Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University
The Government and Public Affairs program emphasizes the links between research, learning, and activism. Much of the research effort by both faculty and students focuses on issues such as international and domestic human rights and influencing political processes, often integrating the areas of law, politics, and organizational behavior.
Analysis of Eye Gazes and Attention Management in a Preschool Class
Following a new paradigm that the issue of sustained attention observed among young deaf students is due to limited exposure to language, this study attempts to document quantitatively the attention behavior during a book-reading lesson in a preschool class where everyone has full access to communication.
Kuntze, M., & Schott, L. (2017, February). Analysis of eye gazes and attention maintenance in a preschool class. Paper presented at Association of Collegiate Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Does "deafness" cause attention "deficit"?
Contrary to the literature on the education of deaf children and in support of the emerging language-based perspective, this study shows that deaf children competent in American Sign Language (ASL) in a class with an ASL-competent teacher exhibit a remarkable pattern of attention behavior.
Kuntze, M. & Schott, L. (2017, March). Does deafness cause attention deficit?. Poster session at Gallaudet Research Expo, Washington, DC
Transfer of Learning from Postsecondary Education to Employment Outcomes amongst Persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind
The Department of Government and Public Affairs is interested in conducting a pilot study to investigate the correlations of learning transfer from postsecondary education to employment outcomes amongst graduates in the last three years who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. We are interested in these graduates only from the Department of Government and Public Affairs at Gallaudet University for the purpose of a pilot study. The intent of the pilot study is to examine the content knowledge by the following factors: 1) short-term near transfer between classrooms and internship/capstone sites, and 2) long-term transfer between graduates' choice of major study at their post-secondary educational settings and workplace sites. The pilot study will incorporate mixed methods of quantitative and qualitative data collections and analysis in a single pilot study. The quantitative data collection will answer two research questions relevant to generic academic skills preparation for job competencies in the workplace. The qualitative data collection will answer one research question relevant to graduates’ competencies and work experience in the workplace.