Our Deaf Studies program allows students to be at the forefront of research and exploration for the deaf and hard of hearing community. A diverse, well-published faculty ensures students enter the social and cultural climate of the deaf community with confidence and the tools to advance the world’s understanding of human diversity. Students will build a foundation in the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects of the deaf community to prepare for careers in deaf education, linguistics, interpretation, sociology, or social work.


Deaf Studies Digital Journal

The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a peer-reviewed, digital journal in American Sign Language and English text, dedicated to advancing the cultural, creative, and critical output of work in and about sign languages and its communities in the form of scholarly video articles, original...


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Teresa Burke

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Tawny Hlibok

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H-Dirksen Bauman


Gene Mirus


Octavian Robinson

Associate Professor

Joseph Murray


Genie Gertz


Erin Moriarty

Associate Professor

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