Director of Accessibility & Disability Resources
Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services
Phone: (231) 591-2742
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MA, Central Michigan University, Professional Counseling
  • BS, Central Michigan University, Psychology
  • AA, St. Clair County Community College, general education

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Internship, Educational Counseling Intern, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, United States

Biography

Julie Alexander earned her bachelor of science degree with a major in psychology from Central Michigan University in 2003. She went on to earn her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from CMU in 2007. Julie started her professional career at Ferris as a counseling intern in the Educational and Career Counseling Center. She continued at Ferris as an educational counselor from 2007 to 2017. Julie worked as an access consultant at the Purdue University Disability Resource Center from 2017 - 2020. She returned to Ferris in April 2020 to serve as the Director of Accessibility and Disability Services. Julie is passionate about ensuring that all students have equal access in all aspects of their college experience.

Presentations

  • Poster
    Alexander, J. (Presenter), National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, "Social Justice Model of Disability," NCORE, Portland, OR, (May 30, 2019).
  • Webinar
    Alexander, J., National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, "Introduction to the Social Justice Model of Disability," NCORE, Zoom, (October 31, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Alexander, J. (Presenter), National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, "Introduction to the Social Justice Model of Disability," NCORE, New Orleans, LA, (May 29, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Walters, R. (Panelist), Alexander, J. (Panelist), Kermit-Canfield, M. E. (Panelist), Expect Diversity television program, "The Movement that is Feminism and its Effects in Colleges and Universities," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (March 2017).