Director, Center for Students with Disabilities
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Ms. Korbel has been the Director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Connecticut since 1993 and is an Associate Research Scholar with the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CPED). Donna received her M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Springfield College and has more than 30 years of experience in the disability services field. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor, a licensed clinical social worker and a certified expert witness. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and is a member of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Faculty at the Neag School of Education. Ms. Korbel’s research interests include the transition of postsecondary students with disabilities to college, universal design for instruction and its benefits for the postsecondary education of individuals with disabilities, as well as the professional development of college student personnel.