Jeff McNair, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Director, Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Program

Office Phone: (951) 343-4489
E-mail: jmcnair@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B234
Office Hours: Fall 2020 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Special Education University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana 1989
M.A. Special Education California State University at Los Angeles 1982
B.A. Christian Education Wheaton 1978
  • Courses Taught

    EDU 341 Exceptional Child
    EDU 525 Survey of Educational Research
    SPE 568 Instruction of students with severe disabilities
    SPE 569 Instruction of students with severe disabilities: Community integration

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Community integration of adults with disability
    Models of disability
    Church's role in supporting people with disabilities/disability ministry
    Biblical perspectives on disability

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    California State University at San Bernardino: 15 years

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Refereed Publications
    Baca, J. & McNair, J. (2013). Almost friends. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 2.1, 27-41.
    Lane, K.E., Swartz, S. & McNair, J. (1993). Implications of special education on school design: Practicality not
    theory. Education Facility Planner.
    Logomarcino, T., Trach, J., Rusch, F. & McNair, J. (1988). Overview of practices and emerging trends in employment
    services. In J.L. Matson & A. Marchetti (Eds.), Developmental disabilities: A life span perspective (pp. 312-328).
    New York: Grune & Stratton.
    McNair, J. (in press). Theological perspectives on the valuation and “meaning” of human impairment
    Social Role Valorization Journal.
    McNair, J. (in process). Disability ministry and culture change within the Christian community. Journal of Religion
    and Disability.
    McNair, J. (2019). People with disabilities in in short-term mission. In D. Deuel & N. John (eds.), Disability in Mission: The Church’s Hidden Treasure. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.
    McNair, J. (2016). Disability studies applied to disability ministry. Baptist Review and Expositor, 113(2), 159-166.
    McNair, J. (2016). Human services via faith groups. Chinasource, March 7, 2016.
    McNair, J. (2016). The church, disability and loving your neighbor. Dharma Deepika.
    McNair, J. (2015) Disability and human supports. Christian Journal of Global Health. 2(2), 10-15.
    McNair, J. (2014). The power of those who seem weaker. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 3.1, 93-107.
    McNair, J. (2010). Inclusive religious education: Making it happen. Journal of Religion, Disability and Health.
    McNair, J. (2010). Inclusive religious education. Journal of Religion Disability and Health.
    McNair, J. (2008). The indispensable nature of persons with intellectual disabilities to the church. Journal of Religion Disability & Health, 12(4), 321-329.
    McNair, J. (2007). Christian social constructions of disability: Church attenders. Journal of Religion Disability & Health, 11(3) 51-64.
    McNair, J. (2004). The limits of our practices. Journal of Religion Disability & Health, 8(3/4), 63-69.
    McNair, J. (2000). The local church as a network supporting adults with disabilities in the community: One
    perspective. Journal of Religion, Disability & Health, 4(1),33-56.
    McNair, J., & Ashcroft, R. (1993). Providing transition training to teachers of students with disabilities.
    Issues in Teacher Education, 2(1), 7-18.
    McNair, J. & Carter, E. (eds.), (2010). Inclusive religious education Part 2. Journal of Religion Disability & Health.
    McNair, J. & Carter, E. (eds.), (2010). Inclusive religious education Part 1. Journal of Religion Disability & Health.
    McNair, J. & McKinney, B. (2016). Disability when viewed as impaired and unchosen relationships. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 5.2, 69-90.
    McNair, J. & McKinney, B., (2015). Social ramps: The principles of universal design applied to the social environment. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 4.1, 43-68.
    McNair, J. & Rhodes, B. (2019). Toward a Christian Model of Disability. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 8(1), 11-36.
    McNair, J., & Rusch, F. R. (1991). Parent involvement in transition programs. Mental Retardation, 29, 93-
    101.
    McNair, J. & Rusch, F.R. (1992). The Co-worker Involvement Instrument: A measure of indigenous
    workplace support. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 11(2), 101-110.
    McNair, J. & Sanchez, M. (2007). Christian social constructions of disability: Church leaders. Journal of Religion Disability & Health, 11(4), 35-50.
    McNair, J. & Schindler, A. (2011). A secular case for religious inclusion of persons with intellectual and
    developmental disabilities.. In D.Schumm & M. Stoltfus, (eds.) Disability and Religious Diversity. University of Illinois, Chicago.
    McNair, J. & Smith, H. (1998). Community Based Natural Support through Local Churches. Mental
    Retardation, June 1998, 237-241.
    McNair, J. & Smith, H. (2000). Church attendance of adults with mental retardation. Education and
    Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 35(2), 222-225.
    McNair, J. & Soper, T. (2012). Christian social constructions of disability: Adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 1(1).
    McNair, J. & Swartz, S.L. (1997). Local church support to individuals with developmental disabilities.
    Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 32(4), 304-312.
    Rusch, F., McNair, J. & DeStefano, L. (1988). Research priorities in secondary special education and transitional services: A national survey. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 11, 99-110.
    Tumeinski, M. & McNair, J. (2012). What would be better? Social role valorization and the development of ministry to persons affected by disability. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability 1(1), 11-22.

    Books
    McNair, J. & McNair, K. (2018). Lessons from the Light & Power Company: Romans. Createspace.com.
    McNair, J. & McNair, K. (2017). Lessons from the Light & Power Company: The Psalms. Createspace.com.
    McNair, J. (2017). Meowoof. Createspace.com.
    McNair, J. (2015). The Church and Disability 2: The weblog disabledChristianity. Createspace.com.
    McNair, J. (2009). The Church and Disability: The weblog disabledChristianity. Createspace.com.
    McNair, J. (2009). The Orchard: A story about political engagement in modern times. Createspace.com.
    McNair, J. (1998). The Light Team. Genesis Communication.

    Other Publications
    McNair, J. (2009). The confrontation of disability. National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry, August 10.
    McNair, J. (2005). Instructor’s manual to accompany: Instruction of students with severe disabilities (6th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    McNair, J. (July/August, 2005). There are no retarded people in St. Louis. Prism Magazine.
    McNair, J (2005). Becoming anti-private. Audacity Magazine.
    McNair, J. (2005). Community integration through faith networks. Community services reporter, 12, 11.
    McNair, J. (2003). Secular benefits of religious participation. Proceedings 2003 NACSW conference.
    McNair, J. (2001). A nation of Scrooges? Available at http://www.jeffmcnair.us/articles/
    McNair, J. (1997). A discussion of networks supporting adults with disabilities in the community. The
    Center for the Study of Religion and Disability. Available at, http://www.jeffmcnair.us/articles/
    McNair, J. (1993). The local church as an agent of natural supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. In
    J. McNair & G. Legutki, (Eds.), Issues in Transition II. San Bernardino, California: The Transition Specialist
    Program at California State University San Bernardino.
    McNair, J. & Legutki, G. (1993), Issues in Transition II. San Bernardino, California: The Transition Specialist
    Program at California State University San Bernardino. (ERIC Document Service)
    McNair, J. (1992). Workplace support. In J. McNair & N Kronick (Eds.), Issues in Transition. San Bernardino,
    California: The Transition Specialist Program at California State University, San Bernardino.
    McNair, J. & Kronick, N. (1992), Issues in Transition. San Bernardino, California: The Transition Specialist Program
    at California State University, San Bernardino. (ERIC Document Service)
    McNair, J. & McNair, K. (2011). Faith formation for adults with disabilities. In J. Eareckson-Tada, S. Bundy & P.
    Verbal (eds.), Beyond Suffering: A Christian view on disability ministry.
    McNair, J. & McNair, K. (2011). Wolfensberger’s 18 wounds of disability. In J. Eareckson-Tada, S. Bundy & P.
    Verbal (eds.), Beyond Suffering: A Christian view on disability ministry.
    Rusch, F,R,, Hughes, C., & McNair, J. (1992). The Coworker Involvement Instrument. Champaign,
    Illinois: The Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Institute at the University of Illinois at
    Champaign-Urbana.
    Swartz, S., McNair, J., & Sherwin, G. (2005). Transition for individuals with disabilities. In W. Camp et al.
    (Eds.), The Principal's Legal Handbook, 2nd Edition. National Organization on Legal Problems in
    Education.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands

  • Community Service & Involvement

    The Light and Power Company, a group that includes adults with developmental disabilities at my church

    Director of the Policy Center, Christian Institute on Disability, Joni and Friends Organization

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Writing
    Hiking
    Oil Painting
    Weblog http://disabledchristianity.blogspot.com

  • Personal Philosophy

    For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are,so that no man may boast before God.

    - 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, NASB