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The professional staff members of the Office of Accessible Education have diverse educational and experiential backgrounds in services for students with disabilities. The professional staff are available to answer questions and provide resources for students with disabilities at Stanford University, as well as to faculty and staff with questions about the disability accommodation process.

Teri Adams, JD
Managing Director

Teri Adams is the Managing Director of the Office of Accessible Education at Stanford University. She has worked in the field of disability rights, advocacy, and direct service provision since 1993.

Shelley Hou ('00, MA '03)
Director of Operations

Shelley Hou is the Director of Operations for the Office of Accessible Education at Stanford University. She oversees the provision of academic accommodations; assistive technology; production of alternate format course materials; and IT & database administration.  Shelley has been on staff at the OAE for nearly ten years, but her first job with the department was as a student golf cart driver in 1998.

Anne Peterson, MS
Senior Disability Adviser

Anne Peterson is a Disability Adviser for student with visual impairments and students with psychological conditions. She also serves as Pre-Major Adviser for Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) and codirects the Returning Students Group with UAR. Anne is the OAE’s liaison to Stanford’s Career Education (BEAM) and an Advocate for BeWell@Stanford.

Lisa Sheftman, MA, ATP
Senior Disability Adviser

Lisa Sheftman is a Disability Adviser at the OAE. She holds an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology and an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) credential from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).

Lauren Weil Solomon, JD, MA
Disability Adviser

Lauren holds a juris doctor degree, a master’s degree in learning disabilities, and a teaching certificate as a learning behavioral specialist (mild to moderate) for kindergarten through high school students. At Stanford, Lauren works with students with learning disabilities and/or executive functioning and attentional difficulties. Lauren has a strong focus on reading and writing disorders and specializes in teaching organization, time management and study strategies.

Carleigh A. Kude, MPA
Disability Adviser

Carleigh is a disability adviser at the OAE and a disability activist in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She earned an M.P.A. from California State University's Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration. Carleigh is passionate about access to and inclusion in information, technology, community living, and higher education.

Sandy Herring
Accommodations Coordinator

Sandy Herring is an Accommodations Coordinator.  She specializes in academic accommodations, including notetaking services, exam accommodations, and academic assistants such as lab and library assistants.  Sandy has previously worked on campus in the Department of Neurobiology and as Registrar for the Continuing Studies Program.

Robin L. Cole
Accommodations Coordinator

Robin Cole is an Accommodations Coordinator, specializing in services for deaf/hard of hearing and visually impaired students. In addition, she provides assistive technology evaluations and training for students with print disabilities. Robin has worked in the field of disability service provision, with an emphasis in assistive technology, for over 8 years.

Alice Wong, MA
Alternate Format Production Facility Manager

Alice manages the alternate format production team. She received her master’s degree in rehabilitation technology. The production team converts printed text to electronic text, large-print, and/or Braille. In addition, she works with students to evaluate how technology can enhance their learning.

Deborah Ting, MS, CCC-SLP
Alternate Format Specialist

Deborah Ting received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics and her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology; in addition, she has been certified as a Literary Braille Transcriber by the National Library Service (NLS), a part of The Library of Congress. Deborah currently works in the Office of Accessible Education as an Alternate Format Specialist and converts academic materials into alternate formats for students with print disabilities. 

Kyle Logsdon
Alternate Format Specialist

Kyle Logsdon currently works in the Office of Accessible Education as the Alternate Format Specialist and converts academic materials into alternate formats for students with print disabilities.

Paul Nguyen
Alternate Format Specialist

Paul Nguyen currently works in the Office of Accessible Education as the Alternate Format Specialist and converts academic materials into alternate formats for students with print disabilities.


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Joan Bisagno, PhD
Director of Research and Public Scholarship

Dr. Bisagno holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, a master’s degree in learning disabilities, and elementary, secondary, special education, and supervisory/administrative teaching credentials. Dr. Bisagno has more than 25 years experience working in the fields of education and mental health in private practice, clinic, hospital, and school settings. She has also taught college courses in psychoeducational assessment.