Academics
Areas of Study

Overview

The School of Human Services and Sciences provides a dynamic learning environment committed to excellence in curriculum, research leadership, and workforce readiness.

Students engage in hands-on projects, professional mentorships, and internships that address real-world problems while immersed in a robust and highly diverse deaf culture. Graduates are prepared for careers in the fields of human services such as psychology, counseling, audiology, speech pathology or hearing, speech, and language sciences.

In advocating for systemic changes that promote equity, diversity and inclusion for all humans, the School of Human Services and Sciences has a threefold mission:

    1. Advance knowledge in human services, sciences, diversity and individual/collective well-being, through research, training, and professional practices.
    2. Prepare our students with a strong foundation in cultural awareness and knowledge as well as professional and linguistic skills necessary for advanced study and application of human development across the lifespan through interdisciplinary, multicultural, and social justice frameworks.
    3. Apply knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of life, well-being, and health of all persons, particularly those from traditionally under/unserved and marginalized communities.

Departments

Hearing and Speech Center
The Hearing and Speech Center (HSC) meets students' needs in the areas of communication, hearing, and speech or language. HSC is an equal opportunity provider that offers services to match clients and service providers in the Gallaudet community and the surrounding areas.

Faculty and Staff

School Director

Daniel Koo

Professor/School Director

Faculty and Staff

Sarah Doleac
Physical Education & Recreation

Assistant Professor/Director, Personal Discovery and Rock Climbing Programs

Karen Garrido-Nag

Professor/Department Coordinator

Kara Hawthorne

Assistant Professor/Ph.D. Program Director

Daun Duvall

Program Support Specialist

Carolyn Corbett

Professor/Summer Internship Supervisor/Project Director

Lori Day

Professor/Summer Internship Supervisor/Project Director

Deborah Schooler

Professor

Chizuko Tamaki
Audiology

Professor/Audiology Program Director

Tania Thomas-Presswood

Professor/School Psychology Program Director

David Thornton
Audiology

Assistant Professor

Kristen Thornton
Audiology

Assistant Professor

Raylene Paludneviciene

Professor/Director, Distance Education

Lawrence Pick

Professor/Clinical Program Director

Carol Riddick
Physical Education & Recreation

Professor/Program Director

Sanyukta Jaiswal

Associate Professor

James McCann

Associate Professor/SLP Director

Deborah McCaw

Professor/Undergraduate Program Director

Ishara Ramkissoon
Audiology

Associate Professor

Nicholas Gala

Peer Debriefer

Sherry Eyer
Psychology

Senior Lecturer

Cheryl Wu
Counseling

Professor/School Counseling Program Director

SooHyun Tak
Psychology

Senior Lecturer

Robert Whitaker

Assistant Professor

Sarah Honigfeld

Lecturer II

Nahar Albudoor

Assistant Professor

Cara Miller

Associate Professor/Summer Internship Supervisor

Ka-Wai Ng

Clincial Research Administrator

Jessica Kuehne
Counseling

Assistant Professor

Amanda Goldman

Research Assistant

Katelyn Fulmore

Research Assistant

Kathryn Wagner

Associate Professor/Summer Internship Supervisor

Shilpa Lacy

Associate Professor

Charles Barrett

Adjunct Faculty

Reem Mulla
Audiology

Assistant Professor

Anthony DeMare

Lecturer I

Gregory Farber

Adjunct Faculty

Benjamin Goldstein

Adjunct Faculty II

Lynette Mattiacci

Adjunct Faculty

Mary Ross-Gray

Adjunct Faculty II

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