Staff Directory

Clark Howell Hall
825 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3183 | uts@uga.edu

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Director of the Disability Resource Center UGA Student AffairsDisability Resource Center / University Testing Services
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

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 works with students to determine appropriate academic accommodations and houses the Test Accommodations Office for onsite classroom testing and Alternative Media Services, which converts required printed material into accessible formats for students with reading disabilities.

Erin has two degrees from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Public Administration and Policy. She spent most of her undergraduate years at UGA as a student disc jockey for the WUOG 90.5 radio station. Erin initially joined the staff of the Disability Resource Center in 2015 as a senior disability services coordinator and has served as director since 2018. Previously, she served more than nine years in Student Affairs at the University of North Georgia Oconee Campus, including seven years working directly with students with disabilities.

Categories: Disability Resource Center, Student Affairs Leadership Team, University Testing Services
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Associate Director of University Testing Services UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: Disability Resource Center, Sa 2025 Plan - Data Members, Sa 2025 Plan - Learning Collaborative Members, University Testing Services
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Coordinator IT and Prometric Testing Services
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183

Biographical Info

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. He provides testing and IT support for staff and students to ensure customers have the best testing experience possible. Devin also proctors placement and computer based testing. Prior to joining UTS, Devin served in the Disability Resource Center providing IT support for students and staff. Devin earned his Associate of Science degree in Network Specialist from Athens Technical College.

Categories: Sa 2025 Plan - Information Technology Members, University Testing Services
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Testing Services Coordinator UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183
Categories: University Testing Services
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Senior Test Administration Specialist
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183

Biographical Info

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. Prior to joining UTS, Ray served as an Educational Program Specialist at the Disability Resource Center.

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Test Administration Assistant UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Work Phone: 706-542-3183
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Administrative Manager
Work 114 Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-8719

Biographical Info

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. Before joining the DRC, Sarah earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting from Athens Technical College and worked in UGA’s Accounts Payable Department. Prior to her career at UGA, Sarah worked in private accounting.

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University Testing Services
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183
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Senior Test Administration Specialist UGA Student AffairsUniversity Testing Services
Home Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183
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Scoring and Testing Services Coordinator
Work Clark Howell Hall Athens GA 30602 Work Phone: 706-542-3183

Biographical Info

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.

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