Dr. John Chad Duncan

Associate Professor,
Northwestern University

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Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60201
Work: (334) 332-1886

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I am currently an Associate Professor at Northwestern in the Prosthetics & Orthotics within Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Prior to going Northwestern, I was a Department Chair at ASU. On March 21, 2014 ASU P&O received notice from CAAHEP for accreditation of ASU's Prosthetic and Orthotic program. This made it the 11 program in the U.S.
I was put in charge of getting a program in Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics established. Alabama State University received candidate status 2012, which allowed the program to take its first cohort in Fall 2012. We went through the second phase of accreditation and had site visit from NCOPE late Fall 2013. Now we are fully accredited. Alabama State University is the first Historical Black College & University (HBCU) to house a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics in the nation.
I was also involved with the candidacy and initial Commission on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accreditation of the undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Services while serving as program coordinator. One of the first programs in the nation to obtain undergraduate CORE accreditation. Finally, Due to leadership void and upcoming CORE accreditation in 2014, I was asked to step in and guide the Rehabilitation Counseling program through the process. Successfully guided the program through graduate CORE accreditation self-study and site review. Received an 8 year accreditation from CORE.


  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor


Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
Doctor of Philosophy, 2008
Rehabilitation & Special Education
Dissertation: The purpose of undergraduate rehabilitation education: Implications for curriculum development

Auburn University
Rehabilitation Services

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Prosthetics & Orthotics

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Master of Science Rehabilitation Counseling, 2006
Rehabilitation Counseling