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Areas of Study

Overview

The School of Language, Education, and Culture is committed to providing education and professional preparation in an interdisciplinary learning environment. We ensure curricular excellence and research leadership, so graduates of our programs impact the communities they will serve throughout their careers.

  • Students in our programs train to be leaders in their fields and increase the global number of deaf and hard of hearing professionals solving global challenges.
  • Become a teacher of English, American Sign Language, Spanish, with an emphasis on bilingual education.
  • Degrees available in international development, teaching, writing, interpreting, linguistics, and more.
  • Technologically rich environment so you are fully prepared to interact in advanced professional settings.
  • Collaborative learning, research, internships, and studying abroad opportunities.

The English Language Institute offers the only officially credited English as a Second Language program for deaf students in the United States.

Areas of Study

Undergraduate

Graduate

Online Degree and Certification

Departments

English Language Institute
The English Language Institute (ELI), a unit under the School of Language, Education, and Culture, provides an English as a Second Language program for American and international deaf and hard of hearing students. Bilingual instruction in both American Sign Language and written English provides a...

Faculty and Staff

School Director

Helen Thumann

School Director

Faculty and Staff

Gemma Gabor

Lecturer II

Deanna Gagne
Linguistics

Assistant Professor

Simon Guteng
Education

Associate Professor

Roberto Herrera

Associate Professor

Amanda Holzrichter

Associate Professor

Christi Batamula
Education

Associate Professor

Richard Cornish

Lecturer II

Felicia Williams

Lecturer II

Catherine Krammer

Senior Adjunct

Pamela Wright

Lecturer II

Gregoire Youbara

Instructor

Franklin Torres

Associate Professor

Umar Tukur

Lecturer I

Martreece Watson
English

Associate Professor

Miguel Ramirez
English

Assistant Professor

Oscar Ocuto
Education

Assistant Professor

Sharon Pajka
English

Professor

Pilar Pinar

Professor

Leslie Rach
English

Professor

Curtis Radford

Senior Adjunct

Jennifer Nelson
English

Director Honors Program

Onudeah Nicolarakis
Education

Assistant Professor

Dae-Kun Kim
English

Assistant Professor

Tammy Kinsler

Program Support Specialist

Bobbie Kite
Education

Associate Professor

Ryan Lepic
Linguistics

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Martinez

Lecturer II

Robin Massey

American Sign Language Educator

Gaurav Mathur
Linguistics

Associate Professor

Stephanie Roche

Program Support Specialist

Anita Harding

Lecturer II

Margie English

Lecturer II

Rhea Morgenstern

Senior Lecturer

Dion Williams

Adjunct Faculty I

Amy Lindley

Coordinator DETI

Timothy Miller

MASLED Assistant

Dolphia Butler
English

Instructor

Theodore Horton-Billard

Student Support Specialist

Raychelle Harris

Senior Adjunct

Nena Neild

Accreditation Coordinator

Christina Healy

Adjunct Faculty II

Geo Kartheiser

Adjunct Faculty II

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