Jefferson Sheen, MSW

Center for Persons with Disabilities
University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Utah State University
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
 
Phone: 435-797-8113
Email: jeff.sheen@usu.edu
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Last Updated: April 07, 2016

Jefferson Sheen
 

Leadership Administrative Staff: Policy Specialist
Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Support
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: * Master of Transition Specialist Personnel Prep Grant
 
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
Family Studies
Social Work
Disability Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Psychology
School Counselor Education Program
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Young adult transition, SSDI, SSI, Medicaid, Work Incentives, employment, traumatic brain injury, sibling support, inclusion, national service, volunteers, independent living , online courses
Education: Young adult transition, SSDI, SSI, Medicaid, Work Incentives, employment, traumatic brain injury, sibling support, inclusion, national service, volunteers, independent living , online courses
Service: Young adult transition, SSDI, SSI, Medicaid, Work Incentives, employment, traumatic brain injury, sibling support, inclusion, national service, volunteers, independent living , online courses

Vita/Bio

Jeff Sheen received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Social Work from Utah State University in May of 1999. He completed his Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Utah in May 2002. Jeff is currently a third year doctoral student in Disability Disciplines at Utah State University. He is also a Policy Analyst and Training/Development Specialist at the Center for Persons with Disabilities, where he has worked since 2001. Jeff has a particular interest in community development and has been involved in directing and evaluating a number of projects designed to improve community resources for individuals with disabilities and their families. During the past fourteen years Jeff has had multiple opportunities to develop and provide training on a wide variety of disability related issues to local, state, and national audiences. Some of Jeff's current projects include working on the Aggies Elevated project team, serving as the Project Coordinator for the USU Master of Transition Specialist project, working in the USU EmployAbility Clinic, consulting on the New Community Opportunities: Youth Transition National project, and teaching as adjunct faculty in the Psychology and Social Work Departments.  In his role as a disability policy analyst, Jeff serves as the Chair of Senator Hatch's Disability Advisory Committee and is the Chair of the Utah Statewide Independent Living Council's Youth Committee. Jeff and his family love living in Cache Valley and enjoy mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, and all sorts of outdoor activities.