Christine reports to both Student Affairs and HR; her office is located at GFS 125. As ADA/504 Coordinator, she lead’s USC’s strategic planning for ADA/504 compliance, which includes developing and implementing policies and procedures for ensuring campus facilities are open to the entire Trojan Family, including students, faculty, staff, and guests. Christine also oversees Disability Services and Programs, the campus unit responsible for providing accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services to students with disabilities (see her bio on the Student Affairs site).
Christine is a frequent speaker at national conferences on best practices in disability services, and she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Post-Secondary Education and Disability. She has more than 15 years of experience in higher education, including leading the disability services unit at Washington University in St. Louis, and serving as assistant director of the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law, where she also taught courses in public health law. Prior to her career in academic administration, Christine practiced law as a commercial litigation attorney with a large St. Louis firm.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois Wesleyan University, Christine earned both a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law, and an LL. M. in Health Law from Saint Louis University School of Law. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two young sons. Christine is an avid gardener who will travel significant distances to add to her ever-growing orchid collection.