Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, ’77, G-’79, & PhD ’05, was featured last week on, a  website with more than 80 million viewers worldwide. Edward Sylvan, chief executive officer of Sycamore Entertainment Group, conducted a far-ranging interview with Dr. McCaskill. In this interview, Dr. McCaskill discusses her life story, career, research on Black American Sign Language, favorite books, the person she most wants to meet for breakfast, important quotations, her thoughts on leadership, and more. interviewed President Cordano in January. Read this article. 

Dr. McCaskill is co-author, with Dr. Ceil Lucas, Dr. Joseph Hill, and Dr. Robert Bayley,  of The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL. Watch the companion videos.

Dr. McCaskill also has been named to the Alabama School for the Deaf Hall of Fame. She is one of six members of the Hall’s Class of 2022. Her selection was based on education and leadership; the other five inductees are being honored for their athletic achievements. The formal induction ceremony will be held during the summer of 2022. Congratulations, Dr. McCaskill!

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