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Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Dr. Jeremy L. Brunson holds master’s degrees in Justice & Social Inquiry and Sociology from Arizona State University and Syracuse University, respectively. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in Disability Studies from Syracuse University where he also earned his doctorate in Sociology. Currently Dr. Brunson is the Executive Director of the Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Gallaudet University where he has previously held the rank of Associate Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Interpreting.
Over the years, he has received awards and recognitions for his scholarship. In 2008 he was awarded the University Dissertation Award for his thesis that examined that changing nature of work of sign language interpreters as a byproduct of video relay service industry. He was also named the 2010 Irving K. Zola Emerging Scholar in Disability Studies by the Society for Disability Studies for his paper, Visually Experiencing a Phone Call: Calculated Consumer Labor Deaf People Perform to Gain Access in Video Relay Service. In 2017 he was named a Fulbright Specialist and traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. There he worked with the local deaf organization and presented to government officials on the importance of diversity and access in a democracy.
In his free time, Dr. Brunson likes to travel to other countries, sample the local cuisine, and experience true relaxation by doing absolutely nothing.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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