Charles Arokiasamy

Board Member

Charles Arokiasamy is a retired Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling from Fresno State but currently teaching part-time in the Psychology Department at Fresno Pacific University. At Fresno State he was Program Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program from 1997-2012, Department Chair for five years, and Director of the Center for Disability Innovation at California State University, Fresno. Charles has a Doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1988) with specializations in Theoretical and Service Delivery Aspects of Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury. Under his tenure as coordinator, the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Fresno State became the one of the largest graduate programs in rehabilitation counseling in US and ranked 13th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and 3rd when compared to Masters only programs nationally. During his time as Coordinator, he received and administered more than $18 million in Federal and State grants and contracts. He also was Program Site Visitor for CORE programs for several years and evaluator of the long term training grant at CSU San Bernardino.

He has published 12 books and book chapters and 24 articles. He has also provided more than 100 professional workshops, nationally and internationally, and was a consultant to four universities and several non-profit agencies.