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Amanda Bell, PhD

Assistant Director, Personalized Learning Center
(317) 955-6266
Clare Hall, Room 109B
Dr. Amanda Bell


Dr. Bell has over a decade of experience working in higher education. Her higher education experience includes academic advising, orientation and first- year experiences, and disability support services. Before coming to Marian, Dr. Bell worked in the Disability Resource Center at Purdue University, where she served as an Access Consultant for the College of Science and Engineering.  Dr. Bell also held positions at Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Eastern Michigan University.

In addition to her work as Disability Service Professional, Dr. Bell has served as a Dissertation Committee Member for PhD Candidates studying the experiences of collegians with disabilities. She also has published articles and presented her research focusing on the experiences of the disabled in higher education at The Association for the Study for Higher Education (ASHE), and the Association of Higher Education and Disability. 


  • PhD in Educational Studies-Eastern Michigan University
  • EdS in Educational Leadership-Eastern Michigan University
  • MA in Higher Education Student Affairs- Eastern Michigan University
  • GCE in Community College Leadership-Eastern Michigan University
  • BA in Communication-Michigan State University

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

Area of Expertise

  • Intersectionality
  • Disability Studies
  • Student Development
  • Identity Development
  • Disability Law and Rights
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Teaching Interest/Focus

  • Disability Studies
  • College Student Development
  • First Year Experiences

Personal Interests

  • Disability Studies
  • College Student Development
  • First Year Experiences

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