The Office of the Dean of the Faculty is dedicated to fostering a diverse and distinguished community of faculty at our university. Our goal is to provide faculty with the resources and support they need to conduct transformative research and teaching, engage across academic disciplines, and educate the next generation of leaders and innovators.

We recruit, retain, and develop faculty in a range of disciplines across our five schools: 1) Human Services and Sciences, 2) Language, Education, and Culture, 3) Arts and Humanities, 4) Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health, and 5) Civic Leadership, Business and Social Change. In addition to managing academic policies and procedures, the Dean of the Faculty is committed to establishing standards of conduct that foster a positive and respectful learning environment.

If you are a current faculty member or are considering joining our community, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about available opportunities. We look forward to working with you and supporting your research, teaching, and professional development at our university.


Self-Directed Major

Students who discover they have a highly specific career plan that requires a specific degree or a unique combination of courses may benefit from the self-directed major. The self-directed major is designed to maximize opportunities for students to tailor their education to better achieve their...

General Education

Gallaudet University welcomes students into a unique learning environment, designed for deaf scholars and those who wish to engage deeply with deaf communities. Within this context, Gallaudet's Core curriculum provides learning opportunities that support the ability to be healthy, productive agents of positive change in...

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides students with opportunities to advance their education through challenge, innovation, and community. Honors is ideal for students wishing to maximize their competitiveness for top-tier graduate programs or employers and to develop confidence and the whole-person skills needed for professional success. Honors...

Gallaudet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute

GIEI is a place where Gallaudet students can dream, try, fail, and try again – the world’s only business incubator offered in American Sign Language and English. Delivering background knowledge and experience that complements the skills and motivations of young entrepreneurs, the next generation of...

Faculty and Staff

Caroline Solomon

Dean, Faculty

Reut Beckman

Administrative Assistant

Ilaria Berteletti

Associate Professor

Mel Bowman


Laura Willey-Saunders

Dean of the Faculty

Transfer Articulation Coordinator

Bonnie Simmons

Faculty Coordinator

Miako Villanueva


General Education Director

Jennifer Nelson


Director, Honors Program

Amanda Jackson

Dean of the Faculty

Director, Financial Aid

Astrid Jones

Dean of the Faculty

Academic and Career Success Advisor

Russell Stein


Gallaudet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute Director

Brian Peet

Teacher¿s Assistant (TA)

Helen Thumann

School Director

Emilia Chukwuma

School Director

Teresa Burke

School Director

Daniel Koo

School Director


Contact Us

Dean of the Faculty

Hall Memorial Building S400


(202) 651-5000

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