Mary Handley

  • Professor, Human Services
  • Advisor, Human Services Club
Mary Handley, Cazenovia College Professor, Human Services
Division(s): 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Contact: 
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Office Location: 
Williams Hall 242
Telephone: 
315.655.7131
Email: 
mhandley@cazenovia.edu
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Dr. Handley has been with Cazenovia College since 1999 as an assistant professor in the Human Services program. A very popular professor on campus, she teaches courses on mental health counseling; and disability and rehabilitation services. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Cazenovia in the 1997-1998 school year, and between stints here worked first as an adjunct faculty then assistant professor at Utica College in the same field. Prior to that she was an adjunct faculty member at Syracuse University.
Education: 
  • B.P.S Human Services, SUNY Utica/Rome
  • M.S., Ph.D. Rehabilitation Counseling, Syracuse University
Awards/Honors: 
  • 2001: 21st Century Fund at Cazenovia College
  • 2000: Sophomore Class Awards Dinner Speaker, Cazenovia College
  • 2000: 21st Century Fund (with Equine Program), Cazenovia College
  • 1995: Syracuse University School of Education Award for Outstanding Research Apprenticeship Project
  • 1994: Participant's Choice, first place award for poster presentation, National Head Injury Symposium.
Publications: 
  • Building Your Future, a Transition Guide for Students with Disabilities, with M. Held and D. Weller, New York State Education Department
  • Sheltered Workship Closure: A Seven-Year Follow Up Study, with S. Murphy, P. Rogan, C Kncaid and J. Royce-Davis, Journal of Mental Retardation
  • Counseling People with Traumatic Brain Injury, with M. Nochi, Cultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling
  • Breaking Down Disability Stereotypes: A Human Services Approach (with Cazenovia College students), Mid-Atlantic Conference for Human Services
  • Using Humor in Higher Education, National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference
  • The Basics of Service Coordination, NYS Department of Health
Experience: 
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Services, private practice specializing in people with traumatic brain injuries, 1993-present
  • St. Camillus Rehabilitation Center counselor, 1992-1993
  • Legal Services of Central New York, advocacy specialist, 1987-1991
  • The Neurologic Center, rehabilitation counselor, 1986-1987
  • Rome Developmental Center, community residence assistant director, 1985-1986
  • United Cerebral Palsy Center, service coordinator, 1981-1985