PresenterPhotoChris Stone, Ed.D. is Director of Disability Resources at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Stone leads Disability Resources in its efforts to assist disabled students in meeting their academic and personal development goals and supports the University in the broader mission of inclusivity and opportunity for disabled students.

Chris’ work is guided by a mission of establishing an institution and culture that allows for (and encourages) the full participation and engagement of disabled students—whether inside or outside the classroom— and that the creation of such a landscape is a responsibility shared by the disability resource provider, faculty/staff, and the institution’s community (including disabled students). Chris advocates situating disability within the broader context of diversity and recognizing the ways in which the intersectionality of disability and other identities can impact students’ equitable inclusion, access, and sense of place within a community.

Dr. Stone has experience as an external reviewer and consultant, providing assistance with establishing mission and purpose, best practices, and policy development. Chris previously served on the board of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the North Carolina affiliate of AHEAD (NCAHEAD), and currently is the President of Missouri AHEAD. He routinely presents to a local, national, and international audience at a number of national and international conferences, co-chaired AHEAD’s annual conference (2016), and acted as the Accessibility Advisor for the ACPA Convention (2022). Of particular note, Dr. Stone gave a keynote address and was a featured presenter at the Inaugural Inclusion School conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2020. Following graduation from Central College (Pella, IA), Chris taught 7-12 Literature and Language Arts and coached track and cross-country before attending St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) and earning his M Ed: Post-Secondary Disabilities Services. Chris completed his Ed D from George Washington University, in Washington, DC.