Amanda KrausPhD, MA, BA
Dr. Amanda Kraus has lived in Tucson and worked at the University of Arizona (UA) for 17 years where she currently serves as Assistant Vice President for Campus Life, and Executive Director for Disability Resources and Housing & Residential Life. One of the largest in the nation, UA’s Disability Resource Center is an international model of progressive service delivery. Dr. Kraus is also an Assistant Professor of Practice in Higher Education where she coordinates the MA program and teaches courses on student services, student development and disability in higher education.
Dr. Kraus has had the privilege of delivering keynote addresses and facilitating workshops on disability in higher education at campuses such as Singapore Management University, Duke University, Wake Forest University, and was the featured speaker at l’Association Québécoise Interuniversitaire des Conseillers aux Étudiants en Situation de Handicap in Montréal, CA – the first plenary talk to be delivered in English in the organization’s twenty-year history. She was recently invited to join a delegation convened by the US Department of State to engage in dialogue on disability access in education and employment in Beijing, China.