Dr. Davi Kallman is the incoming Director of Access Services at Tacoma Community College (TCC). Previously, she worked as Assistant Director, Access Advisor, and Awareness Coordinator for the Washington State University (WSU) Access Center. While at WSU, she used disability awareness programming to help normalize disability across the WSU system.
Dr. Kallman has been the recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy and leadership efforts. In 2021, she was awarded the 2021 Washington Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (WAPED) Achievement Award for her contribution to increasing knowledge and awareness of disability issues in education. That same year, she also received the 2021 Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award for her workin promoting human rights and social justice. In Spring of 2020 Davi received the WSU President’s Staff Leadership Award. She also has many other awards for her advocacy and teaching efforts including the the GPSA Graduate Assistant of the year award in 2019, the 2018 Graduate Women of Distinction award, the 2017 Association for Faculty Women’s Harriet B. Rigas Award, the WSU Presidential Student Leadership Award in 2015, and was also a recipient of the GPSA Student Instructor of the year award for Fall 2014.
Kallman, who is herself dyslexic, does not hesitate to challenge the status quo. She established the Disabled Student Services Task Force through the Student Government Association at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to increase awareness of the needs of students with both obvious and “hidden” disabilities, and was the driving force behind the creation of the Appreciation of Diverse Dispositions (ADD) a student driven disability advocacy organization focused on providing scholarships for university students with disabilities. Honored as UTEP’s Department of Communication’s Outstanding Student of the Year and the recipient of numerous other awards for academic excellence and service to her community. In May 2012 she received her master’s degree in Communication Theory from UTEP and received the UTEP Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student award 2011-2012 for her dedication to her students and her implementation of liberating structures in the classroom.
She is relocating to Tacoma, Washington with her husband Kyle and their four cats, Mozzy, PomPom, Ash, and Leeloo. Go Titans!