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Gallaudet University Museum
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deaf history, deaf culture, deaf people, deafness, deaf, disability, disability history, american sign language, sign language, gallaudet university, gallaudet
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About Me

I am a historian and museum professional working in the field of Deaf history, with a particular emphasis on American Deaf history and the history of Gallaudet University.

In addition to providing expertise on Deaf history to researchers around the world, I have also presented and consulted internationally regarding the field of museum work and how museums can best serve Deaf visitors.

Recent Publications


  • We Are Equal: The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, 2017
    Type: Extended – Role: Curator
  • Deaf Difference + Space Survival, 2017
    Type: Extended – Role: Curatorial Team
  • Shakespeare in American Deaf History, 2016
    Type: Traveling – Role: Co-curator
  • Deaf HERstory, 2015
    Type: Extended – Role: Curator
  • Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond, 2014
    Type: Permanent – Role: Chief Writer and Curator
  • Andrew J. Foster: Missionary, Educator, and Advocate, 2014
    Type: Extended – Role: Managing Curator
  • Then and Now, 2014
    Type: Extended – Role: Curator


  • “The American Experience of a Deaf Museum,” 2017
    Slovak Deaf Day, Trnava, Slovakia
  • “Eyes on Shakespeare: An Accessible First Folio Exhibit,” 2017
    Association of Academic Museums and Galleries conference, Eugene, OR
  • “Creating Deaf-Friendly Museum Exhibits,” 2016
    Smithsonian Institution PEEPS Exhibit Fair, Washington, DC
  • “Objects: Collecting, Preserving, Interpreting and Display”
    Capturing Deaf Heritage Day, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, 2016
  • “Gallaudet University’s Role in Historic Northeast Washington DC”, 2016
    Smithsonian Associates Lecture Series, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC
  • “Platt H. Skinner and the Founding of Gallaudet University,” 2014
    Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership Symposium, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Museums, Public History