Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Summer Camp Experiences for Deaf Youth: Fostering Self-Determination, Claire Ryan, Paige Johnson, & Carrie Lou Garberglio; February 6 - 9, 2019

Presentation Summary: This presentation will cover existing knowledge and data about outcomes of summer camps for deaf youth. We delve into the findings from our comprehensive review of the literature and discuss implications and future directions for the field of deaf education.

Increasing Bachelor’s Degree Attainment for Deaf People: 2008-2016, Carrie Lou Garberoglio, Paige Johnson, & Stephanie Cawthon; February 6 - 9, 2019

Presentation Summary:  Educational attainment is a crucial contributor to postsecondary achievement. Despite lower rates of postsecondary attainment among deaf people, secondary data analyses of the American Community Survey revealed steady growth in bachelor’s degree attainment for deaf young adults from 2008 to 2016.


Carrie Lou Garberoglio

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Dr. Carrie Lou Garberoglio is an educational researcher and evaluator. Her research examines deaf individuals’ psychological processes in a variety of contexts: teaching, language learning, computer-mediated communication, and transition from secondary to postsecondary settings. Carrie Lou has authored over 17 scholarly publications, two books, and numerous technical and evaluation reports. As a part of her goal to increase research rigor in work that involves deaf communities, Carrie Lou is the co-editor of Research in Deaf Education: Contexts, Challenges, Considerations, published by Oxford University Press in 2017. She also teaches research methods and statistics coursework at the University of Northern Colorado. As a deaf person who was raised in the deaf community, Carrie Lou is committed to increasing the accessibility of research for deaf audiences, using ASL in video formats to translate and disseminate complex academic content. Carrie Lou holds two master’s degrees, the first in Deaf Education and Deaf Studies from Lamar University, and the second in Program Evaluation from the University of Texas at Austin. She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Stephanie Cawthon

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Dr. Stephanie Cawthon is a leading scholar in the field and has a deep grasp of the fundamental issues that affect postsecondary success for deaf individuals. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her training is world class. She examines factors related to deaf individuals and their preparation for postsecondary settings, as well as designing accessible learning environments, effective professional development, and culturally relevant and rigorous research design. She has taught deaf postsecondary students in both face-to-face and online platforms. Her personal experience as a deaf person is integrated into her understanding of what it means to navigate academic and professional contexts. Her Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute within the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) at The University of Texas at Austin was designed specifically to provide the highest-quality research-to-practice translation and support to professionals and individuals in the field.