Class of 2020

Aisha Brandford Murdaugh

Aisha Brandford Murdaugh

Accessibility Specialist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“Mentoring means beginning with compassion, moving on to teaching, then fostering action.”

We are proud to induct Aisha Brandford Murdaugh into the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Aisha Brandford Murdaugh was born and raised in the college town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Her single mother and numerous teachers and mentors along the way demonstrated the importance of education, social justice, and the continued work of striving for equality. She has been a Special Education Teacher and Liaison at the elementary and high school levels and currently works as an Accessibility Specialist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Aisha believes strongly in working towards correcting educational injustice and promoting the reeducation of fellow educators around issues of accommodation and disability in Higher Education. She has been employed within the office of Disability Services at the University of Massachusetts for over 9 years and has served as the department representative for a number of campus committees and initiatives, working to address issues of disability and equity within the University community.