Allison Polk

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Institutional Advancement

202/250-2532 (videophone)


Dr. Polk leads the corporate and foundation relations team, focusing on creating and strengthening partnerships. Her specialty is strategic storytelling and its power to engage people in the greater narrative of Gallaudet and the impact its faculty, staff, and graduates have on the world. 

Dr. Polk came to the Office of Development in 2012 after spending time as a communications specialist in the private sector. She also previously served as a Presidential Fellow, teaching in Gallaudet's Department of English.

  • BA, Gallaudet University, English
  • MFA, Goddard College, Creative Writing
  • PhD, the George Washington University, English

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Allison Polk


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