Jim Stachowiak

Jim Stachowiak
Director of Assistive Technology & Assistant Director of AccessibleNU

Phone: 847-491-2960
Email: james.stachowiak@northwestern.edu

Office: 2122 Sheridan, Suite 130

As Director of Assistive Technology and Assistant Director of AccessibleNU, Jim assists students with determining, using, and troubleshooting assistive technology (AT) solutions for reading, writing, computer access, note taking, organization, and other academic needs. He enjoys keeping up to date on the latest AT tools and figuring out how to best implement them in education settings. Prior to Northwestern, Jim was the Associate Director of the Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) at the University of Iowa where he taught classes on AT and worked to prepare teacher education students to work with AT in their classrooms.

Jim holds a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a Master's of Science in Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. He is also a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). Jim enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four young children and following the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons.