Students having questions about adding the Disability Studies (DIST) minor, coursework, or program requirements should contact one of the minor’s advisors. DIST minor advisors are assigned based on one’s college or major as follows.

College of Education & Human Development
Imani Powell,
109 Alison Hall Addition
(302) 831-8125

College of Arts & Sciences (except secondary education majors)
Wes Garton,
132 Willard Hall
(302) 831-7550

All other Colleges and Secondary Education majors
Laura Eisenman,
213H Willard Hall
(302) 831-0532


Faculty from the Center for Disabilities Studies, School of Education, and Human Development & Family Studies and other departments teach the core minor courses and serve on the Disability Studies Minor program advisory committee. Faculty affiliated with the minor include: Laura Eisenman, Brian Freedman, Beth Mineo, Gary Allison, Nancy Weiss, Steve Eidelman, and Stephanie Kerschbaum

Administrative Support

Tracy Beird,
461 Wyoming Road
(302) 831-4805

Other Resources

Because the DIST minor is sponsored by UD’s Center for Disabilities Studies, students in the minor are considered “trainees” by the national Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Trainees have access to a variety of professional resources, post-graduation employment opportunities, and information about current disability issues. Check out the AUCD trainee page. The DIST minor also has a Facebook group. We use this group to share information about disability-related scholarships, local part-time jobs, and campus activities. To join, search for us by name in Facebook (UDel Trainees) or visit their page. Under the main image, click on + Join Group. And, while visiting Facebook, please “like” the Center for Disabilities Studies Facebook page.