University at Buffalo

Courtney Ward-Sutton, PhD, CRC (She/ Her/ Hers)

Courtney Ward-Sutton, PhD, CRC

Assistant Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Addictions; Access and Equity; Administration/Management; Cultural Studies; Child and Adolescent Development; Disability Studies; Cultural Competence; Educational technology; Multicultural Competence; STEM education; Higher Education; Medical Aspects of Disability; Race, Inequality, and Education; Mental Health; Qualitative Research Methods; Universal Design; Quantitative Research Methods; Professional / Staff Development; Research Design; Research Methods; Rehabilitation Counseling; Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues; Social and Emotional Development

Contact Information
418 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1122

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Education and Training:
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Langston University, Rehabilitation Counseling (2021)
  • Doctorate, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education (2017)
  • Masters, North Carolina Central University, Psychology (2014)
  • Bachelors, Bennett College for Women, Psychology (2010)
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Johnson, J. E., Moore, C. L., Ward-Sutton, C., Washington, A. L., Sanders, P., & Starr, R. (2022). Emerging conceptual frameworks for co-serving veterans of color across the state-federal vocational rehabilitation program: SVRAs, AIVRPs, and VA-VR&E. Journal of Rehabilitation, 88(1).
  • Kiossaba, B., McCray, S., Ward-Sutton, C., Starr, R. Moore, C., Manyibe, E., & Lewis, A. (2022). Barriers and translational solutions to improving community living outcomes among people of color with disabilities with opioid use disorder: A focus group perspective. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.
  • Manyibe, E. O., Moore, C.L., Washington, A.L., Ward-Sutton, C., Koissaba, B., Uhunoma, O., Webb, K. & Peterson, G.J. (2022). COVID-19 health and rehabilitation implications among multiply marginalized people of color with disabilities: A scoping review. Journal of Rehabilitation
  • McCray, S. H., Ward-Sutton, C., Moore, C. L., Ole Koissaba, B. R., Starr, R., & Manyibe, E. O. (2022). A scoping review of opioid use disorder treatment barriers and telehealth for African Americans with disabilities in rural communities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 88(1).
  • Ward-Sutton, C., Moore, C., Manyibe, E., Kwan, N., Lewis, A., Wang, N., Lequerica, A., O’Neil, J., Fyffe, D. (2022). Assistive technology workplace accommodation and employment among diverse populations with disabilities: Does race/ethnicity matter? Journal of Rehabilitation
Recent Presentations:
  • Sutton, C.W. (2022, November). Minority Serving Institutions and African American-Owned Technology Firms Barriers in Assistive Technology Research and Development. Paper presented at the meeting of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Conference, Chicago, IL.;
Recent Activities:
Professional Service:
  • National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) Social Media and Public Policy Committee Member
  • National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concern (NAMRC) Board Member
Recent Editorships:
  • Editor; Suicide and Self-Injury as part of the series currently titled Dangerous Behavior in Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Contact Information

418 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1122

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