Ron Seel

Ronald Seel, PhD, FACRM
Executive Director, CERSE
Virginia Commonwealth University

Ronald Seel, PhD

Professor, Executive Director, Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering (CERSE)
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine



Ronald T. Seel, PhD, FACRM, is Executive Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His primary research interests are evidence-based practice, clinical decision support, and self-directed approaches to independent living for people with disabilities. Dr. Seel chairs the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Evidence and Practice Committee. He received the ACRM 2010 Deborah Wilkerson Early Career Award and 2012 Distinguished Member Award. Formerly, Dr. Seel was Executive Director of the Southeastern Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center and Associate Director of Research for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at the McGuire VAMC in Richmond, VA. He also served as the O. Wayne Rollins Director of Brain Injury Research at Shepherd Center. Ron earned a BA in Government at the College of William and Mary. His first career was in banking operations and technology, rising in 5 years to Assistant Vice-President of Technology Change Design and Implementation at NationsBank Corporation. He returned to graduate school at VCU and completed his MS and PhD in Counseling Psychology. He was competitively awarded pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Virginia.