IFO Disabilities Advocacy Committee

The Disabilities Advocacy Committee (DAC) was created to address issues faced by faculty with disabilities. The committee provides information and advocacy to faculty, especially with regard to the process of making requests for reasonable accommodation.

It is imperative that faculty challenge systemic oppression to empower marginalized members through innovative and intentional equity and inclusion initiatives. Faculty must be empowered to lead efforts to foster learning communities that respect the inherent worth of all students, faculty, and staff based on values of justice, inclusion, and equity. We strive for equity within our union to build solidarity, and ensure that our collective voice is an inclusive voice.

Below, you will find DAC updates, a committee roster, and a comment box for you to send comments to committee leaders. 


Season Ellison

Bemidji State University

Season is the director of liberal education and of the Honors Program. You can learn more about her here


metropolitan state university


Minnesota State University-Mankato


Minnesota State University-Moorhead


amy herbert knopf

st. cloud state university

Amy is a Professor and Department Chair of Community Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy.


maria kingsbury

southwest minnesota state university

Maria is the Reference Coordinator & Interlibrary Loan Librarian.

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Kelly Herold

winona state university

Kelly is a professsor in the Communication's Studies Department.

Please share your thoughts or concerns with the IFO Disabilities advocacy Committee by using the form below. 

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