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Ken Hergenrather is professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Development at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Auburn University in Auburn Alabama. Dr. Hergenrather is the recipient of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) 2008 Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year Award. His primary research area is the employment needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS. He has worked in the field of public health education in the area of HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and clinical drug trials. He has collaborated with community-based AIDS service organizations and state vocational service agencies to address the employment needs of persons with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hergenrather is a board member of the National Working Positive Coalition and a member of the Research Working Group. He has been an author on more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, and 100 national presentations, and several international presentations. Dr. Hergenrather served on the boards of for three national rehabilitation organizations that include the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), The National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and the National Council for Rehabilitation on which is a past president.

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