Vocational Rehabilitation Job Development/Job Placement, DRAKE UNIVERSITY, Des Moines, Iowa, 1985.

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, Kansas, 1978.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

Fellow, American Board of Vocational Experts.

Vocational Expert, Social Security Administration, OHA.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC # 19697

Rule 31 Mediator, General Civil Mediation

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Social Security Disability Counselor / Representative, Knoxville, TN, January 1995 to present.

Advise applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Represent claimants in appeals hearings before Administrative Law Judges with the Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals.

 

Vocational Consultant, Caldwell Rehabilitation Consulting, Inc., Knoxville, TN, August 1988 to present.

Vocational Assessment, Out Placement Services, Alternate Job Placement, Industrial Disability Management, Expert Vocational Testimony, Transferable Job Skills Analysis, Career Counseling, Rehabilitation Case Management, Americans With Disabilities Act and Reasonable Accommodations.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN, June 1986 to August 1988.

Coordinate re-employment and job placement of TVA employees with work related injuries. Evaluate transferable jobs skills and training. On site job analysis. Labor market surveys. Job seeking skills training, training plan development.

Nebraska Manager/Rehabilitation Specialist, International Rehabilitation Associates, Omaha, Nebraska. 1985-1986.

Rehabilitation case management, alternate job placement, expert vocational testimony, transferable job skills analysis, training plan development.

State Wide Coordinator, Projects With Industry, Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Wichita, Kansas 1982-1985.

Manage state wide job placement program with 14 offices. Recruit, train, and supervise 20 job placement specialists. Maintain employer advisory groups. Coordinate services with state and federal agencies.

English Conversation Teacher, Osaka, Japan 1980-1982.

Teach English conversation at Hannan University, Shi Tennoji High School, and Kashiba High School, as well as to Japanese Business men. Edit English translations of technical and engineering manuals.

 

Work Activity Director, Cottonwood Inc., Work Training Center, Lawrence, Kansas, 1974-1979.

Develop and manage work training programs for severely retarded adults. Job placement of training center clients.

 

HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Private Industry Council, SDA 1, Kansas JTPA, Appointed 1983-1985.

American Board of Vocational Experts.

International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector.

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

Computerized Transferable Job Skills Analysis, Kansas Careers, Kansas State University, 1982.

Kansas Workers Compensation Seminar, Kansas division of Workers' Compensation, 1982.

Job Development, National Association of Retarded Citizens, 1983.

Behavioral Counseling, RCEP, Region VII, University of Missouri, 1983.

Transferable Job Skills, RCEP, Region VII, University of Missouri, 1983.

Core Knowledge In Chemical Dependency, Kansas Social And Rehabilitation Services, 12 week course, 1983.

Medical Aspects of Disability, RCEP, Region VII, 1984.

Job Analysis Workshop, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, Rehabilitation Engineering Project, Wichita State University, 1985.

Successful Career Strategies, National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), 1985.

Learning Disabilities, NRA, 1985.

Finding Jobs On Main Street, NRA, 1986.

Communication With Workers Who Become Disabled, NRA, 1986.

Job Placement, NRA, 1986.

Increasing Your Private Sector Job Placement Success, Mainstream, Inc., 1987.

Vocational Evaluation, University of Tennessee, 1988.

Administration and Interpretation of the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), Kentucky Dept. of H.R.

Vocational Experts in Railroad Litigation, American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE), 1989.

Expert Vocational Testimony, ABVE, 1989.

Social Security Expert Testimony, ABVE, 1989.

Vocational Testimony for Impairment of Earning Capacity, ABVE, 1990.

Calculating the Present Value of Economic Loss, Menninger Return To Work Center, 1990.

Vocational Economics, Purdue University, 1991.

Americans with Disabilities Act, ABVE, 1992.

Expert Vocational Testimony, ABVE, 1992.

Workers' Compensation and the ADA, Menninger Return to Work Center, 1992.

Lasting Consequences of Wrongful Dismissal, ABVE, 1994

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Wrongful Termination, ABVE, 1994

The Use and Interpretation of Pain Measurement Scales for Diagnosing Employability, ABVE 1995

ADA Update, ABVE 1995

The Role of the Expert in the Courtroom, ABVE 1995

Domestic Case Vocational Profiles, ABVE, 1995

Using Temperaments to Evaluate Employability in Psychiatric and Head Injury Cases, ABVE, 1995

Evaluating the Earning Capacity of a Businessman, ABVE 1995

Social Security Update, ABVE 1996

Using Neuropsychological Data in Forensic Vocational Consultation, ABVE, 1996

Technical Devices for Severely Handicapped, ABVE 1996

Concussions, Mild and Severe, ABVE 1996

Federal Rules of Procedures 26(a)2. Disclosure of Expert Testimony, ABVE 1996

Meeting the Daubert Standard in Assessing the Loss of Pleasure of Life, or Beyond the Berla Scale, ABVE 1996

Hedonic Loss, Valuing Life, ABVE 1996

Life Care Planning, University of Florida, Rehabilitation Training Institute, 1997-1998.

Latex Allergy as a Disability, ABVE 1999

Pain Assessment for Forensic Purposes, ABVE 1999

Clinical Assessment of Symptom Exaggeration & Malingering with Particular Emphasis on Mild Head Trauma, NARPPS, 1999

Application of Apportionment in Loss of Earning Capacity Evaluation: Considering the Impact of Pre- Existing Impairment & Disability, NARPPS, 1999

Mediation, General/Civil, 40 hour, Rule 31 approved course, December 2000

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Aging and Vocational Adjustment, September 1992

Occupational Adjustment of Industrially Injured Workers, September 1992.

History of Disability and Social Policy, February 1993.

The Future of Work, May 1993.

The ADA: Impact on Worker's Compensation, February 1993.

Rehabilitation Counseling, Why Bother? October 1993.

Reality Therapy in Vocational Rehabilitation, October, 1993.

Reality Therapy, November 1993.

Counseling the Injured Worker, November 1993.

Ethics and Vocational Experts, December 1993.

Credibility of Claimants in Litigation, February, 1994.

All publications are the product of research done for completion of the Ph.D.