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Staff

EAD offices are located in the Baker Building at the corner of 21st Ave. S and Terrace Place. 

Suite 975
Anita J. Jenious, Director and Title IX Coordinator:  Ms. Jenious has administrative oversight for all activities of Vanderbilt’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action program including the affirmative action plan, complaint investigation and resolution, disability and religious accommodations. She is Vanderbilt’s Title IX Coordinator, ADA/503/504 Coordinator, and also has responsibilities for Title VI and Title VII.  She graduated from Vanderbilt with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and completed further study at Bryn Mawr. She has also held administrative positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Tennessee State University.

Sandra E. Keith, Associate Director:  Sandra manages investigations and resolves complaints of discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation within the institution.  She also facilitates training, processes reasonable accommodation requests for religious reasons, and provides consultation on related topics.  Sandra received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Florida.  Prior to joining EAD, Sandra worked as the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance at Tennessee State University.  She has also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee.

D. Michael Carter, Compliance Manager:  As EAD’s Compliance Manager, Michael investigates complaints of prohibited discrimination and is responsible for putting together the university's annual affirmative action plan.  Michael also trains faculty, staff, and students on issues pertaining to diversity. Michael holds a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.  Prior to joining EAD, he worked as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands  and as a staff attorney at the Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee. 

Damian P. Marshall, Title IX Compliance Manager:  As EAD’s Title IX Compliance Manager, Damian investigates complaints of sexual harassment, relationship violence, and other forms of prohibited discrimination.  Damian also trains faculty, staff, and students on issues pertaining to Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act. Damian holds a B.S. in Speech from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the University of Illinois.  Prior to joining EAD, he worked as a private practice attorney in Illinois. 

Batia Karabel, Compliance Specialist: Batia investigates a variety of complaints, including Title IX and other forms of prohibited discrimination. She received a B.A. in Religion from Vassar College and Master’s degree in Organization and Leadership, Higher and Postsecondary Education from Columbia University. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Batia was the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Title IX Investigator at Vassar College where she also worked in Residential Life.

Carla L. Brookins, Compliance Specialist: As EAD’s Compliance Specialist, Carla investigates various student and employee complaints of sexual harassment, retaliation, and other forms of prohibited discrimination.  She received a B.S. in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University and her M.S. degree in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling.  Additionally, she received her Management certification from the University of Tennessee.  Prior to joining Vanderbilt’s EAD team, she worked as the Director of Student Advocacy for Lipscomb University resolving issues and complaints involving the university.

Kristi Penton, Office Manager: Kristi is typically the first point of contact for the office. She conducts initial interviews regarding potential violations of Vanderbilt’s EEO/AA and Anti-Harassment policies or other issues of unlawful discrimination and coordinates calendars of the Director and Associate Director. Prior to joining EAD, she worked for Metro Davidson County Schools.

Tammy M. King, Assistant Office Manager:  As the Assistant Office Manager, Tammy’s main responsibilities are answering the phone for all EAD staff, managing the EAD Testing Center, and coordinating and proctoring student exams.  Tammy also supervises  student workers and oversees the process for converting and editing various materials into alternate formats.  Prior to joining EAD, Tammy worked for the local Metropolitan Public School system in a variety of positions. 

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Tiffany Culver, Disability Services Program Director:  As EAD’s Disability Program Director, Tiffany coordinates University services and resources for disabled students, faculty, staff and applicants through the interactive process pursuant to the ADAA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Tiffany also trains faculty, staff, and students on issues pertaining to disabilities and requesting various accommodations. Tiffany holds a B.S. in Business Management from MTSU and a MBA from TSU.  Prior to joining EAD, she worked as an EEO/AA Officer for the State of Tennessee. 

Schyler Winston, Disability Services Specialist:  As the Disability Services Specialist, Schyler works with students, faculty, and staff with disabilities through the interactive process pursuant to the  ADAA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  She assists individuals with disabilities in getting the accommodations they need to be successful in their academic or work environment.  Schyler has a B.A. in Communication Disorders and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation from the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining EAD, she worked as an intern for the State of Arkansas Department of Career Education.   

Angelnetta M. Ulmer, Assistant Office Manager:  As Assistant Office Manager, Angel coordinates administrative tasks for the office.   Angel also manages the EAD Testing Center, proctor student’s exams, supervise student workers and oversees the process for converting and editing various materials into alternate formats.  She holds a B.A in Psychology from Alabama A&M University and a M.S. in Counseling from Jacksonville State University.  Prior to joining the EAD team, Angel held the following positions at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, including; Academic Advisor, Mental Health Counselor and Program Coordinator for Community Outreach Programs.