B.J. LeJeune


  • M.Ed., Training Supervisor


Email: bjlejeune@colled.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2694


  • P.O. Box 6189
  • Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Campus Mailstop: 9741


  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College
  • B.A., University of North Florida
  • M.Ed., University of Arkansas
  • A.B.D., Mississippi State University


  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Teacher (CVRT)

Current External Funding

  • Principal Investigator/Project DirectorIndependent Living Services for Older Individuals who are Blind Training and Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC), Rehabilitation Services Administration, 2015-2020
  • Co-Principal InvestigatorRehabilitation Research and Training Center: Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, 2015 - 2020
  • Principal Investigator/Project DirectorVision Specialist in Vocational Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate Program for Rehabilitation Counselors - RSA Long-Term Training Grant, 2014-2019

Selected Awards

  • Sam Johnson President’s Award, Mississippi Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2016
  • MSU President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities Staff Award, 2015
  • Charlene Allen Award for Outstanding Achievement, Association of Vision Rehabilitation Therapists, 2014
  • Bruce McKenzie Award for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Contribution, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Division of the Association for Rehabilitation and Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2010

Selected Publications

  • McDonnall, M. C., Crudden, A, LeJeune, B. J., & Steverson, A. (2017). Availability of mental health services for individuals who are deaf or deaf-blind. Journal of Social Work In Disability & Rehabilitation, 16(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/1536710X.2017.1260515.
  • McDonnall, M. C., Crudden, A, LeJeune, B. J., Steverson, A., & O'Donnell, N. (2016). Needs and challenges of seniors with combined hearing and vision loss. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 110(6), 399-411.
  • LeJeune, B. J. (2013). In their own words: Aging with hearing and vision loss. L’incapacités visuelle et la réadaptation, Incapacités multiples: Mesures et interventions. Conference Proceedings from the Annual Conference of the École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal: Institut Nazareth & Louis Braille. p. 14-18.
  • LeJeune, B. J. (2012). Severe brain injury, vision loss and promising employment models. Visibility, 6(2), 7-9.
  • LeJeune, B. J. (2011). In their own words: Aging with hearing and vision loss. AER Report, 27(4), 15-16, 20.
  • LeJeune, B. J. (2010). Aging with dual sensory loss: Thoughts from consumer focus groups. AER Journal: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 3(4), 146-152.
  • Steinman, B. A., LeJeune, B. J., & Kimbrough, B. T. (2006). Developmental stages of reading processes in children who are blind and sightedJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 100, 36-46.
  • LeJeune, B. J. (2006). Persons Aging with Hearing and Vision Loss; Research Update. Deafblind Perspectives, Winter Issue.
  • Steinman, B. A., Kimbrough, B. H., Johnson, F., & LeJeune, B. J. (2004). Transferring standard English Braille skills to the Unified English Braille Code: A pilot study. RE: view, 36(3).
  • LeJeune, B. J., Steinman, B. A., & Mascia, J. (2003). Enhancing socialization of older persons experiencing loss of both vision and hearing. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, 27, 95 - 97.
  • Butler, S., Crudden, A., Sansing, W., & LeJeune, B. J., (2002). Employment barriers: Access to assistive technology and research needs. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 96(9).
  • LeJeune, B. J. & LeJeune, Bobby. (2001). Things I’ve learned since being married to someone with low vision. RE: view, 33(2).