Jenny Gustafson, MEd

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-936-7075
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 04, 2019


Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Residential Director, Next Steps at Vanderbilt
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Education: B.B.A., Lambuth University, 2002
M.Div., Vanderbilt University, 2005
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, 2007


Jenny Gustafson works together with the residential staff at Vanderbilt to coordinate our residential expansion on campus. She also develops off-campus housing options for Next Steps students with various members of the Nashville community. For Jenny, expanding opportunities for Next Steps students-and all people with disabilities-to live as independently as possible is a principal value and crucial goal.

A native of Jackson, Tennessee, Jenny earned M.Div. and M.Ed. degrees from Vanderbilt University. She then worked as a behavior analyst in school, home, and community-based settings with children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavior disorders. Prior to returning to Vanderbilt to work, she was the Education Series Director for Autism TN and the Executive Director of a private residence for adults with disabilities for five years.