Steve is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research (CEPR) in the College of Education (COE) at the University of Memphis (UofM). He previously served five years on the Board of Directors of the Commission for Rehabilitation Counselor Certification including one as president. He previously served as Associate Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering (CERSE) and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Prior to those appointments, he spent nine years, first as an Assistant Professor and then as an Associate Professor with Tenure, in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in the VCU School of Allied Health Professions. Steve has dedicated his work to improving the health and community integration of people with disabilities. He has worked to highlight the discrimination experience of people with disabilities in the workplace, to illustrate and remediate barriers to healthcare access, and to promote equality in education. Steve was elected to join the nccPA Health Foundation Board of Directors in 2020 and was reelected to a second term that began in 2023.