Hours, Staff and Location

DAS will be conducting appointments both in person and remotely.

Office Hours:

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. 

Mailing Address:

19000 Hubbard Drive, Rm 262 FCN
Dearborn, MI 48126


[email protected]

Test Proctoring E-Mail:

[email protected] 



Sara Byczek, PhD, LP

Sara Byczek

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

Email: [email protected]

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Charles Starkman

Assistant Director of Disability and Accessibility Services

Education: Adler University, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology 

                  University of Michigan BA in Psychology and Art History

Email: [email protected] 

Pronouns: he/him/his

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.

Judith Walker

Disability and Accessibility Services Coordinator

Education: University of Detroit Mercy, Bachelors in Human Services 

Email: [email protected]

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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.

Cathy Sidor

Disability and Accessibility Services Testing Center and Alternative Formatting Coordinator 

Education: University of Michigan Dearborn, Bachelors in Business Administration 

Email: [email protected]

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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

Hillary Degner

Coordinator of Case Management and Support

Education: Saginaw Valley State University, Bachelors in Professional and Technical Writing                                                                                                                                   Eastern Michigan University, Masters in Written Communication

Email: [email protected]

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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. 

Disability and Accessibility Services

262 - Fairlane Center North
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Phone: 313-593-5310
Fax: 313-593-3263