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At the request of faculty leadership and with the full support of President Roberta J. Cordano and Interim Provost Jeff Lewis, Dr. Khadijat K. Rashid, ’90, who has served as Interim Dean of the Faculty since April 2020, has had the Interim designation removed. Dr. Rashid is now Dean of the Faculty.
During her three decades as a Gallaudet employee, Dr. Rashid has served in various roles, including Chair of the Department of Business (2007-2010), Chair of the University Faculty (2013-2016), and Dean of the School of Education, Business and Human Services (SEBHS) (2017-2020). She has had various leadership roles both on campus and in the United States government, including serving as a White House Fellow (2010-2011). During her time as SEBHS Dean, she oversaw eight departments which were primarily accredited professional and graduate programs. She has also published and presented on topics as varied as African economies, the relationship between deaf people and interpreters, and the impact of cochlear implants on deaf people. In addition to book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, she was co-editor of Citizenship, Politics, Difference, published in 2015.
Congratulations, Dean Rashid!
Dr. Nancy E. Kensicki, a long-time faculty member at Gallaudet University, passed away on April 16, 2022 in Bowie, Maryland. She was 83 years old. Dr. Kensicki taught English from 1967 to 2004, and served multiple terms as chair of the Department of English. She was involved in the faculty governance system and advised student...
Kathryn P. Meadow Orlans, an internationally renowned scholar and researcher, passed away on April 16, 2022, at age 92. She was a research professor at Gallaudet from 1975 to 1997, and was named professor emerita after her retirement. During her time at Gallaudet, Dr. Meadow Orlans published numerous scholarly articles and books including Deafness and...
Watch the official news release in American Sign Language. The United States Department of Education, through its Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), has awarded $2.1 million to Elizabeth Schniedewind, ’90 & G-’92, clinical associate professor for sign language interpreting at Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho. The grant funds will support ISU and Gallaudet University in...
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