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Fostering Better Teaching and Learning for Students with Disabilities

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In this webinar, we will discuss innovative ways campuses and disability resource offices (DROs) can support faculty in their work with students who have disabilities – in and out of the classroom. In addition to exploring strategies for enhancing the DRO/faculty relationship and collaborating with administrators and faculty development centers, the webinar will introduce a new online faculty training resource from the National Center for College Students with Disabilities. There will be time for questions and an opportunity for participants to share ideas that have worked for them.

If you missed the live presentation of this webinar, a recording is available for purchase.


  • Richard Allegra

    Richard Allegra, M.S. is the Associate Director of Education and Outreach Services for National Center for College Students with Disabilities and the Managing Editor of AHEAD Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. In his role with NCCSD, Richard creates resources for and provides technical assistance to students families and higher education professionals. After working in several disability resource offices, Richard began is work with AHEAD in 2003, with responsibility for designing professional development activities, curating materials, and resources, and offering individualized professional mentoring and guidance. Richard’s expertise includes analyzing and addressing barriers to accessibility in campus environments, creating student-centered services, curating on-trend information, and resources and mentoring new and seasoned disability professionals.

  • Tammy Berberi

    Tammy Berberi, Ph.D., is an associate professor of French at the University of Minnesota Morris, past president of the Society for Disability Studies, and current a member of the AHEAD board of directors. As a teacher, mentor, colleague, and advisor for 20+ years, Berberi advocates for the experiences for disabled students and others who have been underserved in higher education. At Morris, Berberi has served as director of the Honors Program and interim director of the Office of Equity, Diversity & Intercultural Programs. Along with collaborators Jigna Desai and Jennifer Row, she was recently awarded “Dreaming Up the Change Disability Makes,” a University of Minnesota grant to develop programming in critical disability studies at the University of Minnesota. In 2019, Berberi received the University of Minnesota President’s Award for Outstanding Service.

  • Elizabeth Harrison

    Elizabeth Harrison, Ph.D. served as the Director the Office of Learning Resources and Associate Director of the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center at the University of Dayton for 12 years. In that role, she oversaw learning center support for all students and Disability Services. Prior, she was a faculty member, Associate Director of the University Teaching Center, and Director of the University Learning Center at the University of Arizona. Beth has given many workshops and presentations for AHEAD, the Professional and Organizational Network (faculty development), the American Society for Engineering Education, and colleges and universities around the country and was awarded the AHEAD Professional Recognition Award for her work in bringing Universal Design into the higher education arena. She retired in 2020.

April 20, 2021
Tue 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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