Faculty and Staff

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Chester Goad, Director
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(931) 372-6119
Roaden University Center (RUC) 112

As Director of Disability Services, Dr. Goad leads efforts on campus to ensure that the academic and physical environments at Tennessee Tech are accessible for students with disabilities. 

Dr. Goad attended Tennessee Tech as both an undergraduate and graduate student. With over 10 years experience in higher education both teaching and serving as an administrator, Dr. Goad is committed to the mission of campus accessibility, especially as it relates to the retention and persistence of TTU students.  Dr. Goad has served as President of the Tennessee Association on Higher Education and Disability, and Vice President of the Tennessee Dyslexia Association. His work has been featured in the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, The Tennessean, Learning Ally's "Access and Achievement", and the Jossey-Bass Wiley periodical, 'Disability Compliance in Higher Education."  In 2012, Dr. Goad was honored by TNAHEAD with the "Dona Sparger Professional Service Award" for his commitment to issues of access for students with disabilities.

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Kim Ochsenbein, Assistant Director
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(931) 372-6119

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Lisa Brown, Secretary II
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(931) 372-6119
Roaden University Center (RUC) 112

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Edward Beason, Disability Services Coordinator
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(931) 372-6480
Roaden University Center (RUC) 113

As the Disability Services Coordinator on campus, it is my primary job to formulate and help execute individualized plans that allow for increased student access to the academic environment, coordinate the testing schedule, and manage the Office of Disability Services computer lab.