History Professor to be Honored on Pennsylvanians With Disabilities Day

Dr. Daniel J. Wilson, Professor of history, will be honored at the April 20 Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Day luncheon.

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:58:00 EDT

The organization recognizes individuals and organizations that have assisted in the removal of barriers to the physically and mentally challenged.

Wilson is being honored for his scholarly work on polio and for his service in multiple disability organizations. Three of his books have dealt with polio, including Living with Polio: The Epidemic and its Survivors (U of Chicago Press, 2009). He is a founding member of the Disability History Association. He served two terms as President of the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living and is currently on the board of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. He serves on the national board of Post-Polio International.