Contact Us

Hours, Contact Information, Location

Hours

  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Office is closed according to the Tufts University holiday schedule.

Phone & Email

Location and Mailing Address

  • Student Accessibility Services Office
    Tufts University, Dowling Hall- Suite 720
    419 Boston Ave.
    Medford, MA 02155

Accessible Map of Medford Campus

Meet Our Staff

Kirsten BehlingKirsten Behling
Director, Student Accessibility Services 
kirsten.behling@tufts.edu 

Ms. Behling oversees the day to day management of the office. She also is responsible for determining reasonable accommodations, working with students and educating faculty as to the process of working with SAS. Ms. Behling also fosters collaborative relationships across campus, working to ensure that each aspect of the collegiate experience is inclusive for all. 

Kimberly DoanKimberly Doan
Associate Director, Student Accessibility Services
kimberly.doan@tufts.edu

Providing direct support to the director of the SAS office, Ms. Doan assists in office management and the implementation of reasonable accommodation plans for students with disabilities. Providing disability counseling and academic skill-building support for students, she encourages students’ individual growth and development during their academic career at Tufts.

Kristen DabneyKristen Dabney
Assistive Technology Instruction Specialist
kristen.dabney@tufts.edu

Ms. Dabney supports students by implementing accommodations by providing texts in alternative formats, and collaborating with students to find assistive technology that works for them. She collaborates with staff and faculty regarding digital access and universal design for curriculum. 

Kate PilletteKate Pillette
Learning Specialist
Kate.pillette@tufts.edu 

Ms. Pillette provides direct service to students in one-on-one and small group settings. She assists SAS students as they transition to postsecondary education by helping them enhance their academic skills, with an emphasis on self-advocacy. She also collaborates with faculty and staff to develop inclusive learning environments and campus-wide programming.

Catherine Flynn

Catherine Flynn
Disability Services Specialist - Fletcher School
Catherine.flynn@tufts.edu

Ms. Flynn supports students with disabilities at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She meets with students to determine what reasonable accommodations they qualify for, assists in implementing those accommodations and provides education and resources to faculty and staff at Fletcher.

New Staff Member Coming Soon!
Academic Resource Advisor

The Academic Resource Advisor is the on-site liaison for any student with a disability enrolled in courses at SMFA at Tufts. They also serve as an academic advisor for BFA students and coordinates academic resources for undergraduates at the SMFA campus. BFA students may also contact Leah GaddAssociate Dean of Undergraduate Advising, or any other member of the SAS team for assistance.