Scott Michael Robertson
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy
Dr. Scott Michael Robertson is a policy strategist, social scientist, and consultant who strives to improve access to gainful employment and community living for youth and adults with disabilities. He is also an expert on accessible and emerging technology, such as automated vehicles and artificial intelligence. As an adult with autism, Dr. Robertson co-founded the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) as a national nonprofit organization in 2006 and served as the Founding Vice President. He later served as a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Fellow for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in the U. S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Since 2015, Dr. Robertson has advanced national policies and practices at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, D.C., and currently works as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). His honors include a 2021 Advocacy Award from Melwood and a 2020 Service to the Citizen Award from Dorris Consulting International. He is also an inductee into the national Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. Dr. Robertson completed his PhD in information sciences and technology. He earned his master’s degree in human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.