Meet the Team

For nearly 50 years, Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services has worked to ensure students with disabilities could engage in and have access to the academic experience at Arizona State University. The staff have a passion for access and inclusion and in some cases, have personal experiences with needing to utilize accommodations. Accessibility, Inclusion, Respect, Autonomy, Equity and Diversity are values that are key in the operations of our offices. The ASU Charter is encouraging an inclusive community and the staff with Student Accessibility are committed to creating a culture of access and inclusion at ASU.

Lance Harrop, Dean of Students, Polytechnic Campus, Executive Director, ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services
Lance Harrop

Dr. Lance Harrop is Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at the ASU Polytechnic campus, and Executive Director for Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. Dr. Harrop began his tenure at the ASU Tempe campus in 1996 before transitioning to Downtown Phoenix in 2006 to help establish the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. In his current role, Dr. Harrop provides oversight in advancing student support services at the Polytechnic campus, facilitating inclusive and accessible learning across ASU, and ensuring student success through student engagement and development. He has also served as Assistant Director and Director of the Disability Resource Center and Associate Dean of Students at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. Dr. Harrop prides himself as an educator and has a passion for student development. Additionally, he is either currently or has previously served in various roles within the community, including serving on the board of advisors for Disability Compliance for Higher Education. Lance holds a Doctorate in Leadership and Innovation (Ed.D.) from Arizona State University.

Chad R. Price, Director
Chad

Chad serves as Director of ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services, and has worked in the department in various positions since 1997. He is interested in accessibility and inclusion for students with disabilities and helping the university to be more inclusive in their design and practice of educating all students. He is a certified interpreter and certified transliterator from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, holds a DeafBlind Interpreting Institute Certificate and is a licensed sign language interpreter. Chad has also presented at the AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) conference. He holds a BSE in bioengineering and MEd in higher and post secondary education from ASU.

Alicia Wackerly-Painter, Associate Director
Alicia Wackerly-Painter

Alicia serves as associate director of ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. She assists Sun Devils by utilizing her past experience working with determining accommodations for students with a wide variety of disabilities. She has also participated in research on students with invisible disabilities and the impact that has on their educational experience. Alicia holds a bachelor’s in psychology and MEd in rehabilitation counseling from Kent State University.

Adero C. E. Allison, Assistant Director
Adero

Adero serves as assistant director of ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. Her areas of expertise include Universal Design in Learning (using accommodation, assistive technology and curriculum design principles to enhance accessibility for all); Trauma and Transcendence (what we learn to survive teaches us strengths to thrive); Structural Inequality and Diversity; and Spirituality and Leadership. Adero holds Bachelor’s of Music in music therapy from Wayne State University, and a MA in organizational development and a PhD in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University.

Lori Stevens, Business Operations Manager
Lori

Lori brings her 25 years of administration experience to her role as Business Operations Manager for ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. She joined Student Accessibility in 2020 after having worked with ASU Health and Counseling Services for the last 10 years. She is involved in professional development through ASU’s Leadership in the New American University and holds a degree from San Diego City College.

Kim Pierce, Administrative Assistant
Kim

Kim is an Administrative Assistant for ASU Student Accessibility. Her areas of expertise include Human Resources and ASU Recruitment Certification. She holds a BA in management with an emphasis in human resources.

Christine Espericueta, Disability Access Consultant
Christine

Christine is an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. She holds a BS in family resources and human development and a MEd in higher and postsecondary education.

Natalie Timmons, Access Consultant
Natalie

Natalie is an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. She is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and holds a BA in sociology from SUNY College at Buffalo and a graduate certificate in assistive technology from NAU.

Katherine Benedict, Access Consultant
Katherine Benedict

Katherine serves as an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. She is a licensed Master Social Worker and Social Work Intern Supervisor for Student Accessibility. Katherine holds a BA in psychology from University of Nevada, Reno and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver.

Karyn LaTurner Echols, Access Consultant
Karyn

Karyn is an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. She holds a BA from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing an MEd from ASU.

Elizabeth Martin, Access Consultant
Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. She works with deaf and hard of hearing students on campus and is fluent in American Sign Language. She is passionate about helping students achieve their goals while attending college and her lifetime goal is to continue to build a bridge between the deaf and hearing world through education and support of access for all students through universal design. Elizabeth holds an associate degree in science and a BA in deaf studies from Utah Valley University and a Master of Education in higher and post-secondary education.

Jason Garcia, Access Consultant
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Jason Garcia is an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. He has expertise in clinical psychology, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic counseling. He also has experience as a course instructor at multiple colleges and as a counselor in two therapeutic day schools and medical facilities. Jason holds a MA in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University.

Renae Hackman, Access Consultant
Renae

Renae is an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. She holds an Arizona Certificate of Ministry Studies and has a degree in religious studies from Arizona State University.

Annie Anderson, Access Consultant
Annie Anderson

Annie Anderson is an Access Consultant for ASU Student Accessibility. Her expertise is in mental health services and treatment, having served at an organization that serves adults with serious mental illness for four years prior to coming to ASU. She is also a two-time alumnus of the AmeriCorps program Public Allies, housed out of ASU's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation. Annie holds a BA in psychology from the UofA and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at ASU.

Cassandra Avery, Access Consultant
Cassandra Avery

Cassandra is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor CRC, and holds an M.S in rehabilitation counseling and a B.A. in psychology from the University at Buffalo. In her work, she utilizes a person-first, solution-focused counseling approach. Her experience includes working with students and adults in mental health services and treatment and career and continuing education services for four years prior to coming to ASU.

Lori Johnson, Manager, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Lori Johnson

Lori is the Manager of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services for ASU Student Accessibility. She is a Heritage Language signer of American Sign Language. For Student Accessibility her areas of expertise include deaf culture, best practices in the deaf population and best practices in interpreting. She holds a RID national certification in interpreting and an Arizona state license in interpreting. She is also Juilliard trained in theatrical interpreting. Lori is a member of the National Task Force on Postsecondary Outcomes for Deaf students and an advisor for the deafDevils@ASU student organization. Lori has completed coursework toward a BS at Colorado Women’s College and Regis University.

Suzanne Chaffee, CART Provider
Suzanne

Suzanne is a CART Provider for ASU Student Accessibility. She holds a Court Reporting certification.

Julie Jarrett, CART Specialist, Sr.
Julie

Julie is a CART Specialist, Sr. for ASU Student Accessibility. She is certified as a court reporter and licensed CART provider, State of Arizona Licensure, CVR-M. Julie received her education from Metropolitan College of Court Reporting and Voice Writers of America.

Aidan Cooney, Specialist Sr. - Captioning
Aidan Cooney

Aidan is a Specialist, Sr. for Captioning for ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. He served in the Peace Corps in the West African country of Togo and has volunteered and done research with local and international nonprofits including the International Rescue Committee, The Greater Valley Health Education Center, Unchained (an organization that helps victims of sex-trafficking), The Macaw Project in the Amazon rain forest in Peru and organic farms in Italy. He is also involved in filmmaking and photography and has used his skills to create visual media for both entrepreneurial and nonprofit projects. Aidan graduated summa cum laude in 2014 from Arizona State University with a Bachelor in Sustainability, a minor in justice studies and a certificate in human rights. He is currently pursuing an MA in justice studies from ASU.

Jim Morin, Supervisor, DART Services
Jim

Jim is the supervisor of DART Services for ASU Student Accessibility. He is a member of the Air Travel Access Association, the City of Phoenix Custom Transit Advisory Committee and the Phoenix Sports Entertainment Inc on Accessible Operations and Architectural Advisory Council. Jim attended the University of Maine.

Karen Caldwell, Testing Coordinator
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Karen is a Testing Coordinator for Student Accessibility. She holds a BA in history from ASU

Angel Guy, Specialist
Angel

Angel is a specialist for ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. Her area of expertise is in special education. Angel holds a BA in dance from the University of California, Riverside and a Multi-Subject Credential (Elementary, K-8) from the University of California, Irvine. One of her favorite quotes is, "Education is hanging around until you've caught on." -Robert Frost

Denise Farmer, Specialist
Denise

Denise serves as a Specialist for Student Accessibility

Mischa Kerr, Specialist
Mischa Kerr

Mischa serves as a Specialist for ASU Student Accessibility

Abby Howard, Coordinator
Abby

Abby is a coordinator for ASU Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services. She holds a BS in communication from Middle Tennessee State University and a MEd in higher education administration from ASU.

Jacob Bunch, Sr. Program Coordinator - Alternative Media
Jacob Bunch

Jacob is a Sr. Program Coordinator for Alternative Media for ASU Student Accessibility. His areas of expertise include Alternative Format Production, Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning, Disability Policy and Critical Disability Studies. He is currently pursuing an EdD in educational leadership and innovation at ASU. He earned an MEd in higher education administration from ASU, an MEd in special education from Grand Canyon University, a Grad Certificate in assistive technology and universal design from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s of Nonprofit Studies from ASU. He also holds a BA in speech communication from the University of Texas, San Antonio and an AA in speech communication form Blinn College. His publications include The Disabling Factors of Distance Education at the 29th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity in 2013 and “The Ugly Laws: Disability in Pre-A.D.A. America, An Application of the Punctuated Equilibrium Theory to Disability” at the 5th Bi-Annual International Disability Studies Conference at Lancaster University, UK in 2010.

Cedric Green, Program Coordinator - Alternative Media
Cedric

Cedric is a Program Coordinator for Alternative Media for ASU Student Accessibility. His expertise is in Assistive Technology and Digital Accessibility. Cedric holds a BA in American history from ASU.