Assistant Director of Academic Technology, College of Arts & Letters, Michigan State University
Kate Sonka is the assistant director of academic technology at the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University (MSU). She is especially interested in how technology and experiential learning intersect through both accessibility and study-abroad programs. Kate improves teaching and learning with technology through course design and support, experiential learning, and training and mentorship for faculty members and students. She has helped guide remediation efforts per the MSU Web Accessibility Policy, developed a 5-year plan for CAL to address accessibility within the college, mentored undergraduate and graduate students in accessibility work, presented at national accessibility conferences, is a leading member of Teach Access, and has consulted with the U.S. Department of Labor on hiring persons with disabilities. Kate is the founder and director of the Accessible Learning Conference (ALC) at Michigan State University.