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) provides hearing, balance, and speech and language services using client-centered and evidence-based care. The center provides our Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) students with rich experience in clinical practices and care. To meet the communication needs...

Faculty and Staff

School Director

Daniel Koo

School Director

Faculty and Staff

Nicholas Gala

Peer Debriefer

Karen Garrido-Nag

Professor

Kara Hawthorne

Assistant Professor

Daun Duvall

Program Support Specialist

Sherry Eyer

Senior Lecturer

Ryan Barlongo

Lecturer II

Michael Brecheen

Lecturer II

Lori Day
Psychology

Professor

Cheryl Wu
Psychology

Professor

SooHyun Tak

Senior Lecturer

Chizuko Tamaki

Professor

David Thornton
Audiology

Assistant Professor

Kristen Thornton

Assistant Professor

Robert Whitaker

Assistant Professor

Sarah Honigfeld

Lecturer II

Nahar Albudoor

Assistant Professor

Cara Miller
Psychology

Associate Professor

Ka-Wai Ng

Clincial Research Administrator

Sanyukta Jaiswal

Associate Professor

James McCann

Associate Professor

Amanda Goldman

Research Assistant

Ishara Ramkissoon

Associate Professor

Katelyn Fulmore

Research Assistant

Kathryn Wagner
Psychology

Assistant Professor

Shilpa Lacy
Psychology

Associate Professor

Charles Barrett

Adjunct Faculty I

Reem Mulla

Assistant Professor

Anthony DeMare

Lecturer I

Gregory Farber

Adjunct Faculty I

Benjamin Goldstein

Adjunct Faculty II

Lynette Mattiacci

Adjunct Faculty I

Mary Ross-Gray

Adjunct Faculty II

Lucas Lancaster

Clinical Educator (Audiologist)

Jessica Kuehne
Counseling

Assistant Professor

Le'Ann Solmonson

Visiting Professor

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