Staff Directory

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Photo of Erin Benson Erin Benson Director of the Disability Resource Center

As the Director of the Disability Resource Center, Erin leads the university’s commitment to educate and serve students with disabilities, ensuring equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation. The Disability Resource Center houses three distinct services: the Test Accommodations Office for onsite classroom testing; the Assistive Technology Lab equipped with a variety of programs designed for people with disabilities; and Alternative Media Services, which converts required printed material into accessible formats for students with reading disabilities.…

Photo of Trisha Tonge Barefield Trisha Tonge Barefield Associate Director of University Testing Services
Photo of Devin Arnold Devin Arnold Coordinator IT and Prometric Testing Services

Devin Arnold became the IT Professional Specialist for University Testing Services in July 2015. Devin joined the UTS staff as an Assistant IT Professional in 2012. Currently, Devin is the Supervisor of Testing Services for the Prometric Testing Center and in that capacity is the test center manager. The Prometric Testing Center offers a wide variety of certification and licensure exams in addition to the GRE, TOEFL, PRAXIS I, CPA and MCAT.…

Photo of Ariel Bowen Ariel Bowen Senior Test Administration Specialist

Ariel Bowen joined the UTS staff in 2018 as a Test Administration Assistant. She assists in proctoring and scoring exams. Ariel recently graduated from the University of Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies while minoring in Film Studies.

Photo of Ray Burg Ray Burg Senior Test Administration Specialist

Ray Burg joined the UTS staff as a Psychometric Assistant in 2012. Ray’s position was reclassified to Student Affairs Specialist I in 2015. As a certified Test Center Administrator (TCA), Ray proctors a variety of tests for the Prometric Testing Center as well as ensuring that a welcoming and distraction free testing facility is maintained. In addition, Ray oversees the scheduling and administration of the Residual ACT test.…

Photo of Lisa Fields Lisa Fields Coordinator, Testing Services

Lisa Fields joined the UTS staff as a Psychometric Assistant 2007. In 2012, Lisa was promoted to Student Affairs Specialist I. She was again promoted to Coordinator, Testing Services in 2014. As Coordinator of Testing Services, Lisa ensures an efficient and professional testing environment for test-takers is maintained. She oversees a wide variety of computer and paper-based exams for students of the University of Georgia and members of the community.…

Photo of Sarah Kesler Sarah Kesler Administrative Manager

Sarah Kesler joined the DRC’s staff as the Assistant to the Director in 2008. Currently, Sarah serves as the Administrative Manager for the DRC and University Testing Services. She assists the Director of the DRC with the administration of programs and services, manages various budgets within the DRC and UTS, and functions as the DRC’s Office Manager.…

Photo of Petrina King Petrina King
Photo of Tricia Mathis Tricia Mathis

Tricia Mathis joined the UTS staff as an Administrative Assistant in 2021. Prior to joining, Tricia earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from UGA and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont University.

Photo of Jackie Mitchell Jackie Mitchell Scoring and Testing Services Coordinator

Jackie Mitchell joined the UTS staff as a Psychometric Assistant in 2011. Prior to joining UTS, Jackie earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work from UGA.

Photo of Myra Yarbray Myra Yarbray Administrative Associate