College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. James Schiller's formal education and training have been in disability policy and services for the past 25+ years. Dr. Schiller began his career in direct clinical practice in mental and behavioral health across all age groups. He developed a model treatment service system for adolescent's abusing substances for the State of Arizona. He also was instrumental in developing a model in substance abuse treatment for people with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. He then moved into higher education and has been teaching at the Undergraduate and Graduate level for the past 18 years. His career at Gallaudet University is marked by assisting the University in using technology in the classroom and exploring online education for deaf and deafblind students. He was then asked to be the Director of Student Support for the development of the University of Southern California's Virtual Academic Center. With his knowledge and experience in online education, Dr. Schiller joined Walden University as Contributing Faculty member since the Social Work Program's launch in 2013. For the past 4 years, Dr. Schiller returned to direct clinical practice with an emphasis on online healthcare.
Dr. Schiller's research, publications, and presentation history have been concentrated on disability services and policy. Dr.Schiller is currently developing a text for students in human services towards working with people with disabilities and their families.