University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

Meet the Think College Vermont Team


SUSAN RYAN, Ph.D. Principal Investigator @UVM/CDCI

Photo of Susan Ryan

Email Susan
Address: : University of Vermont, CDCI, 208 Colchester Ave, Mann Hall 3rd Floor, Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-1143
Fax: (802) 656-1357
Bio: Dr. Susan Ryan is the Executive Director of the Vermont University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion and the Principal Investigator for the Think College Vermont @UVM/CDCI. As the Principal Investigator of this initiative Dr. Ryan is committed to building inclusive higher education opportunities for students who experience intellectual disabilities first at UVM and then throughout Vermont.


BRYAN DAGUE, Ed.D Program Coordinator @UVM/CDCI

Photo of Bryan Dague

Email Bryan
Address: University of Vermont, CDCI, 208 Colchester Ave, Mann Hall 3rd Floor, Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-1345
Fax: (802) 656-1357
Bio: Bryan Dague has been employed at the Center on Disability & Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont since 1992 providing training and technical assistance in the areas of supported employment and transition. Bryan is a program coordinator for the Think College Vermont @UVM/CDCI and is also working on the Natural Supports grant to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities into the workforce.


Cassandra George, MS Program Manager @UVM/CDCI

Photo of Cassandra George

Email Cassie
Address: University of Vermont, CDCI, 208 Colchester Ave, Mann Hall 3rd Floor, Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-1126
Fax: (802) 656-1357
Bio: Cassandra George is the TPSID Think College Vermont @UVM/CDCI Program Manager and serves as the full-time primary contact for the program.
She holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation and is a strong advocate for community and restorative justice. She is committed to working with people and helping them establish goals and find positive outcomes. Prior to working at UVM, Cassandra worked in advertising and media.


ELLEN MCSHANE, Ed.D. Financial Advisor @UVM/CDCI

Photo of Ellen McShane

Email Ellen
Address: University of Vermont, 244 Living and Learning, Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-4185
Fax: (802) 656-7957
Bio: Ellen is the Director of Academic Support Programs at University of Vermont, which includes the ACCESS, Learning Cooperative, TRIO/SSS, and TRIO/Upward Bound programs. She is currently a member of the Design Team for the UDL grant and the Think College Vermont @UVM/CDCI management team. Ellen is available to help students determine the best way to pay for the Think College Vermont program.


EMILY MARTIN, AmeriCorps VISTA

Photo of Emily Martin

Email Emily
Address: 208 Colchester Ave, Mann Hall 3rd Floor, Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-1126
Fax: (802) 656-1357
Bio: Emily started her relationship with Think College as a peer mentor while she was working on her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Nutrition and Food Services. Emily has made a year-long, full-time commitment to serve with the Think College Team as an AmeriCorps Vista member. Her main responsibility is to make connections with middle and high schools to facilitate admissions into Think College.


STIRLING PEEBLES, Dissemination Assistant

Photo of Stirling Peebles

Email Stirling
Address: 208 Colchester Ave, Mann Hall 3rd Floor, Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-1126
Fax: (802) 656-1357
Bio: As a Think College Alum, Stirling has been involved in our program since 2011 and focused on media and video production. After completing her Certificate of Studies at UVM, Stirling was hired at CDCI as a Dissemination Assistant. Her work for Think College includes updating our Social Media websites, creating videos, and recruiting new students.

Last modified October 26 2015 02:22 PM

Contact UVM © 2016 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131