Our Team

Our team includes undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and administrators representing multiple fields of study (e.g., higher education, communications, medicine, social work) from several institutions. At least one member of the team is on the autism spectrum and three more have immediate family members on the autism spectrum.

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Central Staff

A small group of central staff coordinating CAN’s major initiatives and managing the day-to-day operations of the College Autism Network…

Dr. Bradley E. Cox

Executive Director & Director of Research

Brad Cox is an Associate Professor at Florida State University. His work seeks to explain and improve the systemic, institutional, and personal conditions that shape college experiences and outcomes for students on the autism spectrum.

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Dr. Lee Burdette Williams

Director of Higher Education Training and Development

Lee has been part of the student affairs profession for nearly three decades, including serving as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Wheaton College (MA) and as Dean of Students at the University of Connecticut.  Most recently she was the Director of Collegiate Partnerships for Mansfield Hall in Burlington, VT, where she provided training for colleges and universities seeking to improve their services to students on the Autism Spectrum.

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Advisory Board

Leading experts and advocates helping to guide implementation of CAN’s vision…

Lindee Morgan

Advisory Board Member


Lindee is Co-Director of the new Educational Science Research Core at the Marcus Autism Center, a NIH Autism Center of Excellence affiliated with Emory University in Atlanta, GA.



Susan White

Advisory Board Member

Susan W. White, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech, where she directs federally funded research aims at improving transition outcomes for adolescents and emerging adults with ASD. For a full description of her lab and research interests, see ww.psyc.vt.edu/labs/pi and www.stepsasd.org



Previous Personnel

Plenty of wonderful people have contributed to the development of the College Autism Network. We are grateful for their involvement and thank them for their contributions here.

Kerry Thompson

Amelia Anderson


Taylor Locks


Amanda Mintz

Tatiana Jeudy


Lauren Apgar


Brooke Winston


Dillon Lee Warner


Hope Young

Pei Hu

Abigail Wolz