L. Scott Lissner


L. Scott Lissner has served as the Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator and 504 Compliance Officer for The Ohio State University since January of 2000. Lissner is also an Associate of the John Glenn School of Public Policy and serves as a lecturer for the Moritz College of Law, the Knowlton School of Architecture, and Disability Studies. His teaching and public service informs his work as the university’s disability compliance officer, and energizes his role in creating seamless access to all of the university’s facilities, programs, services, and employment opportunities. 

Engaged in community and professional service, Lissner is a past President and current Public Policy Committee Chair of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), and serves on the Advisory Board for the National Center on Colleges Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) and the Boards of Directors for The Center for Disability Empowerment and VSA Ohio. Lissner has been appointed to the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, Ohio’s Help America Vote Act Committee, and the Ohio Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, and presents frequently on disability issues. Presentations include a technical assistance tour to Indonesia sponsored by the Department of State, sessions for the Association on Higher Education and Disability, the Ohio Court Administrators Association, the University of Toledo’s Law Symposium on Compliance, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and workshops on building accommodation processes at the Universities of Tokyo and Doshisha in Japan. Publications include “The Impact of the ADAAA of 2008 on Higher Education” (Thompson Publications); “Universal Design in the Institutional Setting: Weaving a Philosophy into Campus Planning” in Universal Design: From Accessibility to Zoning (edited by J. Cowley-Evans & J. Nasser, The Ohio State University, 2007); From Legal Principle to Informed Practice with J. E. Jarrow (Association on Higher Education and Disability, 2005); and “A Long View of Change,” Disability Blog, The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. 

Previously, Lissner has managed support programs and worked as a direct service provider at Longwood University, Adelphi University, and New York Institute of Technology. Lissner has Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Psychology from Rutgers University; a Masters in Counseling from City University of New York’s Hunter College; and engaged in doctoral studies and research in cognitive psychology at Adelphi University and Educational Policy at the University of Virginia (ABD).