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Jeff Edelstein is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Higher Education program at UMass Amherst. He has been researching the experiences of disabled students in higher education for over 5 years and is a co-founder of the nonprofit the College Autism Network (CAN). He has presented research on the experiences of disabled students in higher education at the annual conferences for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the International Society for Autism Research, and the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He has a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University and an M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. At UMass Amherst, he serves as a member of the Alliance Against Ableism and provides ableism awareness training to campus community members.
- Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration