Disability Studies 102: Integrating Disability Studies Concepts on Your Campus

Author: krpettus

Karen Pettus, Ph. D. is the Director of Student Disability Services at the University of South Carolina. Karen’s Ph. D. is in Educational Psychology Research, and her master’s degree in Adult Education, from the University of South Carolina. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in residential treatment facilities, the K-12 system, and, for the last 20 years, in higher education. Karen has conducted program evaluations for public schools in South Carolina and for disability resource offices in higher education. She teaches courses in disability studies, educational psychology, and special education. Karen is published in the area of event accessibility and is interested in continuing research on making environments accessible for everyone. Karen is the Co-Chair of AHEAD’s Special Interest Group on Disability Studies, a member of the Society of Disability Studies (SDS), and a regular presenter at AHEAD, NASPA, ACPA, SRLA (Sport and Recreation Law Association), and SEVT (Spo