Areas of Study


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

Khadijat Rashid

Dean, Faculty

Paige Franklin

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Curriculum, Policy, and Operations

Emilia Chukwuma

School Director

Roberta Daniels

Assistant General Education Director

Bonnie Simmons

Faculty Coordinator

Caroline Solomon

School Director

Helen Thumann

School Director

Miako Villanueva

General Education Director

Jennifer Nelson

Director, Honors Program

Daniel Koo

School Director

Lorenzo Lewis

GIEI Coordinator

Katrina Miller

Visiting Professor


Contact Us

Dean of the Faculty

Hall Memorial Building S400


(202) 651-5000

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