Office:Student Accessibility Services, Smith Hall Rm 201, Durham, NH 03824
Jan is a graduate of Plymouth State College (B.S. Natural Science) and Plymouth State University (M. Ed General Special Education) with a program concentration in disabilities in the post-secondary education environment. She has many years of experience working with college students, having worked in higher education her entire career. Jan joined UNH SAS in January 2016.
As the UNH SAS Disability Specialist, Jan is responsible for student intake appointments and accommodations. She is committed to helping students achieve greater independence and maximize their potential through self-advocacy and self-determination. Jan enjoys meeting with current students to help them navigate the college environment. Jan also enjoys meeting with prospective students and their parents at open house events and during orientation. A special interest of Jan’s is the transition from high school to college and supporting students in this process. Prior to working at UNH, Jan was the Disabilities Coordinator at Plymouth State University in the Student Support Services TRIO program where they served low income, first generation, and students with disabilities. Her early work in TRIO with disability services motivated her to go back to school for a graduate degree.
Jan is a member of the New England Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Born in New Jersey, Jan has lived in New Hampshire most of her life in the Lakes Region and Seacoast.