PechaKucha Style Presentation: Offering Faculty Development and Training


Wednesday, November 7


11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Jennifer Gossett, Tay McEdwards, Jann McCaul, and Gabe Merrell


This presentation will be facilitated by multiple DS professionals chosen from an applicant pool. “PechaKucha style is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights.”

Presentation Materials

Presenter Bio(s)

Jennifer Gossett

Jennifer began her career in higher education as a student para-professional in new student orientation programs. After graduating from Western Washington University with a BA in Sociology/Social Studies she went on to the Peace Corps, served in AmeriCorps, and worked as a wilderness therapy counselor before coming back to higher education. She received a Master of Science focused in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University in 2010. Jennifer has worked in the field of Disability Services for 10 years. Currently she is the Director of the Office for Student Access at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).

Tay McEdwards

Tay McEdwards is the Operations Manager for Disability Access Services (DAS) at Oregon State University (OSU). He earned his M.S. in Education Information Technology from Western Oregon University. Tay has worked in disability services at OSU since 2012. During this time, he revamped multiple service programs with streamlined procedures that increased student access. He currently serves as the Mentorship Coordinator on the Oregon Association on Higher Education and Disability (ORAHEAD) Board of Directors.

Jann McCaul

Jann McCaul, Disability Resource Coordinator at Warner Pacific University. She was the Assistive Technology Specialist at Mt. Hood Community College for ten years. For fifteen years, she was a Legal Assistant for a Defense Attorney specializing in personal injury and worker’s compensation law.

Gabe Merrell

Gabe is an enigma much like Schrodinger’s Cat. He may or may not serve as the ADA Coordinator at Oregon State, as past-president of ORAHEAD, and as AHEAD ADA Coordinator Special Interest Group Chair. Does he even exist outside of OSU, ORAHEAD, and AHEAD? Does he exist as a figment of your imagination? One may never know. If you go searching for him, just be sure it’s during a blue moon.