Brandi Darensbourg Levingston, Ph.D., CRC is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services at the University of North Texas. Dr. Levingston received her doctoral degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling, from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and her master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2004. She has extensive experience as an educator and service provider for individuals with disabilities. She previously served as the Program Director for the UNT ELEVAR Inclusive Post-Secondary Program for students with intellectual disabilities. She was also employed as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with college students with disabilities for the state of Texas and worked at the University of Texas at Austin in the Student Emergency Services Office. Dr. Levingston’s professional interests include: cultural competence, emergency preparedness of people with disabilities, psychosocial aspects of disability, students with disabilities in postsecondary education, and employment of persons with disabilities, specifically people with blindness or visual-impairments.