About Our Staff

Dr. James W. Conroy, PhD: President

Graduating cum laude from Yale University in 1970 with a BA in Physiological Psychology, Dr. Conroy began his career doing research on the impacts of the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1970. He received his MA in Sociology/Program Evaluation and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Temple University in 1992.  While at Temple University, he was the Principal Investigator and designer of the Pennhurst Longitudinal Study, the largest study ever done up to that time on the topic of moving people with developmental disabilities from institutions to small community homes. Since then, Dr. Conroy has directed more than a dozen similar longitudinal studies in other states. He has been responsible for more than 250 formal research reports to government agencies and foundations, as well as more than 30 articles in scholarly journals and 10 book chapters.

His works have been publicized on CBS 60 Minutes, ABC Nightline, public television, public radio, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.

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 Steve Devlin Steven J. Devlin, PhD: Vice President

Steven J. Devlin, PhD has a broad research background beginning with his work with Dr. Conroy in 1984 when Dr. Devlin was a graduate student at Temple University. He then joined The Center for Outcome Analysis in the late 1980s as its first employee before moving into a career in higher education. In 2007 Dr. Devlin rejoined the Center as a Senior Research Associate. His interests include quality of life for  disenfranchised people, especially those facing challenges due to disability, age, addiction, health crises, and incarceration. Dr. Devlin has an undergraduate degree from Dickinson College
(B.A., Psychology, 1980), a Masters degree from Boston University (Ed.M., Counseling Psychology, 1981), and a Doctorate from Temple University (Ph.D., Educational Psychology, 1991).

 Picture of Charlie for Front Page Charles S. Ferris, AS :: Research Associate

Charles Ferris joined The Center for Outcome Analysis in 2004 and has been working closely with Dr. Conroy since. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in experimental psychology at Saint Joseph's University after graduating from Delaware County Community College as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society.

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