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Student Disability Resource Center


Our Staff

Karen Pettus

Title: Director
Student Disability Resource Center
E-mail: karen@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-6142
Fax: 803-777-6741
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

About Karen

Karen Pettus earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2006. She has over 30 years of experience in education as a K-12 interpreter and teacher, and in higher education in counseling, career counseling and disability services in the 2-year college and 4-year university settings.

Karen serves on several university and community advisory boards for individuals with disabilities and serves as a consultant for the South Carolina Department of Education. She also teaches courses in educational psychology and disability studies in the College of Education along with University 101 courses at Carolina. Additionally, Karen serves as the Co-Director of CarolinaLIFE, a program for students with intellectual disabilities on campus.