Mr. Alexander Quaynor was born in Nigeria, West Africa by Ghanaian expatriates. He graduated from Gallaudet University in 1975 with a degree in Sociology. Subsequently, he obtained a Master's degree in Deaf education from Western Maryland College (now renamed McDaniel College) in 1983. He started his professional career at Gallaudet College as a teacher aide then as a head teacher in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program which was sponsored by the College of Continuing Education. Also, he worked as a departmental assistant in the School of Preparatory Studies' English Department, as an adjunct instructor at Kendal Demonstration Elementary School and at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, and as a research assistant in the Center for Assessment and Demographic Studies. He was one of a group of pioneer teachers who were hired in 1988 to teach full time at the ELI. He has continued to serve ELI in various roles as an administrator and instructor. He is presently the coordinator of the ELI tutorial program. His hobbies are reading, traveling, and watching international movies that depict cultural mores of different countries.