Office of the Provost


The Provost, supported by the staff, leads the Division of Academic Affairs and effectively manages its resources to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the University. The Provost is committed to ensuring student success and overall institutional effectiveness through continuous assessment of outcomes and action planning based on assessment results.


The Office of the Provost is located in College Hall on the Second Floor - Suite 201.

Dr Carol Erting photo - waist up photo of white woman with chin length curly brown/gray hair, pink glasses, gauzy black/gray top and silver necklace with blue pendant


Provost, Gallaudet University


  • Ph.D., Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Q.E., Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England
  • M.A., Communicative Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • B.S., Communicative Disorders, Highest Distinction, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Short Biography

Carol J. Erting became provost of Gallaudet University on July 1, 2014. Prior to this position she served as Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Continuing Studies and International Programs, Dean of the Graduate School and Professional Programs, Chair of the Education Department, and has been a faculty member in three different departments. Dr. Erting was a member of the Gallaudet Research Institute for 15 years, serving as Director of the Culture and Communications Study Program and program chair of The Deaf Way (1989), an international conference on the history, language and culture of deaf communities.

Her ethnographic research in Deaf homes, schools, and classrooms has focused on language, culture, and literacy with interest in collaborative partnerships between researchers, teachers and caregivers. She has contributed numerous scholarly articles, chapters, and books to the literature on socialization and education in the deaf community from a cultural and linguistic perspective. From 2011-2013, Dr. Erting was Co-PI of the Gallaudet Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative investigating issues of linguistics diversity and visual teaching and learning in Gallaudet classrooms.

Leadership Team

The Provost's Leadership Team guides the academic development and direction of the institution in accordance with the University's mission. Within this page, find a listing of the senior leadership team members and the units that they manage.

Office Staff

The Provost's office staff supports the Provost in administrating the Academic Affairs unit. View the Provost's Office Staff listing on