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Kathleen A. Miller, Ph.D.Kathy Miller
Assistant Director of Disability Services
Campus Life Center, Suite 107
Phone: (864) 503-5199


Kathy completed her M.A. and Ph.D. programs in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Savannah, Georgia, she grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg where she earned a B.A. in American Studies. After graduation, Kathy worked as an editorial assistant for the BioScience Journal for a year before returning to graduate school. She was a research assistant and an academic advisor at the University of Georgia. She has also taught as an adjunct professor of American history and history of the New South at Wofford College and Converse College in Spartanburg. For almost eleven years, Kathy was Director of Academic Success at Converse, teaching and coordinating First Year Experience classes, counseling students and providing disability services. She taught two sections of freshman composition at the University of South Carolina Upstate during the Spring Semester of 2010 before becoming Student Services Coordinator in Disability Services in August 2010 and Assistant Director of Disability Services in December 2010. Kathy and her husband Shep have two daughters, Kelley and Meredith. Kathy’s interests include singing, listening to jazz and soul music, gardening, interior design, spending time at Litchfield Beach and traveling.

Tawana L. ScottTawana Scott

Program Coordinator

Campus Life Center, Suite 107

Phone: (864) 503-5199


Tawana is no stranger to disability services as she is an individual with life experiences as a person with a disability. In spite of her disability, Tawana is driven by her passion to advocate, encourage, empower and educate people with and without disabilities to know they are people first. She firmly believes that character and integrity define a person, not their ability or disability. Tawana is a graduate of University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Experimental Psychology. Prior to receiving her undergraduate degree she attended Greenville Technical College and obtained her Associates Degree in Public Services with an emphasis in Human Services. She also received certificates in Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Tawana’s professional development consists of working as Work Study Student/Test Proctor at Greenville Technical College for approximately 10 years and a Student Assistant in Disability Services at USC-Upstate while being a student at the university. She also gained experience as an Independent Living Specialist with ABLE-SC as well as at Spartanburg Community College as Assistant Coordinator of Student Disability Services. Tawana currently serves on the SC Independent Living Council as appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to assist in implementing changes and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities statewide. It is her desire to continue her education within the next year towards her Master’s Degree and she’s looking forward to that journey. In her spare time she enjoys reading, meeting new people, spending time at the lake and spending quality time with family and friends. Tawana is excited to be a part of the USC- Upstate family.

Scott SmithScott Smith

Assistive Technology Specialist

Campus Life Center, Suite 108

Phone: (864) 503-5199


Scott is a graduate of Spartanburg Technical College with an associate’s degree in Arts with Education and Computer-related electives. He developed a love for technical equipment at an early age. While attending Spartanburg Technical College, he was given an opportunity to recommend and implement new software for the Assistive Technology Lab. After graduation, he was hired to manage and maintain the lab as a Lab Assistant. He was later promoted to Lab Coordinator. He joins USC Upstate with 17 years of experience as an Assistive Technology Trainer. Scott serves on the Spartanburg Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Immersed in Assistive Technology, Scott keeps his finger on the pulse of new and emerging technology that can enhance access for everyone. In his spare time Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Shelley, who graduated from USC Upstate in 2007, and their sons Daniel and Lucas.  

Wendy WoodsbyWoodsbyWendy


Campus Life Center, Suite 108

Phone: (864) 503-5199

Wendy completed her B.A. and M.Ed at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. After graduating, she taught Special Education courses at the high school level for 8 years. She left the public school system to work at Coastal Carolina University as the Disability Coordinator.  While there, she also served as the 504 Coordinator as well as teaching First Year Experience courses.  In her spare time, Wendy likes to read, travel, and go to concerts.  



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