Hours, Staff and Location
DAS will be conducting appointments both in person and remotely.
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Test Proctoring Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Our office is in room 262 Fairlane Center North.
19000 Hubbard Drive, Rm 262 FCN
Dearborn, MI 48126
Test Proctoring E-Mail:
Sara Byczek, PhD, LP
Director of Disability and Accessibility Services
Education: Indiana State University PhD in Counseling Psychology
Illinois State University MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology
University of Michigan-Dearborn BA in Psychology
Statement on her work: The services provided by disability services is such an important part of the University. We are privileged to help students along their educational journey have equitable access while using a social justice approach to work towards making change that benefit the entire campus.
Charles Starkman, Psy.D., LP
Assistant Director of Disability and Accessibility Services
Education: Adler University, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
University of Michigan BA in Psychology and Art History
Statement on his work: The Disability and Accessibility Services team is an integral part of the UM-Dearborn community, ensuring that all students have equitable access to the resources they need for their academic and personal success. I am proud to be part of this dedicated group of professionals committed to providing socially just and inclusive accommodations to our diverse student body.
Judith Walker, B.S.
Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator
Education: University of Detroit Mercy, Bachelors in Human Services
Statement on her work: I view disabilities as an integral part of the rich diversity at the University of Michigan Dearborn. Our office works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for our students.
Cathy Sidor, BBA.
Disability and Accessibility Services Testing Center and Alternative Formatting Coordinator
Education: University of Michigan Dearborn, Bachelors in Business Administration
Statement on her work: Disability Services provides essential accommodations to ensure a level playing field for our diverse student population. This allows us to provide a higher education for all while promoting a more inclusive campus.
Hillary Degner, MA
Coordinator of Case Management and Support
Education: Saginaw Valley State University, Bachelors in Professional and Technical Writing Eastern Michigan University, Masters in Written Communication
Statement on her work: The Disability and Accessibility Services office creates and maintains an inclusive, equitable learning experience for students. I am excited to be a part of the team, and I am committed to advocating for students, empowering individuals, and working collaboratively with faculty and staff to create accessible learning environments.
How to Reach Us
We will have staff in the office Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, while appointments are conducted both in-person and virtually. Our location and contact information can be seen at the bottom of every DAS webpage.