Meet the DRC Staff

KSWKatheryne Staeger-Wilson

Job Title: Director, Disability Resource Center

From: Ash Grove/Bois D’Arc, Missouri

Education: MSW (University of Missouri-Columbia); B.A. Psychology and Criminology (Drury University)

Areas of Interest: Disability studies, universal design, inclusive housing, social justice issues

Fun Fact: Katheryne attended her undergraduate program on a theatre scholarship.

Quote I Work By:“Disability is not a ‘brave struggle’ or ‘courage in the face of
adversity’…disability is an art.  It’s an ingenious way to live.”   -Neil Marcus

Megan ShadrickMegan Shadrick

Job Title: Associate Director, Disability Resource Center - Access Technology Center

From: Jonesburg, MO

Education: M.A. Orientation and Mobility (Western Michigan University);M.S. Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Communication; Graduate Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution; B.S. Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations (MSU)

Areas of Interest: Advancements in technology and the role technology plays in the level of independence for individuals with disabilities and universal design.

Fun Fact: When Megan was working on her Master's in Administrative Studies, the Coordinator position for the Assistive Technology Services office opened up. She debated on applying for the position at the time, but decided not to as she thought her future was headed in another direction. Her life did take another direction, but it brought her right back to Springfield at the same time the position became available again. Although the office name has changed and the position title is different—it is still the same job she debated on applying for 6 years earlier.

Quote I Work By: "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great." - Helen Keller

Amy MurphyAmy Murphy

Job Title: Administrative Specialist II

From: Vallejo and Santa Rosa, CA

Education: Currently pursuing her B.S. Marketing/Advertising & Promotion (MSU); Associate of Applied Science (OTC)

Areas of Interest: Business, Business Law, Advertising and Promotion

Fun Fact: Amy was an extra in the Walt Disney movie “Angels in the Outfield” and can be spotted in the scene where the audience members in the stands are waving their arms up and down showing they believe in the baseball angels.

Quote I Work By: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
                                  - Confucius

Rachel MonroeRachel Monroe

Job Title: Graduate Assistant

From: Belleville, IL

Education: Currently pursuing her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSU); B.S. Psychology (MSU)

Areas of Interest: Training & Development, EEO Law, Survey Design

Fun Fact: Rachel is completing some of her graduate requirements in New Zealand!

Quote I Work By: "Everybody love everybody." - Jackie Moon


Brianna Duda - Student WorkerBrianna Duda

Job Title: Student Worker

From: St. Louis, MO

Education: Socio-Political Communications major with a double minor in Gender Studies and Political Science

Fun Fact: Brianna once ate all of her Halloween candy in one night! It did not end well.

Quote I Work By: "We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others." - Will Rogers