Dr. John B. Christiansen
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside, 1976
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1972
  • M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching), Antioch College, 1970
  • B.S., Sociology, Carroll College (Wisconsin), 1968
Short Biography

Dr. John Christiansen was granted emeritus status at the May 2011 Commencement.  He was a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Gallaudet since 1977 and retired in August, 2010.  He  taught a variety of courses over the years, has written three books and many journal articles, and has made dozens of professional presentations. One book, co-authored with Dr. Sharon Barnartt in the Sociology Department, is entitled Deaf President Now!: The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University, and the other, co-authored with Dr. Irene Leigh in the Psychology Department, is Cochlear Implants in Children: Ethics and Choices.  His newest book is entitled, REFLECTIONS:  My Life in the Deaf and Hearing Worlds.

Dr. Christiansen served as the Chairperson of the department (as well as the former Department of Sociology and Social Work) for more than a decade, and was named a Distinguished University Faculty Member in 1998. 

Now enjoying retirement,  Dr. Christiansen can usually be found on his bicycle.

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