Jonas Ruškus is Doctor in Education and Full Professor at the Department of Social Work at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. In 2014, he was elected by the General Assembly of United Nations as an expert-member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations and was re-elected in 2018, when the Committee has appointed him as its vice-chair.

Jonas Ruškus is a member of Councils and Boards of civil society organisations, including disability-rights organisations, such as Lithuanian Human Rights Centre, Kaunas l’Arche Community, Association of Independent Living in Lithuania and Teach for All network partner in Lithuania.