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Instructor and Program Director for Disability Services

Education

  • B.S Ed. – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2001; Major: Deaf Education
  • M. Ed. – University of Pittsburgh, 2005; Major: Deaf Education
  • Currently a doctoral candidate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Degree program: Curriculum and Instruction (ABD)

Certifications

  • Certified Educator of the Deaf
  • Reading Specialist
  • Special Education

Professional Interests

  • Literacy Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Self-advocacy Development
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • English as a Second Language Development

Teaching Areas

  • EDEX 493 Internship (Disability Services Program)
  • EDHL 114 Introduction to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
  • EDHL 115 Introduction to American Sign Language
  • EDHL 215 Intermediate American Sign Language
  • EDHL 307 Speech for persons with Hearing Loss
  • EDHL 314 Deaf Culture
  • EDHL 317 Sign Language in Educational Settings
  • EDHL 329 Teaching Collaborative Practicum I
  • EDHL 330 Teaching Collaborative Practicum II
  • EDHL 360 General Methods for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • EDHL 415 ASL Pedagogy
  • EDHL 417 Advanced American Sign Language
  • EDHL 451 Reading for Deaf/ Hard of Hearing and English Language Learners
  • EDHL 465 Parent-Preschool Programs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • EDUC 242 Pre-Student Teaching I
  • EDUC 342 Pre-Student Teaching II
  • EDUC 421 Supervision of Student Teachers
  • EDUC 441 Supervision of Student Teachers

Awards

Ray Coppler Award - October 2013 - for exemplary contributions as an advocate for people with disabilities


  • Special Education and Clinical Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.