Prof. Eduardo Ledesma, recipient of 2023 Karen Wold Level the Learning Field Award (DRES)


Prof. Eduardo Ledesma has been selected the recipient of the 2023 Karen Wold Level the Learning Field Award by the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). The Karen Wold Level the Learning Field Award was created in memory of Karen Wold, an access specialist at DRES who spent her career fully engaged with her students and their faculty members to find solutions to academic challenges so that the learning field would be more level and accessible. Karen’s work enabled the students she supported to have transformational learning experiences at Illinois and the faculty to gain knowledge and perspectives in supporting their students with disabilities.

The purpose of the award is to identify exemplary members of the Illinois faculty and staff for advocating and/or implementing instructional strategies, technologies, and disability-related accommodations which afford students with disabilities equal access to academic resources and curricula.