Derek Nord Named New Director of Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IN UCEDD)

May 24, 2016

Photo by the IUB Newsroom
Photo by the IUB Newsroom

Following a national search, Derek Nord has been appointed the new director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University. Nord is currently associate director of the Research and Training Center on Community Living, a part of the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration.

Located on the eastern edge of the IU Bloomington campus, the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is a federally designated Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. It is made up of seven research centers related to developmental disabilities: the Early Childhood Center, the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, the Center on Community Living and Careers, the Center on Aging and Community, the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, the Center for Disability Information and Referral, and the Center for Planning and Policy Studies.

Nord begins his new position July 1. He'll also join the School of Education at IU Bloomington as an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Nord brings with him more than 15 years of experience working to improve services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including leading or co-leading numerous national and statewide research, training and technical assistance projects related to community living and participation.

Read full announcement in the IUB Newsroom.