of Student Disabilities Services: Jerome Knast
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
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.
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.
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.