Zaccheus J. Ahonle

Department / Division

  • Rehabilitation Counseling Faculty


  • Assistant Professor
  • Program Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling




  • 508 Allen Hall

Dr. Zaccheus Ahonle Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., University of Agriculture, Nigeria, Mathematical Sciences
  • M.S., University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Information Science
  • M.Ed., The University of Texas at Austin, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Rehabilitation Counselor Education
  • Post-doctorate, University of Florida, College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy

Courses Taught

  • Specialized Problems in Rehabilitation Counseling (TA)
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling (TA)
  • Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling (Co-instructor/TA)
  • Social Construction of Disability
  • Aging & Disability
  • Developmental Disabilities & Self Advocacy

Research Interests

  • Community Integration (e.g. employment, return to school), and disparities in outcomes among vulnerable populations
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation of adults with disabilities and Substance Use Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury and other neurological disorders
  • Big data – secondary data analysis
  • Telerehabilitation – improving access to vocational services via tele-mediated technologies

Selected Publications

  • Hale-Gallardo, J. L., Kreider, C. M., Jia, H., Castaneda, G., Freytes, I. M., Cowper Ripley, D. C., Ahonle, Z. J., Findley, K. & Romero, S. (2020). Telerehabilitation for Rural Veterans: A Qualitative Assessment of Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 13, 559-570.
  • Ahonle, Z. J., Barnes, M., Romero, S., Sorrells, A. & Brooks, G. I. (2019). State-federal vocational rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury: What predictors are associated with successful employment outcomes? Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 63(3), 143-155.
  • Ahonle, Z. J., Romero, S., Barnes, M., & Sorrells, A. M. (2019). Vocational rehabilitation as a public health intervention for individuals with traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 100(12), e211. DOI:

Selected Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Florida Rehabilitation Association (FRA) – Active Member – Board Member At Large
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) – Active Member
  • The National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) – Active Member
  • The National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) – Active Member
  • Texas Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association – (Inactive)

Certifications and Licensures

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)