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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

147 Health Sciences Buliding, (307) 766‑2761
FAX: (307) 766-2763

Web site: www.uwyo.edu/wind
Executive Director: Sandra Root-Elledge, M.A.

Senior Lecturer:

SANDRA ROOT-ELLEDGE, B.S. University of Wyoming 2001; M.A. 2003; Senior Lecturer, 2018, 2009, 2004.

Associate Professor:

MICHELLE JARMAN, B.A. University of California at Berkeley 1989; M.A. Northern Michigan University 2000; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago 2006; Associate Professor of Disability Studies 2014, 2007.

Research Faculty:

ERIC J. MOODY, B.S. Pacific Lutheran University 1998; M.A. University of Denver 2004; Ph.D. 2007; Postdoc University of Colorado School of Medicine 2011; Research Professor, Director of Research and Evaluation 2018.

Associate Lecturers:

CANYON HARDESTY, B.S. University of Wyoming 2004; M.S. 2007; M.S. Creighton University 2011; Associate Lecturer 2018, 2013.

Assistant Lecturers:

ETHAN DAHL, B.A. Minnesota State University Moorhead 2012; M.A. Ball State University 2014; Ph.D. Texas Tech University 2018; Assistant Lecturer 2018.

ALISON QUAGGIN HARKIN, B.A. University of Toronto 1981; M.A. Athabasca University 2010; Assistant Lecturer 2014.

TERRI WOFFORD, B.S. University of Central Florida 1994; M.S. East Tennessee State University 1998; Assistant Lecturer 2017.

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is part of a national network of University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD). These centers provide a broad array of interdisciplinary academic, clinical, and research experiences of people with disabilities-particularly developmental disabilities. A wide variety of disciplines contribute to the study of disabilities.

WIND offers a Disability Studies Minor which investigates broad questions about the nature, meanings, and consequences of disability from interrelated social, historical, cultural, and political perspectives. The undergraduate minor in disability studies examines disability issues from multiple lenses, and draws specifically from social sciences, humanities, and health sciences.

Disability studies has an ethical commitment to place the interests and voices of people with disabilities at the center of our curricula and training activities. The minor balances theoretical exploration with practical application, and provides students with a vibrant understanding of disability history, cultural representation, policy concerns, and current debates. Ultimately, students in the minor will work closely with people with disabilities, and gain the skills and perspectives to participate in unique disability research and advocacy.