Carolyn A. Corbett, Ph.D. worked at Gallaudet University since 1988. She was first employed as a psychologist in the University Counseling Center. In 1993, she joined the faculty of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Corbett's dissertation research was on factors which influenced retention and academic persistence of African American Deaf college students. Her current research interests are in the areas of mental health issues of minority deaf individuals, appropriate psychological assessment of minority Deaf clients, and ethical issues important when conducting research in small communities. Dr. Corbett's research team has projects including high risk behaviors in Deaf adolescents, emotional experiences of Deaf college students, HIV/AIDS in the Deaf community and resiliency in Deaf trauma survivors.