Southeastern Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID)


October 10-13, Southeastern Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID), Huntsvillle, AL.

Session Summaries:

SERID Talks Part 2 (Garberoglio)
NDC Assistant Director Carrie Lou Garberoglio, PhD, is one of the featured “speed conference” keynote presenters in a session called SERID Talks, which is immediately following the conference opening on Friday, October 11. She will address the topic of transition.

Navigating Systems Change Together (Chan & Shadburne) - NDC seeks to close education and employment gaps for deaf individuals. This session focuses on the NDC Engage for Change | state (EFC | state) collaborative model. EfC | state emphasizes the importance of cross-agency partnerships in strengthening systems to improve postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals. Examples of the support state teams receive will be given, as well as insights on surprises and challenges along the way, and plans to expand the reach of resources going forward.


Carrie Lou Garberoglio, PhD

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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.

Savio Chan

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Savio grew up in a multicultural deaf and Chinese-American family soaking in the values of advocacy, communication, community, interpersonal connections and collaboration. As a psychology undergraduate, he intently watched on his peers’ fervent dissention of the status quo in and around The University of California at Berkeley as the wave of the Occupy Movement engulfed the campus. The experience triggered a journey toward accessibility, equivalency and independent living; he began work with the California Department of Rehabilitation, where he coordinated services and interacted with individuals with disabilities to access education, vocational training and employment. He listened to countless stories of struggle, oppression, persistence; and of triumph, prosperity and independence. These vignettes of the deaf and disability experience precipitated his completion of a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC). He hopes to apply the mosaic of stories, experiences and knowledge with a person-centered approach to close rifts between communities, people and individuals.

Erika Shadburne

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Erika Shadburne is a teacher. She uses all her students have taught her in her 23 years as a teacher to apply data in the classroom and beyond. She earned her B.S. from The University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. from Gallaudet University. Her teaching foundation comes from California School for the Deaf in Fremont and Texas School for the Deaf. In 2002 she founded the Austin Community College ASL-ESOL developmental English program for deaf students, where she taught English for 16 years. On a national level, she has coordinated the implementation of the Gallaudet University Regional Center grant and the National Science Foundation RIT/NTID DeafTEC grant at Austin Community College. She also served as a lead for a national task force on developmental education in 2014. In all of these adventures and in her current role as developmental education specialist at NDC, her focus remains on the students.