How to Reach Out for Advising in Disability Studies

At Lehman, students have two kinds of advisors: (1) a general academic advisor who helps you with your overall degree and general education requirements, and (2) an advisor for your chosen major or minor. Disability Studies provides the second kind of advising: we advise students who are minors Disability Studies or wish to become minors in Disability Studies.

Schedule your appointment with a Disability Studies advisor through Lehman Navigate Lehman Navigate, which is Lehman's advising system. Instructions for how to log into Navigate are available on that page.

If you have any other questions about the Disability Studies minor, you can send a text to (929) 377-7080 (don't forget to include your name and EMPL ID), or send an email with your name and EMPL ID number to Prof. Julie Maybee. Prof. Maybee will return your message as soon as possible during regular business hours.

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Advisement dates for Summer and Fall 2024 have started!

Summer 2024 Common Advising Days

Degree Requirements

Students must take four courses (12-13 credits) to complete the Minor in Disability Studies: any three DST courses and one course chosen from a list of electives. For a complete description of the minor requirements and the list of DST courses and electives, please visit our Degree Requirements page in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Ready to Sign Up for the Minor?

  • Use the Lehman Logins page to sign into Lehman 360 using your Lehman credentials (not your CUNYFirst credentials).
  • Select "iDeclare" on the blue menu on the left side of the screen and then "Form." Follow the directions on the following screens.
  • When you are prompted to select the "department," select "Philosophy." Then select the "Disability Studies" minor.


Developmental Disabilities Minor

If you are a Developmental Disabilities Minor or are interested in becoming a Developmental Disabilities Minor and need advising for that minor, please email Prof. Kim.

From the Program Coordinator, Dr. Julie Maybee

Julie Maybee

Interim Associate Dean of Arts & Humanities Coordinator, Disability Studies Minor, Philosophy, School of Arts and Humanities

Disability Studies offers a unique, holistic and interdisciplinary approach to disability issues that is focused on the experiences of people with disabilities as they work toward full participation in society. The Minor in Disability Studies is particularly valuable for those students who are majoring in fields which may lead to employment in service professions—majors such as Health Education and Promotion, Health Services Administration, Nursing, Recreation Education (especially Therapeutic Recreation), Social Work, Sociology, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and Psychology.

The discipline of Disability Studies has its roots in the Independent Living movements and disability activism that grew up in the 1970s in Britain and the United States as part of the international, political movement toward increased civil rights. Read More..



Dr. Hyangmi Kim

Associate Professor, Masters Program Director - Recreation Education, Exercise Sciences and Recreation

Olivia Loksing Moy

Associate Professor, English

Esther Wilder

Professor, Sociology