Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Death

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Death

Article excerpt

Barry Stephens, a former Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) peer reviewer and author and associate professor of human services and counseling, Lindsey Wilson College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, died recently. He also worked as assistant professor for the Behavioral Studies Program in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama; and in the 1990s he worked at the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University, where he was instrumental in developing many of the current protocols that are used to evaluate programs for older people with visual impairments in over 16 U.S. states. According to a note disseminated by Mississippi State University, "His national and regional work with older blind persons and those adjusting to vision loss has contributed greatly to our field, and his compassion and humor will be missed." Dr. Stephens earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in counselor education from Mississippi State University and a Doctor of Education degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Alabama. In addition, he held national certification in rehabilitation counseling, was a licensed professional counselor, and had certification in gerontology and in deafness. …

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