Elizabeth Drucker (Founder)
Elizabeth Drucker is a writer, speaker, and advocate for people with disabilities. She wrote the novel "But I Just Want a Life" and has been published in The New Physician and Open Minds Quarterly. She plans to attend graduate school in the Fall 2013.
Alberto Guzman (Editorial Advisor)
Dr. Alberto Guzman is the Employment Access Consultant for the Disability Resource Center at the University of Arizona. He also is an instructor and program coordinator at the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in the department of Family and Community Medicine. In addition, he holds an adjunct position in the Department of Psychoeducational and Disability Studies in the College of Education. He has a Ph.D. in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2009), where his research explored issues regarding staff working at disability service offices and their perception about disability and the implementation of their job duties and responsibilities.
Sue Kroeger (Editorial Advisor)
Dr. Sue Kroeger is currently the Director of Disability Resources at the University of Arizona. Prior to coming to Arizona in 1999, she was the Director of Disability Services at the University of Minnesota for 14 years. She manages a staff of 35 full and part-time employees that guided by a social construction of disability, provide services to faculty, staff, and students with disabilities, assist the University in meeting its legal obligations, and provide consultation and education on designing inclusive learning and working environments.
She received her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Arizona and her doctorate in human rehabilitative services from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to coming to higher education she worked in public and private rehabilitation.
Dr. Kroeger, in addition to her administrative duties, has presented at numerous conferences, published articles on disability and higher education, and co-edited a book entitled “Responding to Disability Issues in Student Affairs.” She has been Treasurer and President of the National Association of Higher Education and Disability. She holds adjunct faculty status in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies where she teaches undergraduate courses in disability sudies and advises graduate students. She has been principal investigator for numerous federal grants and has consulted nationally and internationally.
Sarah Poplin (Editor)
Sarah Poplin is an editor for the Saguaro Spirit. When she was nine years old, Sarah was diagnosed with a learning disability. Since then she has started a line of service, mentoring and tutoring as well as serving on the Governor's Youth Commission. Currently, Sarah is studying Chemistry at the University of Arizona and has started research for the Tomat Research Group.
Dianne Staley (Editor-in-Chief)
Dianne Staley is a freelance writer living in Tucson, Arizona. She has published numerous articles, poems, short stories, and children's stories. Dianne is currently writing primarily poetry. She is also a freelance editor. She has a BA in English from the U of A. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saguaro Spirit was built using the Drupal content management system by Gene Lyman from the UA Student Affairs Systems Group. The site is maintained by Dawn Hunziker, Assistive Technology Coordinator for the UA Disability Resource Center.
Dawn Hunziker (Site Webmaster)
Dawn Hunziker is the Technology Access Coordinator for the University of Arizona’s Disability Resource Center. Her job duties include coordinating Assistive Technology availability on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors, supervising document conversion / alternate format services and faculty development. Dawn co-coordinates the UA's Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Program which works to increase awareness about accessibility for electronic and information technology employed on the UA campus. She earned a Certificate in Assistive Technology from the California State University, Northridge Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) and has presented at local, state, and national conferences regarding assistive technology, pdf/web accessibility and inclusive curriculum design.
Gene Lyman (Site Developer)
Gene Lyman is a Web Developer working with the Student Affairs Systems Group. After receiving his B.A. in English Literature many years ago, he has been hired into computer programming jobs ever since. He has the privilege of contributing, behind the scenes, to approximately forty websites at The University of Arizona.