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Office of Accessibility Services

Meet Our Staff

Barbara Moran, Managing Assistant Director

Barbara assists students with disabilities in understanding the transition from high school to university and with accessing reasonable accommodations, adaptive technology and student success support. Barbara's educational credentials include two Associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Business, a BA from SUNY, an MPA from Marist College and an MA in Higher Education from Caldwell University. She has worked with students with disabilities for twenty years in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. 

Asheia Mikell, Professional Services Specialist

Asheia Mikell is the Professional Services Specialist at ODS. She has dual degrees from Kean in Psychology and English and has extensive experience working with students who have documented disabilities. She is the ODS Adaptive Technology Coordinator, and works individually with students to train them on assistive technology that best fits their needs. Asheia also oversees Adaptive Testing services.

Academic Specialists/Supportive Coaches

Supportive coaches assist students, primarily incoming freshmen, with organization, communication, and scheduling skills as well as the general transition to Kean. The goal of a supportive coach is to help Kean students succeed by teaching them how to set goals, effectively learn time management, and how to communicate with both fellow students and professors.

Liz O’Donnell, Academic Specialist / Supportive Coach

Liz O’Donnell is one of the supportive coaches in the office. She has a B.A. in Psychology and is currently at Rutgers working towards her Masters in Social Work. This is her second year working with ODS/OAS and her primary roles are assisting students with their transition to Kean and helping them stay on track with classes and assignments throughout the semester.

Helene Culter, Academic Specialist / Supportive Coach

Helene Cutler is a supportive coach in the Office of Accessibility. She has a BS in Education from The Ohio State University. This is her fourth year working with ODS/OAS  assisting students with transition to Kean, time management, achieving goals and directing the student in a positive direction.

William Ball, Academic Specialist 

William Ball is in his fourth year working with OAS. His current focus is improving the delivery of OAS student services through process automation and a new, OAS-dedicated software package. He is retired from a career in the telecommunications industry and has an an MS in Applied Psychology/Human Factors from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BA from Boston College.