Meet the Staff

 

George (Sam) Goodin, Director

Barbara Woodhead, Assistant Director
ASL Interpreter Coordinator

Rachel Murray, Disability Specialist
Judy Phelps, Test Accommodation Coordinator
Jen Wagner, Alternate Materials and Class Notes Coordinator
Melissa Wulf, Transcriptionist and Staff Assistant
Thomas W. Beyer, Staff Interpreter

 

The SSD Office is located at:
Services for Students with Disabilities
232 Canfield Administration Building
Lincoln, NE 68588-0401
402-472-3787 Phone
402-472-0080 Fax


For questions and additional information, e-mail us at:
acontreras3@unl.edu

 
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George (Sam) Goodin

Sam Goodin, Director
Email:  ggoodin2@unl.edu

The Director of Services for Students with Disabilities provides leadership and strategic direction for the unit. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the unit complies with federal and state laws pertaining to the mandated services for all UNL students with documented disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 
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Barbara Woodhead

Barbara Woodhead, Assistant Director
ASL Interpreter Coordinator CI CT
Email:  bwoodhead1@unl.edu

Barbara meets with students to determine eligibility for services and provides follow up, disability – related counseling to students.  Support is provided to faculty and instructional staff on disability-related access, classroom accommodations and instructional strategies to promote access to learning. As the Sign Language Interpreter/Transcription Coordinator, Barbara recruits, schedules and supervises sign language interpreters/transcriptionists and handles all interpreter/transcriptionist requests at the university for students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University.

 
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Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray, Disability Specialist
Email:  rmurray5@unl.edu

  Rachel meets with students to determine eligibility for services and provides follow up and disability-related counseling to students. For students who are seeking diagnostic testing, Rachel processes referrals for LD/ADHD evaluations.

 
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Judy Phelps

Judy Phelps, SSD Testing Coordinator
Email:  jphelps2@unl.edu

  Judy coordinates and supervises the SSD Testing Center. She meets one on one with students in providing test accommodations requested by students registered with the SSD office. She hires, schedules and supervises the student work support for staff in the SSD Testing Center.

 
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Jen Wagner

Jen Wagner, Alternative Text and Notetaker Coordinator
Email:  jwagner6@unl.edu

  Jen coordinates the Alternative Text requests such as Braille and electronic texts.  She also supervises and coordinates the Notetaker services.

 
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Melissa Wulf

Melissa Wulf, Transcriptionist and Staff Assistant
Email:  mwulf2@unl.edu

  Melissa provides the transcription services to D/deaf or hard of hearing students and faculty.  She also provides general office support.

 
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Staff Interpreter

Thomas W. Beyer, Staff Interpreter
Email:  tbeyer2@unl.edu

  Thomas provides interpreting services for the D/deaf or hard of hearing students at the university.  When needed, Thomas provides services for faculty, staff and university guests.