Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
1207 17th Avenue South, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37212
 
Phone: 615-322-8238
Email: jan.rosemergy@vanderbilt.edu
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Last Updated: August 30, 2017

Jan Rosemergy
 

Leadership Administrative Staff: Deputy Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Primary Activity Coordinators: Information/Dissemination
Community Education Director
 
Discipline(s): Communications
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Service: Jan Rosemergy has more than 30 years' experience in directing the Center's disability research and outreach communication, and in organizing and implementing continuing education activities.She has oversight of the Center's publications and website, the Center's research events and conferences, and public education activities. She provides staff support to the Director for Center governance activities. For Center researchers, she provides communication and dissemination consultation, and writing and editing services.

Vita/Bio

NAME Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D. POSITION TITLE Director of Communication and Dissemination EDUCATION/TRAINING  INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE (if applicable) YEAR(s) FIELD OF STUDY Mt. Holyoke College University of Coloroado - Boulder -- B.A. 1967 1963-1965 English with Honors University of Colorado - Boulder B.A. 1967 mmagna English University of Colorado - Boulder M.A. 1969 English University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ph.D. 1981 English           A.  Positions and Honors Positions and Employment •1967-1969              Counselor, Office of Financial Aid, University of Colorado •1969-1970              Counselor, Office of Financial Aid, University of Michigan •1971-1972              Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid, University of Michigan •1972-1973              Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid, University of Michigan 1973-1978       Academic Information Coordinator, LSA Checkpoint, Student Academic Affairs, College of Literature, Science and Arts, University of Michigan •1976-1979              Administrative Board Representative, Office of Academic Actions, College of Literature, Science and Arts, University of Michigan •1979-1997              Coordinator of Communications, Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University 1985-1994                   Adjunct Faculty, Department of English, Belmont University •1997-2003              Director of Communications and Community Relations, Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University •2003-2005              Director of Communications, Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University 2005-present   Director of Communications and Dissemination, Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University Honors •2003                    Nashville Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities-Angel Award in recognition of long-time disability advocacy 2000          Mary Jane Werthan Award for Contributions to the Advancement of Women at Vanderbilt University 1998          Leadership Development Forum, Vanderbilt University 1997          Tennessee Disability Coalition Annual Media Award, Judges' Choice •1995        Nashville Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities Media/Communications Award •1993        John F. Kennedy Center First Annual Director's Award •1990        Vanderbilt University Opportunity Development Center recognition of exemplary effort in support of affirmative action and equal opportunity •1988        Middle Tennessee TASH Award for Excellence in Media 1984          Nashville Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities-Service Award Other Experience/Professional Memberships 2001-2003       Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Board Member 1996-1998       University Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities 1988-1994       Vanderbilt University Equal Access Committee, Chair of Public Relations Committee (1992-93), Chair of Diversity Committee (1993-94) Community Service Activities 2002-present   Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities: Member, Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Planning and Policy Council; Member, Region 4 (Davidson Co.) Council 2002-03, 2003-04        Tennessee Disability Mega Conference, Member, Public Relations Committee 2001-present   Nashville Week of the Young Child Planning Committee (chair 2001-02, co-chair 2002-03) 2000-2003                   Tennessee Disability Training Network Member 1992-2003       Kids on the Block of Middle Tennessee Board Member, President (1992-93), Chair of Marketing Committee (1993-94) 2000-2002       Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools-Education Disability Advisory Committee Member 1993-1995       Tennessee Disability Coalition Public Awareness Advisory Board 1989-1990       The Arc of Tennessee, Member of Public Awareness Committee 1986-1991       Outlook Nashville Board of Directors, Chair of Marketing Committee (1989-1990), Chair of Program Committee (1991, 1988) 1986, 1983      Tennessee Department of Human Services and Governor's Task Force on Day Care, Member of Public Information Development Team; Member of Title XX Evaluation Panel 1983-1985       State of Tennessee Health Child Initiative: Member of Public Information Development Team 1982-1986       Metropolitan Nashville Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, Chair of Disability Awareness Week (1985, 1984) B. Grant Support Ongoing Grant Support 7/1/05-present             Breaking Ground Newsletter, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilties Completed Grant Support 1994-2001                   Breaking Ground Newsletter, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilties 1997-2001      Tennessee Disability Referral and Information Office, Tennessee Council on Developmental                         Disabilities 9/1/2000-1/31/2002  Family Support Model Demonstration Project, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Subcontract with Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities for Family Pathfinder Website