Mid-South ACT Staff

Director Lavonnie Perry Claybon, Ph.D.
Speech Language Pathologist Mary Washington, M.A., CCC-SLP
Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Specialist Carol Hunter, M.P.S., zchunter@memphis.edu 
Office Associate Carol Wright  cbwrght3@memphis.edu
Music Therapist act@memphis.edu
Physical Therapist act@memphis.edu
Occupational Therapist act@memphis.edu
Graduate Assistants act@memphis.edu 
Volunteers Mutaz Bawaneh, Sylvia Jones


Lavonnie Perry Claybon, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor and the Director of the Mid-South Access Center for Technology at The University of Memphis where she is responsible for implementing, coordinating, and evaluating a comprehensive Assistive Technology program that provides services to individuals of all ages with disabilities. She and her clinical and rehabilitation staff also help train teachers to differentiate instruction for students with disabilities in an inclusive classroom environment in traditional and online classrooms. For over 32 years, Dr. Perry Claybon has worked as an expert in the fields of education, human development, budgetary management, assistive technology, and professional development and training. She has presented at local and national conferences in her various fields of experience. Dr. Perry Claybon has taught and continues to teach land-based and online classes with focal points on education technology, teacher education, research, and learning disabilities for the University of Memphis,  and she taught online courses at Drexel University for thirteen years. She also taught in the Education and Human Development/Educational Technology Leadership department's graduate online program at George Washington University.

Mary Washington, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience in various settings, including public schools, hospitals, clinics, and early intervention. She maintains a professional membership in the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Special Interest Division 12, Augmentative-Alternative Communication. Ms. Washington earned her Bachelor of Science Education and Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Memphis.

Carol Hunter