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Director of Student Disabilities Services: Jerome Knast

Jerome Knast

Dr. Jerome F. Knast, has been appointed as the Director of Student Disabilities Services. "I am delighted that we have such an exemplary partner as Dr. Knast in our continuing development of this important service to Penn students. His broad background in disabilities services is truly an asset to the mission of the University," said Dr. Valerie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life.

Dr. Knast came to Penn in July 2002, from St. John of God Community Services in Westville Grove, NJ, where he was the coordinator of student and family services and a behavior management specialist since 1996. He is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist.

Dr. Knast received his B.A. and M.A. in psychology from Rutgers University and the University of Notre Dame respectively. In 1982 he was awarded his Ph.D. in deafness rehabilitation from NYU. He is a diplomate with The American Board of Professional Disability Consultants, a member of the American Psychological Association and a fellow of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

His was previously a consulting psychologist at the Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia, clinical director of the deaf treatment program at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment and school psychologist at PSD.


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 12, November 12, 2002