A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Interim Provost:Dr. Jeffrey W. Lewis
Contact: Nicole Bradford
College Hall Suite 201(202) 250-2071 (videophone)(202) 651-5085 (voice)
Each year, we ask the faculty to submit nominations for the Gallaudet University Distinguished Faculty
Award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies the stature of the entire university faculty.
The individual chosen will be honored at Commencement, and will be asked to give a lecture
or workshop to the university community during the following academic year. The name will be added to
the Distinguished Faculty Wall.
Recipients of the Distinguished University
Faculty Award(listed with name of awardee's department at time of
2020 Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, School of Arts and Humanities
2019 Dr. Daniel J. Lundberg, School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public
2018 Dr. MJ Bienvenu, Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
2017 Dr. Arlene B. Kelly, Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
2016 Dr. Kathleen S. Arnos, Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
2015 Ms. Kathryn A. Baldridge, Department of Physical Education and Recreation
2015 Dr. H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Department of ASL and Deaf Studies
2014 Dr. Beth S. Benedict, Department of Art, Communication, and Theater
2013 Dr. Caroline Solomon, Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics
2012 Dr. Dennis Galvan, Department of Psychology
2011 Dr. Joseph G. Kinner, Department of Government and History
2010 Dr. Roger Beach, Department of Counseling
2009 Dr. Barbara J. White, Department of Social Work
2008 Ms. Jean Berube, Department of Physical Education and Recreation
2007 Dr. Donna Mertens, Department of Educational Foundations and Research
2006 Dr. Laurene Simms, Department of Education
2005 Dr. Shirley Shultz-Myers, Honors Program
2004 Ms. Emilia Chukwuma, Department of Business
2003 Dr. Irene Leigh, Department of Psychology
2002 Dr. Ceil Lucas, Department of Linguistics
2001 Dr. Benjamin Bahan, Department of Deaf Studies 2000 Dr. Ann Davidson-Powell, Department of
Biology 1999 Dr. Rosemary Weller, Department of Communication Arts 1998 Dr. Sharon Barnartt
and Dr. John Christiansen, Department of Sociology 1997 Dr. Stephen Chaikind, Department of
Economics and Finance 1996 Dr. Donalda Ammons, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
1995 Dr. Barry Crouch, Department of History 1994 Dr. Catherine Anderson, Department of
Communication & Developmental Studies 1993 Dr. Janet Pray, Department of Social Work
1992 Dr. Yerker Andersson, Department of Sociology 1991 Dr. John S. Schuchman, Department of
History 1990 Dr. Mary Malzkuhn, Department of Government 1989 Dr. William J. A. Marshall,
Department of Administration and Supervision 1987 Dr. Nancy Kensicki, Department of English
1986 Dr. Anne Butler, Department of History
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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