Sharon Pajka-West
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A., Gallaudet University
  • B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Short Biography

Sharon Pajka holds a Ph.D. in English Education from the University of Virginia and an MA in Deaf Education: Secondary from Gallaudet University. For her doctoral dissertation, she conducted research on the portrayals and perceptions of deaf characters in adolescent literature. In 2007, she began publishing a Blog and a quarterly newsletter on deaf characters in contemporary Young Adult literature. Along with teaching first year students, she enjoys teaching Adolescent Literature, Introduction to Literature Studies, Theories of Composition & Language Acquisition, and Vampires: Their Historical Significance in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture which made the Washington Post's list "The 15 Oddest College Courses in the D.C. Region".

About Gallaudet
Campus Photos
Clerc Center
Communications and Public Relations
Contact Us
Employment Opportunities
Fast Facts
GU Press
Make an Online Gift
Maps & Directions
Mission & Goals
Visitors Center
English Language Institute
Financial Aid
Global Education and Scholar Services
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Orientation
International Admissions
Professional Studies
Test Center
Undergraduate Admissions
Academics & Research
Undergraduate Majors and Programs
Graduate Programs
Professional Studies
Career Center
Academic Catalog & Course Info
General Studies Program
Honors Program
International Student Services
Gallaudet Research Institute
Visual Language & Visual Learning
Campus Life
Bison Shop (bookstore)
Campus Activities
Food Services
Public Safety
Residence Life and Housing
Washington, D.C.
Tools & Resources
Daily Digest
Campus Directory
Subscribe to Gallaudet Alert
Help Desk
Maps & Directions
People @ Gallaudet
Shuttle Bus Services
Gallaudet University | 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Copyright © 2014 Gallaudet University