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Ronald Joseph Spitznagel, American Rehabilitation educator. Certified rehabilitation counselor, vocational evaluator. Recipient Merit award State of Florida, 1972; grantee Rehabilitation Superior vena cava syndrome Administration, 1984, Department Education, 1990.


Spitznagel, Ronald Joseph was born on August 25, 1939 in Cinn. Son of Lewis Thomas and Carolyn Agnes (Munz) Spitznagel.


Bachelor, Athenaeum of Ohio, 1961. Barium Strontium Titanate, Catholic University America, 1966. Master of Education, Xavier University, 1966.

DEd, Auburn University, 1988.


Priest, Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio., 1966-1969;instructor, College Steubenville, 1967-1969;vocational rehabilitation counselor, Department Vocational Rehabilitation, Gainesville, Florida, 1970-1973;vocational rehabilitation supervisor, Department Vocational Rehabilitation, Gainesville, Florida, 1973-1981;social worker, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Atlanta, 1973;graduate assistant, Auburn (Alabama) U., 1981-1982;extension associate, Auburn (Alabama) U., 1982-1985;vocational coordinator, Texas Department Corrections, Palestine, Texas, 1958-1988;associate professor, U. Florida, Gainesville, since 1988. Director Vianney College Library., Bloomingdale, Ohio, 1967-1969. Coordinator Vocational Cons.

Svc., Gainesville, since 1989.


Member Human Relations Advisory Board, Gainesville, 1979-1981. House manager Gainesville Community Playhouse, 1979-1981. Surrogate parent Alachua County School System, Gainesville, since 1990.

Member National Rehabilitation Association, Florida Rehabilitation Association (board directors 1989-1990, secretary 1991, president 1994), National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, National Council Rehabilitation Education, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjunct Association (secretary 1991, editor bulletin since 1994), Association Christian Therapists, Civitan International (treasurer 1977-1981), Knights of Columbus.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: woodworking, photography, camping/hiking, community theatre, collecting books.


Married Mary Jo Caniff, November 6, 1968 (divorced February 1979). 1 child, Tracie; married Connie Josephine Thola, July 20, 1984. Children: Elizabeth, Danielle, Rachel (deceased), David.