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Dr. Allison Fleming

Associate Professor of Education (RHS)

Phone: 814-863-2285

330 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


  • Counselor Education
  • Rehabilitation and Human Services


Allison R. Fleming, Ph.D., CRC, is an Associate Professor at Penn State University. She has a background in rehabilitation counseling, holding a master′s degree from Springfield College and maintaining certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Before entering academia, Allison worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in Massachusetts and provided education on employment services through the Institute for Community Inclusion in projects across New England. She earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from Michigan State University and has taught at the University of Kentucky and Penn State.

Allison′s research focuses on disability and employment, post-secondary education, and transition services. She is involved in various funded projects, including the Transition Readiness Toolkit which is now implemented in six State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and the Map My Transition project in Colorado. Allison serves on the research advisory board at Eskinaze Health.

In her teaching roles, Allison covers topics such as transition services for youth with disabilities, employment strategies for persons with disabilities, and the medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability. She also directs the WorkLink PSU program, an Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Program at Penn State.

For more information about the WorkLink program, visit their website at

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