Dr. Neufeld enjoys a stellar international reputation as a distinguished educator. He has acted as senior advisor and expert for numerous organizations in such areas as distance education, special education, organizational development, effectiveness and structures, needs assessment, education and social resource policy development, advocacy, community services for persons with developmental challenges and individualized planning and personal goal setting in special education. He has presented many papers as guest or keynote speaker at major international conferences, and has edited or written a number of books, and is author of more than 40 chapters in books and articles in professional journals. He has proven a rich source of reports, position papers and planning documents for government agencies, boards of directors, and lobbying groups in education and human services. He has have also served as Project Director or course author for more than 50 TV productions on professional development of practicing teachers. He has served as Principal Investigator for grants and contracts, including a major national initiative in the United States that involved the establishment of an organization to provide training and technical assistance to Governor-appointed agencies in every US state and territory with the objective of implementing uniform national services to persons with developmental disabilities.



He was the founding Principal of two internationally acclaimed schools for emotionally disturbed children and youth that stand as models and best practices for the delivery of services to their students.

During his appointments at the University of North Carolina and the University of British Columbia (UBC), he worked extensively throughout Canada and the United States with national, provincial, state, local and university-based organizations to develop strategic plans to implement comprehensive community services for developmentally challenged citizens.

At UBC he pioneered the development and delivery of distance education for practicing teachers throughout British Columbia using television and teleconferencing. As Director of Distance Education at UBC, he was involved in many distance education initiatives, including joint ventures and collaboration between distance education organizations in BC, throughout Canada and internationally. He was the instigator of early planning in the 1970s toward the establishment of a distance education system that brought together conventional universities and the BC Open Learning Agency (OLA). He has helped foreign governments establish distance learning facilities in Norway, Sri Lanka, India, and China. Dr Neufeld holds a PhD from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA from George Peabody College for Teachers, a BD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a number of related degrees and awards.