Dr. Mounty came to Gallaudet University in 1996 as the first deaf woman to hold the Powrie Vaux Doctor Chair of Deaf Studies. She subsequently was the director of the Center for ASL Literacy (CASLL) and a research scientist with the Center for ASL and English Bilingual Education and Research (CAEBER) before assuming oversight of Field Education for the Department of Social Work in January 2011. Prior to coming to Gallaudet, Dr. Mounty was a teacher and program administrator in several education and human service settings serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals, an instructor at Boston University, a research scientist at Educational Testing Services, and an associate professor at what is now McDaniel College. Her publications include Assessing Deaf Adults: Critical Issues in Testing and Evaluation
(Gallauet University Press, 2005). In addition to her work at Gallaudet, Dr. Mounty maintains a private psychotherapy practice.
Testing and access to professional licensure and certification for deaf and hard of hearing professionals, bilingual language development in the deaf and hard of hearing population, and the impact on biopsychosocial development and mental health throughout the life course of adoption, language deprivation, and various kinds of trauma.