About the Collective
The College Autism Network is a community of practitioners and scholars committed to improving the experience of autistic and other neurodivergent college students. The individuals listed in this collective are members of CAN who have expressed interest in working with other institutions of higher education and organizations that are seeking to create or improve programs and services for autistic and other neurodivergent students. Consultants may be available for both one-time engagements and ongoing support of initiatives.
If you are looking for a consultant to assist in your efforts, we encourage you to review this list and learn more about these professionals and their particular interests. We are also happy to talk with you about your needs to help clarify what you may be seeking in a consultant. Fees for consultation and presentations vary. Negotiating a contract between a consultant and a client is the responsibility of the individual consultant. The College Autism Network is not part of that process.
To speak with a CAN representative about your interest, or to contact a consultant directly, please complete this form.
Would you like to be listed in the CAN Consultants’ Collective? Contact Lee Burdette Williams, Executive Director, for more information.
About Our Consultants
Bradley E. Cox, Ph.D.
Dr. Bradley E. Cox is the Founder and Senior Advisor of the College Autism Network. He is also an Associate Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University and a Senior Research Associate at FSU’s Center for Postsecondary Success. 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.
Brittany L. Jackson, Ed.D.
Brittany L. Jackson, Ed.D., serves as the Director of Training and Technology for the College Autism Network and is the Online Learning Manager in Learning Technologies at Hiram College. Brittany has an Ed.D. in educational leadership studies from Ashland University (Ashland, OH), which she earned in 2022. Her research focuses on autism and neurodiversity in higher education, Universal Design for Learning, leadership, higher education, technology, training, and disability studies. Brittany received her bachelor of arts in theatre and communication in 2004 and her master of arts in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in education and psychology, specifically autism in higher education, in 2015 from Hiram College (Hiram, OH). She earned a certificate in autism spectrum disorders from Kent State University (Kent, OH) in 2019. Brittany also serves on the Board of the Hiram Living and Learning Community.
Brett Nachman, Ph.D.
Dr. Brett Ranon Nachman is a postdoctoral research scholar at North Carolina State University’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in which his research primarily focuses on capturing the experiences of community college students and their transfer intent. Brett also conducts research on the portrayals and experiences of autistic college students. Brett’s research interests stem from his own background as an autistic community college graduate.
Lee Burdette Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Lee Burdette Williams 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.