Provost's Profile

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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


Carol J. Erting became provost of Gallaudet University on July 1, 2014. Prior to her 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.