Meet the Staff
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is located on both campuses. If you have questions, please use this direct link to our office email address, and your email will be responded to by the appropriate person. In your email, please specify if you are a Chicago campus student.
As Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, Alison is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of the office and her Dean of Students colleagues, which includes promoting universal design for learning throughout the University. She also provides academic coaching to students, and, in collaboration with students and faculty, determines reasonable accommodations and services. She has loved serving in the SSD Office since 2007, and most of her work has focused on partnering with colleagues to raise awareness of disabilities as a form of diversity and to enhance web accessibility.
Prior to Northwestern, Alison taught and directed programs supporting first-generation-college, low-income, and students with disabilities at Oakton Community College and Columbia College Chicago. Alison received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dartmouth and her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Northwestern. In her free time, she enjoys reading and researching interventions geared towards improving students’ well-being. Alison can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or 847-467-5532. Her office is located in Scott Hall, Room 21.
As Assistant Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, Tim assists the SSD students on the Chicago campus with providing reasonable accommodations in their schools/programs which include the Feinberg School of Medicine, Law School, Graduate School, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapy, Distance Learning, Kellogg PT/MBA, and School of Continuing Studies.
Tim holds a Bachelor's degree in special education ('82) and a Master's degree in education ('84), both from the University of Detroit-Mercy.
Tim has spent the past 11 years working in the areas of academic support/disability services in higher education; taught special education for 20 years at the middle/high school levels; taught at the college level, providing undergraduate supervision of student teachers in the field placements and graduate courses in education/special education; and taught Adult Education: GED Prep. Tim can be reached at email@example.com or 312-503-4042. His office is located in Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 500
Candice works primarily on the Chicago campus and in conjunction with the Counseling and Psychological Services and Services for Students with Disabilities departments since Fall 2010. Candice holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University (‘10).