Carol J. Erting Ph.D
  • Ph.D., American University, Cultural Anthropology, 1982
  • Q.E., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Social Anthropology, 1977
  • M.A., Northwestern University, Communicative Disorders, 1973
  • B.S., Northwestern University, Communicative Disorders: Deaf Education, 1970
Short Biography

Carol J. Erting is Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Continuing Studies and International Programs. During her career at Gallaudet University, she has served as Dean of the Graduate School and Professional Programs, chair of the Education Department, and has been a faculty member in three different departments. Dr. Erting was a member of the Gallaudet Research Institute for 15 years, serving as Director of the Culture and Communications Study Program and program chair of The Deaf Way (1989), an international conference on the history, language and culture of deaf communities. Her ethnographic research in Deaf homes, schools, and classrooms has focused on language, culture, and literacy with interest in collaborative partnerships between researchers, teachers and caregivers. She has contributed numerous scholarly articles, chapters, and books to the literature on socialization and education in the deaf community from a cultural and linguistic perspective. Dr. Erting is currently Co-PI of the Gallaudet Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative investigating issues of linguistic diversity and visual teaching and learning in Gallaudet classrooms. She has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from American University, a QE in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Northwestern University in Communicative Disorders/Deaf Education.


Language and Culture, Deaf Communities; Ethnographic Educational Research: ASL/English Bilingual Education (preschool); Language, Culture and Literacy; Language Socialization - Deaf Communities; Parent-Child Interaction

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