About

I am a faculty member in Educational Leadership at Edgewood College.  My research addresses issues of power, disability, and sustainable systems.  Currently I am interested in how access connects disability and sustainability through places (e.g., k-12 classrooms, public transit). My co-authored book, Disability in Higher Education: A Social Justice Approach is available via Josey Bass. 

I earned my Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Bowling Green State University.  While at Bowling Green State University, I received the Katzner Award for Graduate Research and successfully nominated Dr. Broido for the President’s Award in Collaborative Research.  I hold a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Carroll University.

  • Grandma with white hair holds infant with red hair. Sitting in a chair outside.
  • White woman with shoulder length brown hair holds 1 year old child above her head in a twirl. Green trees in background.
  • Mom with brown hair twirls 2-year old red haired kid. Soft sun in background
  • Mom with brown hair and green dress twirls 3 year old red haired kid. Bare feet, in the fall.
  • Mom with brown hair and blue dress twirls 4 year old kid with red hair in the late autumn.
  • Red haired child leads adult woman down the path, it is late autumn.

Photo Credits: Codi Shandel Photography