Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University

ASL and Deaf Studies

ASL and Deaf Studies faculty engage graduate and undergraduate students in interdisciplinary research projects dedicated to producing new knowledge about Deaf communities and their signed languages. Central areas of inquiry include sensory orientation, DeafSpace, bioethics, identity formation, human rights, language teaching, transnationalism, and the contributions of Deaf individuals to human diversity.


Scholarship and creative activity

2015

Pudans-Smith, K. (2015, June). When GPS won't do: Meaningful ASL curriculum mapping. Presented at the meeting of the American Sign Language Teachers Association, Minneapolis, MN.

2017

Bauman, H-D. & Murray, J.J. (2017). Sign Language. In Garcia. O, Flores, N & Spotti, M. (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. Oxford University Press.

2012

Harris, R. L. & Jackerson, J. L. (2011, November). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. Presented for in-service training at Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Tucson, AZ.

Harris, R. L. (2011, November). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. New Mexico school for the Deaf in-service training, Santa Fe, NM.

Harris, R. L. & Jackerson, J. L. (2011, November). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. Presented at the ASL Roundtable Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Harris, R. L. (2012). With this book, monolingualism is curable. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 17(1), 138.

Harris, R. L. (2011, October). Advancing linguistic and cognitive skills in Deaf children using extended discourse. Presented at the Department of Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2012, March). Preserve, protect and promote ASL: What professionals in the ASL community can do. Presented at ASLFest!, Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2012, April). Describing characteristics of people in American Sign Language. Presented at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2011, October). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. Presented at the Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2012, May). ASL V: Advanced ASL. Presented at Austin Community College, Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2012, March). Learning ASL: Family and friends. Presented at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.

Harris, R. L. & Jackerson, J. L. (2011, November). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. Presented at Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, Phoenix, AZ.

2013

Harris, R. L. (2013, March). Technology and ASL teaching: Friend or foe? Presented at the conference for Austin ASL Professionals, Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2013, March). Fingerspelling strategies. Presented at the National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Early Childhood Education Summit, Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2013, August). ASL rubric calibration. Presented at the University faculty development meeting, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Harris, R. L. (2013, February). How humanity benefits from Deaf people and American Sign Language: A deaf-gain framework. Presented at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2013, August). A taste of ASL in academic settings. Presented at Graduate Student Orientation, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Harris, R. L. (2013, January). Online and hybrid pedagogical techniques. Departmental retreat proceedings, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

2015

Harris, R. L., & Loeffler, S. C. (2015). Seizing academic power: Creating Deaf counter narratives. Journal of ASL and Literature, 5.

Moore, J., & Harris, R. (2015). Historical and narrative study of lives. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and evaluation in education and psychology, ASL Version [Video]. Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Harris, R. L. (2015). An introduction to research. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and evaluation in education and psychology, ASL Version [Video]. Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Harris, R. L. (2015). What is research? In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and evaluation in education and psychology, ASL Version [Video]. Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Oates, J. A., & Harris, R. L. (2015). Literature review and focusing the research. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and evaluation in education and psychology, ASL Version [Video]. Austin, TX: ASLChoice

Harris, R. L., & Hottle, K. (2015). Single-case research. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and evaluation in education and psychology, ASL Version [Video]. Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Harris, R. L. (2015, July). The future of ASL: Reflect, celebrate & dream. Presented at the meeting of the ASL Teachers Association, Minneapolis, MN.

2017

Harris, R., Kushalnagar, P., & Paludneviciene, R. (2017). Open-Ended Cognitive Interview Approach: Rethinking the Gold Standards for Translating Health Measures to ASL. Paper presented at the second Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research. Washington, DC.

Kushalnagar, P., Harris, R., Paludneviciene, R., & Hoglind, T. (2017). Protocol for Cultural Adaptation and Linguistic Validation of Health Information National Trends Survey in American Sign Language (HINTS-ASL). Journal of Medical Internet Research Protocols. doi:10.2196/jmir.8067 .

Harris, R. (2017, June 30). The evolution of graduate sign language teacher preparation programs. Presented at the American Sign Language Teachers Association, National Biennial Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Harris, R. L. (2017). ASL in academic settings: Language features. ASLized!. Retrieved from http://aslized.org/journal/academicasl/

Bryant, R., Gelineau, L., Shannon, T. & Harris, R. (2017, June 27). TRUE+WAY ASL: A revolutionary digital curriculum. American Sign Language Teachers Association conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2015

Gray, L., & Williams, F. (2014, November). Diversity tru-biz include. Presented at the Maryland American Sign Language Conference, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD.

Gray, L., & Williams, F. (2015, June). Diversity tru-biz include. Presented at the American Sign Language Conference, Bloomington, MN.

Williams, F. (2015, September). Diversity tru-biz include. Presented at the Florida American Sign Language Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

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