Each year, the university confers the title "Emeritus" on qualified faculty who have been selected by the faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees and approved by the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. President Cordano announced that the following individuals had been awarded Dean and Professor Emeritae status and were formally recognized during Gallaudet's 151st Annual Commencement on May 17, 2019.

DEAN EMERITUS

  • Dr. Isaac Agboola, (posthumously), School of Education, Business, and Human Services

PROFESSOR EMERITI

  • Dr. Jane Dillehay, Department of Biology
  • Dr. Janice D. M. Mitchell, Department of World Languages and Cultures
  • Dr. Donald Moores, Department of Education
  • Dr. Ava Morrow, Department of Biology
  • Dr. William Moses (posthumously), Department of Theatre Arts
  • Mr. William Sloboda, Department of Business
  • Dr. Charlene Sorenson, Department of Chemistry

Nomination Procedure

Each nominee for emeritus status must have 15 or more years of distinguished service as a faculty member, and must have retired within the last ten years. Faculty members who have announced their plans to retire before or during the 2020-2021 academic year may be nominated this year. 

Supporting material for each nomination must include:

  • a completed nomination for 2022,
  • supporting letter from the nominee's department as a whole, describing why the nominee should be awarded Professor Emeritus status,
  • documented evidence of achievements and his/her impact on students, colleagues, and deaf and hard of hearing people generally, and
  • curriculum vitae, or information that would ordinarily be included in a curriculum vitae.

Additional letters of support from individual department members, from faculty in other departments, from other members of the university community, or from people outside the university are welcome.

The deadline for receipt of nominations for 2021 was Friday, November 1, 2019. Nominations for 2022 are being accepted, with a deadline date of Friday, October 30, 2020.

Questions
Please email the  Office of the Provost, or call 202-250-2071 videophone.