I am a deaf scholar and Associate Professor with the School of Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University.
My research and professional experience includes collaborative work with deaf communities in developing sign language and early literacy programming for young deaf children and their parents. My longstanding program of research has focused on developing a parent American Sign Language curriculum that is aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Additionally, I analyze policy issues related to inclusive education, sign language rights, and acquisition planning for ASL.
Since 2016, I have served as Co-ordinator for the World Federation of the Deaf’s Expert Group on Deaf Education. I also serve as Executive Editor for Deafness & Education International and on the Acadeafic editorial board.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.