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Our team is deeply committed to concerns, issues, and topics related to access and
accommodation in college. We hope you find the information here useful. If you’ve
visited the website and you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach
out. Whether you are a student, faculty, parent, counselor or provider, we are here
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Director As Director, Dr. Goad provides leadership to the Accessible Education Center. In addition
to office oversight, Dr. Goad is heavily involved in administration, compliance, faculty
development, best practice, and campus committees. He primarily meets with future
students and families, and handles student appeals. He also teaches graduate education
courses as requested.
Assistant Director As the Assistant Director, Dr. Beason provides oversight and supervision to the AEC
budget and the current student case load. Mr. Beason is responsible for ensuring students
and faculty are part of the interactive process. He also provides a variety of trainings
on campus related to accessibility and technology. He also teaches History for Tennessee
Coordinator The AEC Coordinator, Jodi coordinates a variety of services for students and determine
accommodations. She will coordinate interpreting, captioning, alternate texts, classroom
accommodations, testing accommodations, computer software, computer assistive and
Student Support Associate As the Student Support Associate, Birgit assists newly enrolled students with the
registration process, provides support to our current students, and provides assistance
to faculty and staff. Birgit also handles the office's budget and provides support
to our student workers.
Academic Coach As the Academic Coach, Julian meets one-on-one with students to provide the support
needed to be successful in college. Julian helps students learn how to navigate college
while improving student's study, organizational, and academic skills. He also manages
the AEC's social media. email@example.com
Assistive Technology Coach As the Assistive Technology Coach, Calista provides students training and support
using a variety of assistive technology software and devices. She helps with textbook
formatting and making documents accessible for students. She also manages the AEC’s
social media. firstname.lastname@example.org