Jeffrey D. Joy, Ph.D., MBA, CRC, CEA
Board Certified Vocational Expert & Earnings Analyst


Jeffrey Joy offers nearly 20 years experience serving persons with disabilities in various vocational rehabilitation settings. He provides career coaching and placement services for a variety of individuals. Dr. Joy serves as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and assists in the vocational assessment of an individual’s work capacity, skills, labor market access, and earning capacity.


Dr. Joy has been qualified as a Vocational Expert to the Social Security Administration and accepted as a Vocational Expert from members of the Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts Bars. He has been called as both a consulting and testifying Vocational Expert in Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Family Law matters, ERISA and ADA discrimination matters.


Dr. Joy’s past work includes that of Director of Vocational Services and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs and has served persons in various vocational rehabilitation settings. Dr. Joy is nationally certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. He is also a Board Certified Vocational Expert–Diplomat by the American Board of Vocational Experts as well as a Certified Earnings Analyst by the American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA). In 2017, having previously served as a Board Member At Large, Dr. Joy was elected Internal Vice President of AREA.


In 2017, Dr. Joy graduated with a doctorate in philosophy in Health Related Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, he earned a master’s degree in Education and Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University in 1999 and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 2003. Mr. Joy holds certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Expert and Earnings Analyst


Dr. Joy teaches as an adjunct instructor at Central Connecticut State University, including topics in Assessment, Vocational Testing, and Research in Counseling. He has been called to speak on topics of vocational administration, employment services, and vocational rehabilitation.


Curriculum Vitae: Jeffrey Joy PhD MBA CRC CEA ABVE-D CV 2017