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.


Gallaudet University Allied Health Services

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

Daniel Koo

School Director

Karen Garrido-Nag


Kara Hawthorne

Associate Professor

Sherry Eyer

Senior Lecturer

Justen Burns

Human Services and Sciences

Head Softball Coach/Intramurals Coordinator

Lori Day



Cheryl Wu



Doris Zelaya

Assistant Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

Chizuko Tamaki


Kristen Thornton

Adjunct Faculty II

Robert Whitaker

Associate Professor

Sarah Honigfeld

Lecturer II

Nahar Albudoor

Assistant Professor

Cara Miller


Associate Professor

Ka-Wai Ng

Clinical Research Administrator

Claire Klossner


Kevin Kovacs

Human Services and Sciences

Head Men's Basketball Coach/Summer Camps Coordinator

Elizabeth Marcinkus

Clinical Manager (Audiology)

James McCann

Associate Professor

Tiffany Bridgett

Human Services and Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Tara Holcomb

Associate Psychologist

Ishara Ramkissoon

Associate Professor

Kathryn Wagner


Assistant Professor

Shilpa Lacy


Associate Professor

Reem Mulla

Assistant Professor

Jessica Kuehne


Assistant Professor

Florence Espiritu

Director, Gallaudet University Hearing and Speech Center

Gregory Farber

Extended Temporary Faculty

Meredith Burke

Arts and Humanities

Adjunct Faculty II

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