Dr. Alexis McKenney has been a professor for almost 24 years. Her near quarter-century of experience has seen her teach both at home and away. Alexis graduated with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Florida before returning to earn her Master of Science at the same institution. Later, the University of Georgia awarded her with a Doctorate in Education.
She specializes in recreational therapy, which has evolved into one of her passions. Her most memorable academic experiences following her graduation include bringing students abroad. Her study abroad courses are not the most conventional, with their main themes being disability, inclusion, and accessibility. Those who sign up for her classes learn about the various obstacles confronted by people with disabilities on their travels.
Dr. Alexis McKenney specifically teaches her students to advocate for those who want to travel to study abroad despite having a disability. It’s about granting equal access to all, not just the able-bodied. People with disabilities began to apply to her program: it’s a course for them, not just one about them.
For students with disabilities who want to take a module abroad, Alexis suggests visiting your school’s Disability Resource Center first. They can back up your application. After that, the student should set up an appointment with their relevant professor. They need to demonstrate their commitment to the program. Such a collaborative approach can only help their chances.
Away from academia, Dr. McKenney likes to write. She blogs about her travels, with France and Italy being two of the most enchanting countries she has explored in Europe, at any rate. Alexis is also an enthusiastic user of social media. For more of her most recent articles, check out her website Unchecked Boxes.