Paula E. Tucker is a research associate in Gallaudet University's Technology Access Program, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access. Prior to coming to TAP in 2000, Paula worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Communication Neuroscience at House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. She is an experienced educator and has taught deaf students at the junior high and high school level, both in the United States and in Israel. She has also taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Gallaudet's Department of Education. She also currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the Communication Studies Department, teaching Group Communication. Ms. Tucker is an RID Certified Sign Language Interpreter.