Jane Frances Kelleher Fernandes was my introduction to the deaf community in 1985--22 years after I lost my hearing. Then, as now, she is an impressive, warm, exuberantly inquisitive, gutsy, and intelligent woman. She had, in those days, a hearty, head-thrown-back laugh with which she greeted all the insults and stupidities the hearing world visits upon the deaf. I hope she can still use it against the insults and stupidities the deaf now are visiting upon her. Although she has been deaf from infancy and has accomplished everything in her c.v. as a deaf person, the protesters today say she is not deaf enough. According to their criteria, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet would not qualify these days for the presidency of the institution he founded.
They can't say, however, that she's not bright enough. Here is Jane's curriculum vitae, minus a couple of things--she can read and write Italian, too..."Fortuna aiuta gli audaci"...you rock, Jane:
Curriculum Vitae - Jane K. Fernandes
* Ph.D., The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Comparative Literature 1986
* M.A., The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Comparative Literature 1980
* B.A., Trinity College (Connecticut), French and Comparative Literature 1978
* Dissertation: Literature by Deaf Iowans: Linguistic Form and Social Function, 1986; Advisor: Alan F. Nagel
* Louisiana State University Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education. Certificate: Emergency Response to Domestic and Biological Incidents: Operations Level. January 30, 2003
* Department of Justice and Office for Domestic Preparedness Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center. Certificate: Preparing for and Responding to Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction. March 18-20, 2003
* Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., American Sign Language and Linguistics courses, Summers 1981 and 1982
* National Theatre of the Deaf Professional Summer School, Waterford, Connecticut, Summer 1982
* St. Paul Technical-Vocational Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota, American Sign Language courses, Summer 1981
* Trinity College, Cassis, France, French literature, Summer 1977
* Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, French language and literature, Summer 1976
* Provost, Gallaudet University, 2000-present
* Vice President, Gallaudet University, 1995-2000
* Administrator, Hawaii Center for Deaf & Blind, 1990-1995
* Coordinator, Interpreter Training Program, University of Hawaii at Kapiolani Community College, 1988-1990
* Chair, Sign Communication Department, Gallaudet University, 1987
* Acting Director, ASL Programs, Northeastern University, 1986-87
Selected University Teaching and Academic Administrative Experience
Provost: Reports to President. Responsible for the academic programs and academic support components of all units in the division of Academic Affairs and a total budget of $83,200,000. Current student enrollment: 1,274 undergraduate students; 446 graduate students; 173 professional studies students; 141 elementary students and 226 high school students. University faculty total 230; Clerc Center teachers total 60; 440 staff members in all units of Academic Affairs. Direct reports: Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Technologies; Dean, Graduate School and Professional Programs; Dean, Student Affairs; Dean, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center; Executive Director, Office of Enrollment Services; Executive Director, University Library; Executive Director, Academic Technology; Director, Honors Program. Chair, Crisis Management Team. Senior administrator in charge in president’s absence.
As Vice President of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center I reported to the President. I was responsible for a total budget of approximately $28,000,000. I provided leadership to the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and their national mission to develop, evaluate and disseminate innovative curricula, materials and teaching strategies to schools and programs serving deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the nation. A National Mission Advisory Panel (N-MAP) was convened. National mission efforts were focused on three priorities: literacy, transition, and family involvement. Working closely with the Clerc Center management team, we developed an innovative national mission project management system for working collaboratively with schools and programs throughout the nation. Financial and human resources were directed toward national mission projects at each stage of their development, evaluation and dissemination. We strengthened dissemination mechanisms by utilizing the Gallaudet University Regional Centers to conduct training programs. Last year, more than 450 schools throughout the United States adopted the Clerc Center’s innovative curriculum, materials, and programs. I have contributed to numerous projects of national significance, all of which were collaborative efforts. Selected examples include the Shared Reading Project (with Mr. Dave Schleper), the Families Count! Project (with Ms. Leslie Page), and the Cochlear Implant Education Center (with Ms. Debra Nussbaum).
As Administrator of the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind I was a member of the State Department of Education Superintendent’s staff. My total budget was approximately $2.5 million. I worked together with teachers, parents, staff, students and community members to plan strategically for the future. Our work resulted in a document, In Search of a Brighter Tomorrow, the implementation of which included the establishment of a new preschool modeled on best teaching and learning practices, a curriculum centered on literacy development in all grades and age levels, theme-based instruction, and a new and statewide program of triennial evaluation, outreach and technical assistance. Working in close partnership with local community members and invited experts from the U.S. Mainland, the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind was transformed into a vibrant statewide resource to support innovative teaching and learning strategies for all of the state’s deaf, blind and deaf-blind children and youth. The Center is thriving today.
As Coordinator of the University of Hawaii’s Interpreter Training Program at Kapiolani Community College, I founded the permanent program to teach hearing people to become American Sign Language/English interpreters. Working with local community experts and invited experts from the U.S. Mainland, we developed a two-year curriculum to teach American Sign Language and Interpreting skills to hearing students desiring to work as interpreters. All members of the initial student cohort became certified interpreters, many of whom are still interpreting today.
Department Chairperson, Department of Sign Communication, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, June – December, 1987
Acting Director, American Sign Language Program, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986-87
Supplementary Teaching Experience
* Adjunct Faculty, Department of Special Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Spring 1995
* Instructor, Hawaii Department of Education, Signing for Educational Assistants Seminar, Islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawai’i, 1990
* Teaching Assistant, Program in Comparative Literature, Departments of Speech Pathology and Audiology and English, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1984-86
* Research Assistant, Program in Comparative Literature, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979-84
* Educational Aide, Iowa City Public Schools, 1981-84
* Instructor, Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1982
* Areas of Teaching Competence and Courses Taught:
* American Sign Language, American Sign Language/English Interpretation, Deaf literature, American Sign Language literature, Introduction to Deaf Education, Introduction to World Literature
* Workshops and In-service Training Sessions Conducted:
* American Sign Language Skill Building, Interpreter Skill Building, Language and Communication Issues in Deaf Education, Issues in Literacy of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, American Sign Language
AWARDS AND HONORS
* 2001: Alumni Fellow, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The University of Iowa
* 1993: Alice Cogswell Award, Gallaudet University Alumni Association, Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund for the Cultural Advancement of the Deaf Community
* 1990: Outstanding Woman in Communication, Hawaii Headliners, Women in Communications, Inc.
* 1987: Distinguished Service Award, Iowa Association of the Deaf
* 1986: Philip G. Hubbard Human Rights Award, The University of Iowa Committee on Human Rights
* 1984: Graduate Fellowship, Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Third Runner-up, Miss Deaf America
First Runner-up, International Deaf Woman of the Year, Quota Club International
* 1983: Graduate Fellowship, Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Stokoe Scholarship, National Association of the Deaf
Braverman Award, Iowa Foundation
Outstanding Disabled Student, Citizen’s Committee
Miss Deaf Iowa, Iowa Association of the Deaf
* 1982: Graduate Fellowship, Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Rehabilitation Award, Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity
DeCairano Fencing Trophy, National Theatre of the Deaf
* 1981: Rehabilitation Award, Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity
Mallory Disability Award, Easter Seals Society of Iowa
Abt Honor Award, Alexander Graham Bell Association
* 1980: Braverman Award, Iowa Foundation
* 1978: Comparative Literature Book Prize, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Underwood Memorial Poetry Prize, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
* 1977: Underwood Memorial Poetry Prize, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Major Books, Periodicals and Reports
* The Case for a Deaf Child’s Constitutional Right to Communication, (co-author with Mr. Larry Siegel), in development.
* Signs of Eloquence: A Study of Deaf American Public Address, (co-author with James J. Fernandes), DawnSignPress, forthcoming under book contract.
* Towards an Inclusive Deaf University: Achieving Equitable Outcomes for All Students: Action Plans for Gallaudet University Strategic Goals #1 and #5, (with Judy Berglund, MJ Bienvenu, Jeffrey Hardison, Frances E. Kendall, Carolyn McCaskill, Jane Norman, and Leslie Page), Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, January 2006.
* Keys to English Print, special issue of Odyssey, Contributing Editor, Fall 2003.
* Deaf Education Today, A State of Emergency, A Sharing Ideas Paper, Gallaudet University Pre-College National Mission Programs, Washington, DC, 1997.
* The National Mission Plan, principal author and facilitator, the strategic plan for Pre-College National Mission Programs at Gallaudet University, 1996.
* In Search of a Brighter Tomorrow, principal author and facilitator, the Strategic Plan of the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind, Office of Instructional Services, Department of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1993-98.
* Guidelines to Educational Programs and Services, Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind, Office of Instructional Services, Department of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1992.
Selected Articles and Chapters
* Literacy: Pieces of a Successful Program, Missouri Innovations in Education, September 2003, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 10-11.
* Literacy in a Nine-Piece Program: Applications at Home, Odyssey, Summer 2000, pp. 4-5.
* Cochlear Implant Technology, Odyssey, Winter 2000, pp. 17-19.
* From Dinosaurs to Light Bulbs: Collaboration for Progress in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, SDAD News, a publication of the South Dakota Association of the Deaf, Winter 2000, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 24-26.
* Closing Remarks: Addressing the Gap between Research and Teaching Practice, Proceedings. Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in the Fields of Learning Disabilities and Deafness, Harry Markowicz and Cristina Berdichevsky, eds., Gallaudet University College for Continuing Education, Washington, DC, 1998, pp. 189-192.
* The Biggest Puzzle in Nine Important Pieces, Perspectives in Education and Deafness, Spring 1999, pp. 189-92.
* Restructuring Deaf Education, Preview, Winter 1996-97, pp. 1-8.
* A New National Mission, Preview, Spring 1996, pp. 1-8.
* Reaching Out: An Interview with the New Vice President for Pre-College National Mission Programs, Preview, Fall 1995, pp. 1-4.
* Signs of Eloquence: Selections from Deaf American Public Address, (second author with James J. Fernandes) in Readings in the Language, Culture, History and Arts of Deaf People: Selected Papers from the Deaf Way Conference, Gallaudet University Press, Washington, DC, 1994.
* The World According to (the) Deaf: The Place of ASL Literature in a Comprehensive Deaf Studies Curriculum, (primary author with James J. Fernandes), Proceedings of the Deaf Students for Educators National Conference , Gallaudet University Press, Washington, DC, 1992.
* Homer’s Odyssey and the Deaf Community in Iowa, article in program of Hancher Auditorium in conjunction with the National Theatre of the Deaf’s performance of The Odyssey in Iowa City, Iowa, 1990.
* Father and In Wind, verse in Gallaudet Today, Summer 1983, vol. 13, no. 4, p. 33.
* The Broom and Letter from Martha’s Vineyard, verse in Gallaudet Today, Spring 1987, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 33.
VISUAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
* Telling Tales in ASL: From Literature to Literacy, Executive Producer with Dr. Jane Norman and Dr. James J. Fernandes (and panel member with Dr. Benjamin Bahan and Dr. Marlon Kuntze), teleconference and training manual, sponsored by Gallaudet University Pre-College National Mission Programs, College for Continuing Education, and Department of Television, Photography and Educational Technology, April 18, 1997.
* Literacy: Share the Word, Executive Producer with Dr. Jane Norman and Mr. David Frank, (and panel member with Dr. Thomas Holcomb and Ms. Jacqueline Laldee), a national teleconference and training manual, sponsored by Gallaudet University Pre-College National Mission Programs, College for Continuing Education, and Department of Television, Photography and Educational Technology, November 13, 1996.
* As a consultant for the Hawaii Department of Education, transliterated into Sign English and interpreted into American Sign Language, the Hawaii State Test of Essential Competencies on videotape (test required to receive a high school diploma), 1989.
SELECTED MAJOR PRESENTATIONS
* Invited keynote speaker, First World Congress on the Power of Language: Theory, Practice and Performance, Bangkok, Thailand, May 22-26, 2006.
* Back to the Future, Ahead through the Past, invited keynote speaker, CAL-ED IMPACT Conference, “Our Children, Our Community, Our Future,” March 3, 2006.
* Convergence and Balance, two public addresses at the Hardin Library, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, at the opening of the History through Deaf Eyes exhibit, November 4 and 5, 2005.
* Are Deaf People Disabled?, keynote speaker, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, Washington, DC, October 20, 2005.
* A Brief History: Gallaudet University’s Role in the Development of Deaf Academics and Researchers, welcome remarks, Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference, Gallaudet University, February 19, 2004.
* Family Involvement: A Critical Factor in Student Success, keynote address, National Symposium on Deafness, Sioux Falls, South Dakota., October 19-22, 2003.
* Emergency Preparedness at Gallaudet University, guest speaker, Vocational Rehabilitation Connections Conference, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, April 9, 2003.
* The Future of Gallaudet University, guest speaker (with President I. King Jordan and Dean Carl Pramuk), Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, February 24, 2003.
* Scenes from September 11, 2001: Reflections on Leadership in Crisis, presentation to the Honors Program at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, September 12, 2002.
* Addressing Crisis in Schools for the Deaf, presentation with Dr. Diane Morton, Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf, Fremont, California, April 28, 2002.
* Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Putting it All Together, opening presentation at the National Conference on Education of Children with Cochlear Implants, Gallaudet University, April 11, 2002.
* Like the Fiddler on the Roof: Winds of Change in the Deaf Community, keynote speaker, 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Cedar Rapids Association of the Deaf, October 20, 2001.
* Impact of New Technologies on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, invited presenter and “Wrap Up Session” facilitator, “Next Steps … in Providing Effective Early Intervention with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants” conference, Boston Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children’s Hospital and the Gallaudet University Regional Center, Boxborough, Massachusetts, May 14-15, 2001.
* The Shared Reading Project: Improving the Literacy Skills of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Nationwide, University of Iowa Alumni Fellow Presentation, Iowa City, Iowa, April 23, 2001.
* Building an Effective School Literacy Program, keynote address, Illinois Teachers of Hard and Hearing/Deaf Individuals Conference, Rockford, Illinois, March 3, 2001.
* The Promise of the ADA for American Society, panel member, ADA presentation hosted by Senator Tom Harkin, July 20, 2000.
* From Local Ideas to National Roll-Out, luncheon presentation, Conference of Educational Administrators Serving the Deaf, The Learning Center for Deaf Children, Framingham, Massachusetts, May 6, 2000.
* Luncheon Presentation, Bridging the Gap II: Integrating Research and Practice in the Fields of Learning Disabilities and Deafness, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, April 14, 2000.
* Why did Bessie sit with me in the cafeteria and not with the other black kids?, Multicultural Deaf Conference, Implications for 2000 and Beyond, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, March 9-11, 2000. Summary reprinted in Gallaudet Today, Fall 2001, p. 48.
* Making a Successful Transition from High School to Further Education, Careers and Success, keynote address at the Cross-Agency Forum of Transition – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine, Florida, November 12, 1999.
* Signs of Eloquence: Foundations of Deaf American Public Address, Poster Session (with James J. Fernandes), William C. Stokoe and the Study of Signed Languages conference, Gallaudet University, October 16, 1999.
* Teaching an Elephant to Dance: The State of Emergency in Deaf Education and Making Connections: The Nine Components of an Effective Literacy Program, Statewide Teachers Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 23-24, 1999.
* The Nine Parts of an Effective Residential Literacy Program, training workshop (with Dr. John Balk), Iowa School for the Deaf, August 11-13, 1999.
* Diversity within the Deaf Community, keynote speaker, Seventh Annual Metrowest Community Prayer Breakfast, Framingham, Massachusetts, April 9, 1999.
* Strategies for Improving the Academic Achievement of African American Students at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Andrew J. Foster Forum on the Needs of Black Deaf Students, Gallaudet University, November 20, 1998.
* The Crystal Ball, conference wrap-up speaker, Intermountain Special Study Institute, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, June 8-16, 1998.
* Changing the Face of Deaf Education: The Educational Reform Movement at Gallaudet University,” (keynote address) and “Nothing But the Best: Strategies for Incorporating Best Practices in Reading and Writing for Deaf Children in School and at Home, (breakout session), Oregon Conference on Educating Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Salem, Oregon, May 1-2, 1998.
* The Shared Reading Project and The Pre-College National Mission at Gallaudet University, presentations, Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 18, 1998.
* Teaching an Elephant to Dance: The State of Emergency in Deaf Education, President’s Scholar’s Banquet, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, November 20, 1997.
* Parent Involvement as the Key to Success, keynote address, Family Learning Weekend, American School for the Deaf, Hartford, Connecticut, March 21-23, 1997.
* The Future of the Iowa Deaf Community, banquet speaker, Iowa Association of the Deaf Convention, Fort Dodge, Iowa, August 2, 1997.
* Reading to Deaf Students: What We’ve Learned from Deaf Adults, keynote presentation, Intermountain Special Study Institute, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, June 9-17, 1997.
* S-U-C-C-E-S-S, commencement speaker, Iowa School for the Deaf, May 25, 1996.
* Putting It All Together: An Outsider’s Perspective on the Roles and Demands of Campus Child Care Centers, keynote speaker at the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers Conference, Washington, DC, April 16, 1997.
* Deaf Education: A Look at the Future, keynote presentation, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1996.
* Nothing But the Best: Words for Deaf Children, keynote address, New England Teachers of the Deaf Conference, Boston Massachusetts, November 2, 1996.
* Reading, ‘Riting and Relating, workshop conducted at the Techniques and Technology in the Education of Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing conference, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, October 16, 1996.
* What Happened to the Dinosaurs? Lessons for Pre-College Programs, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, August 28, 1995.
* Perseverance and Success, keynote presentation, Outstanding Deaf Student of the Year awards luncheon, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 27, 1995.
* Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Educational Service Guidelines, Language Acquisition in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Educational Implications, and Everything You Wanted to Know about Relay Services, Deaf Empowerment Conference, Guam Hilton Hotel, Tumon, Guam, January 5-8, 1995.
* Deaf Community and Sign Language Issues, (second author with James J. Fernandes), invited presenters, “Language: Race, Politics, Culture” conference sponsored by the InterAgency Council for Immigrant and Refugee Services and the University of Hawaii, held at Tokai University, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 8, 1994.
* Affirmative Action and People with Disabilities, keynote panel, Na Pono O Na Lahui conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-10, 1992.
* Awards Luncheon for Deaf Students, keynote speaker, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 10, 1990.
* Together We Make a Difference, panelist (with Ms. Valery O’Brien, Ms. Gayle Oguro, Ms. Josie Woll and Ms. Pat Ramia), Special Parent Information Network Conference, Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii, May 5, 1990.
* Breaking through the Culture of Silence, discussant (with Mr. Shanny Mow) at the ASL Literature symposium, Iowa City, Iowa, March, 1990.
* English-to-ASL Interpretation: Developing Techniques for Creative Visualization, workshop facilitator, Iowa State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Deaf Services Commission of Iowa, and Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, March, 1990.
* Early Intervention with Deaf Infants and Toddlers, presenter, First Annual Hawaii Early Intervention Conference, University of Hawaii, February 5, 1990.
* Employment: A National Priority, guest speaker, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 27, 1989.
* Signs of Eloquence: Selections from Deaf American Public Address, presenter (with Dr. James J. Fernandes), The Deaf Way International Festival and Conference, Washington, DC, July 11, 1989.
* Deafness in Literature, consultant and presenter, National Consortium of Programs for the Training of Sign Language Instructors – Region IX, California State University at Northridge, April, 1989.
* Help, I Need an Interpreter, presentation, Statewide Transition Conference for Deaf Students, Hawaii Department of Education, January 6, 1989.
* The Disabled Experience, panelist, Rehabilitation Association of Hawaii Annual Conference, October 21, 1988.
* The Future of Interpreter Training in Hawaii: Goals and Outcomes, presenter, 48th Annual Conference, Fourteenth District, Quota International, Inc, September 16, 1988.
* ASL Literature and Deaf Culture, invited presenter, Connecticut Association of the Deaf, New London, Connecticut, 1987.
* Recent Developments in ASL Literature, workshop presenter, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987.
* Literature Generated in ASL: A Recent Link Between Research in ASL and Education of Deaf Children, invited presentation, Cleary School for the Deaf, Ronkonkoma, New York, 1987.
* Sign Language and Deaf Culture in Iowa, paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1986.
* Poetic Usage of American Sign Language, paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985.
ADVISORY ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
* Joint Executive Committee, American Annals of the Deaf, present
* Advisory Board, National Organization on Disability, Emergency Preparedness Initiative and Special Needs Conference, 2004
* Consultant, U.S. Secret Service, Emergency Preparedness Program, 2004
* Advisory Board, American Sign Language Program, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2001- present
* Steering Committee, Potomac Regional Educational Partnership (PREP), 1998-2000
* Advisory Board, National Deaf Education Project, 1997- present
* University President’s Liaison, Gallaudet University’s Task Force on Hispanic/Latino Issues, 1997
* Primary Facilitator, Gallaudet University Pre-College Programs’ Committee to develop The National Mission Plan, 1995-96
* Editorial Review Board member, Perspectives in Education and Deafness, Pre-College Programs, Gallaudet University, 1994-97
* Commission on Persons with Disabilities (appointed by Governor), Member, 1988- 1995; chairperson (elected), 1993-95; member of executive and legislative committees, 1988-1995
* Goodwill Industries of Honolulu, Inc., Board of Directors, 1992-95
* Hawaii Services on Deafness, Board of Directors, 1989-1995
* Aloha State Association of the Deaf, Board of Directors, 1991-1993
* Developed curriculum and co-taught (with Ms. Barbara Pretty) in-service programs to improve the American Sign Language fluency of educational assistants working in public schools in the State of Hawaii, 1988-1989. Outreach provided to all of Hawaii’s islands.
* Developed curriculum for and conducted (with Dr. James J. Fernandes) a comprehensive training series for Telephone Relay assistants at GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company. “Learning the Art of Cross-Cultural Mediation,” 1989.
* As recipient of subcontract from Interpreter Training Grant 84.160A from the U. S. Department of Education and The University of Arizona, conducted a series of three-day workshops on the islands of Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii: “ASL/English Skill Building: Attitude, Ethics, Skills and Professionalism,” 1989.
PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERIENCE
Selected Magazine Interviews
* Murder in a Silent Place, interview by David Van Biema, Time magazine, June 25, 2001.
Selected Television Interviews
* Off-campus Safety, on-camera interview with Greg Starddard, Channel 4 News, NBC Affiliate, November 3, 2005.
* A Day in the Life of a Gallaudet Student from Japan, interview with Masato Fukushima, Director, Golgo, Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. October 17, 2005.
* Sound or Silence, interview with Larry Confino, Discovery Health Channel, November, 2002.
* New Challenge, interview with Betty Ann Bowser, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, February, 2001.
* The Gallaudet Murders, interview with Pierre Thomas, Peter Jennings ~ World News Tonight, February 5, 2001.
* People, interview with Carole Peterson, PM Magazine, August 17, 1984.
Selected Newspaper Interviews
* Article in process on the current status of deaf education, interview with Burton Bollag, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
* Article in process on new scientific developments impacting the deaf community, interview with Christen Brownlee, biology writer, Science News.
* Gallaudet University’s First Deaf President to Retire, interview with Susan Kenzie, The Washington Post, September 2, 2005.
* More College Students Sign Up for Sign Language, interview with Rebecca L. Weber, Christian Science Monitor, June 30, 2004.
* Interview with Nori Sawaki, The Tokyo Shimbun, June 7, 2003.
* Ideas & Trends: Written Notice: Another Language for the Deaf, interview with Margalit Fox, The New York Times, September 15, 2002.
* Moral Obligation to Halt Distribution of Tower Clock, interview with SCJ reporter, Student Press Law Center Journal, Volume 6, Issue 6, March 2002.
* Interview with Frank Gluck, Cedar Rapids Gazette, October 22, 2001.
* Gallaudet: The Latest, Interview with Provost Jane Fernandes on the Gallaudet Murders, Washington Post.Com Live Online, February 7, 2001.
* Student Fought Attacker, interview with Manny Fernandez, Arthur Santana and Alan Lengel, The Washington Post, February 6, 2001.
* Second Homicide in Four Months Grips Gallaudet, interview with Manny Fernandez, The Washington Post, February 5, 2001.
* Among the Deaf Ubiquitous Sign Language Faces a Challenge, interview with Lynne Holloway, The New York Times. June 22, 2000.
* The Changing Deaf Culture, interview with Anita Manning, USA Today, May 2, 2000.
* Knocking Down Walls, interview with Fredeelyn Freeman, Honolulu Star Bulletin, September 18, 1995.
* ASL Gave Kelleher a Voice, interview with Wendy Kaczerski, Northeastern Edition, February 26, 1987.
* Deaf TA Criticizes Society’s Indifference to Deaf, interview with Jerry Duncan, The Daily Iowan, February 26, 1985.
* She Wants to Teach Hearing Students to See the Invisible, interview with Barbara O’Reilly, Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 17, 1984.
* Miss Deaf Iowa Visits Fort Dodge School Kids, interview with Delores Jochimsen, Fort Dodge Messenger. May 3, 1984.
* Meet Miss Deaf Iowa, Iowa Spectator, October, 1983.
* Deafness is only a hurdle on path to doctorate for Rehabilitation Scholarship Winner, Kappa Kappa Gamma Key, Winter, 1982, Vol. 99, No. 4.
* Deafness hurdle cleared on way to doctorate, interview with Ken Koepper, Waterford Daily.
* Atypical Deaf Person Sets Sights on Teaching Career, Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 31, 1983.
* She’s Miss Deaf Iowa, Iowa City Press-Citizen, August 19, 1983.
Met and communicated with members of Congress and Congressional staff on numerous occasions. Examples: negotiating language for the Education of the Deaf Act amendments, clarifying the University’s concerns about our rating in the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART).
Cultivation meetings with Mr. James LeVoy Sorenson to seek support for international projects and additional support for the Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC).
Cultivation meetings with individual donor who recently gave $500,000 in support of the SLCC.
Fully involved in all aspects of the presentation to and meeting with the Sherman Fairchild Foundation resulting in $2 million dollar gift to the SLCC.
Annually attending Gallaudet Club events for alumni at each of the regional Academic Bowls; updating alumni on current events at the University; cultivating their help and support in recruiting future students, in donating their time and money to support the University and continuing their sense of connection with their alma mater.
Attending meetings of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association Board and participating actively in their events.
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