Academic excellence for all

We lead the academic vision and mission at Gallaudet University. Our office is committed to providing a world-class education and research experience for all of our students. We strive to create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that empowers each student to reach their full potential.

In addition to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our work, we are dedicated to advancing academic excellence and innovation at every level. We oversee the development and implementation of academic programs and policies, and are proud to offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across five schools.

As a member of the Gallaudet community, you can expect our full support in achieving your academic and professional goals. Our office works closely with faculty, staff, and students to ensure that all of our programs and initiatives align with our values and goals. We look forward to working with you and supporting you on your journey.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center was created to address the gap between children who have experienced trauma and the mental health services they deserve. Addressing trauma among underserved deaf and hard of hearing children. Making a way for new innovations, treatment,...

Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)

The National Science Foundation of Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) advances knowledge on how human higher cognition is realized through vision. Our groundbreaking research and translation labs seek to determine the effects of visual processes, visual language, and social...


Meet the Team

Khadijat Rashid


Paige Franklin

Interim Dean of Faculty

Beth Gibbons

Associate Dean, Graduate Education

Caroline Pezzarossi

Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Certification

Jennifer Powers

Operations Director

Charles Reilly

Executive Director, International Affairs

Tami Santimyer

Director, Graduate Enrollment

Amanda Mueller

Gallaudet in Nigeria-Africa Manager

Amy Malm

Associate Dean, University Library and Museum

Robert Sanchez

Interim Dean, Academic and Career Success

Allison Rice

Director, Center for Continuing Education

Helen Thumann


School Director

Caroline Solomon


School Director

Emilia Chukwuma


School Director

Khadijat Rashid


Daniel Koo


School Director

Lindsay Buchko

Director, Institutional Research

Contact Us

Academic Affairs

College Hall 201

(202) 250-2071

(202) 651-5085

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