Franklin C. Torres Ph.D.
 
Education
  • Ph.D., Capella University, Post Secondary and Adult Education, 2011
  • M.A., Gallaudet University, Deaf Education, 2002
  • B.A., Gallaudet University, (Double Major) Education and Spanish, 2000
Short Biography

Franklin C. Torres is a native of Peru and came to the United States when he was 17 years old. Dr. Torres obtained a Ph.D. in Post Secondary and Adult Education from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011.  Dr. Torres earned an MA in Deaf Education from Gallaudet in 2002, and was the recipient of the Daniel T. Cloud Award. In 2004, he received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the Gallaudet University Alumni Association.  His 2011 doctoral dissertation was entitled, "An Examination of Literacy Experiences in First Generation Deaf Latino College Students.

Dr. Torres has worked at Gallaudet since 2002. He has taught  a variety of developmental non-credit and credit courses in the English Department.   He has also taught interdisciplinary courses in the General Studies Program, including "Deaf Latino Identities and Introduction to interdisciplinary studies.  Dr. Torres has served on departmental and university faculty committees including the University Senate. Dr. Torres was a Gallaudet Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Faculty Fellow.  Dr. Torres has also been the head coach of the women's soccer team and assistant coach of the men's soccer team at Gallaudet.

In addition to continuing his education, in 2005, Dr. Torres established an organization for deaf Latinos in the DC area. Dr. Torres has served as the President of the Latino Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association of the Metropolitan DC Area, Inc.  Dr. Torres has also served as the Treasurer for the National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing and appointed as a board member.  Dr. Torres is fluent in Peruvian Sign Language (LSP), and Spanish.

Specializations

Bilingual Deaf Education; Critical Thinking Skills; Adolescent & Adult Literacy; Advocacy of Deaf Latino; Professional & Community Collaboration

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