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Counseling and Psychological Services

The Counseling and Psychological Services' (CAPS's) mission of service, training, and advocacy focuses on the mental health needs of Gallaudet students and the deaf community.


Lauri Rush, Psy.D.

Associate Director:
William Kachman, Ph.D.

Kellogg Conference Hotel (KCH) 3202

(202) 250-2300 (videophone)
(202) 651-6080 (tty)
(202) 651-6080 (voice)
(202) 651-6085 (fax)


Academic Programs and Departments

Counseling Department

The Department of Counseling at Gallaudet University offers graduate programs for deaf and hard of hearing, and hearing students. Programs include M.A. degrees in mental health counseling and school counseling. A summers and online option is available in school counseling.


Chair: Dr. Kendra Smith
Contact: Mr. David Spillers

Fowler Hall (FH) 107

(202) 618-6852 (videophone)
(202) 651-5515 (voice)
(202) 651-5657 (fax)


Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center

The Deaf Health and Quality of Life Center's mission is to conduct research linking accessibility to health outcomes among individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar


Hall Memorial Building, E150

(202) 750-2257  (videophone)

Academic Programs and Departments

Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre

The Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre (ACT) provides a quality bilingual, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education with a focus on art, communication studies, and theatre. Major programs prepare students to be creative problem-solvers, dynamic leaders, effective communicators, and innovative artists affecting positive social change.


Dr. Stephen Weiner, Acting Chair

Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 1112

Communication Studies and,
Art and Media Design
Ms. Patricia Hill
(202) 651-5420 (voice)

Theatre Arts
Ms. Juanita Cebe
(202) 651-5501 (voice)