Patrick Boudreault

Research Scientist

Technology Access Program

202-558-2271 (videophone)


Credentials: Ph.D.

Dr. Boudreault is a Research Scientist at Gallaudet University. He is a native user of Langue des Signes Québécoise and is also fluent in American Sign Language, English, and French. Boudreault earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Manitoba at Winnipeg, a M.Sc. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University, and a B.A. degree in Linguistics from Université du Québec à Montréal. With over two decades of experience, he has made significant contributions to the fields of sign language teaching and Deaf Studies in both Canada and the United States. He is currently the director of the Gesture Literacy Knowledge Studio and Executive Editor of Deaf Studies Digital Journal, a multilingual and multimodal academic publication.


Dr. Boudreault has established a reputation for his collaborative efforts with scholars on a diverse array of research topics, all centrally related to the Deaf community and sign language.


His primary areas of interest are comprehensive. They include sign language translation, gestures, Deaf Interpreter, communication strategies for linguistically deprived and marginalized deaf populations, genetic counseling, and mental health. Dr. Boudreault His recent venture into the emerging field of automated translation through Artificial Intelligence (AI). One of the most notable works with the seminal publication of the Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, co-edited with Dr. Genie Gertz.


An advocate for Community-Participatory Based Research (CBPR), Dr. Boudreault emphasizes the necessity of inclusive research design that embraces diverse and intersectional communities, ensuring their voices and experiences are integral to the research process. Throughout his career, Dr. Boudreault continues to be a beacon of innovation and advocacy in the ongoing exploration of sign language and the enrichment of the Deaf community.

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