Deaf Studies

Deaf Studies

Welcome to the Deaf Studies Department

Welcome to Spring 2024!

Shari Tarver Behring

We are proud that the Michael D. Eisner College of Education remains one of the largest Colleges of Education in the CSU system, providing to our surrounding communities hundreds of outstanding new professionals in the fields of education, counseling, administration, and Deaf Studies. The Eisner College engages in transformative education and initiatives that put into practice our commitment to social justice, equity, access, and inclusion, and supporting the social-emotional well-being of university, school, and community members. I am grateful to our talented faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners, all instrumental in ensuring the excellence of our educational programs and community-serving centers. We have much to celebrate as we send forth our students to make positive contributions to our world!

Dean Shari Tarver Behring

Department Directory  

 Below please find contact information and resources. Should you need any assistance of any kind, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Deaf Studies General Information:

Deaf Studies Advisement:

Faculty Office Hours & Contact Information

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Interpreter Education Program:

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A&R Information—Current Students:

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COVID-19 Information & Resources:

Deaf Studies News

Black Deaf History Month

April 19, 2022

Black Deaf History Month

The Black Signers Club hosted three virtual Black Deaf History month events. This is the first year the club has hosted an international event. They invited two Black Deaf community members, Lydia Gratis and Romeo Belcher, from Ireland to share more about their thoughts on the hidden expectations, challenges and acts of resistance needed to be successful within the Deaf education system in Ireland.  Read more

ESEPP & Deaf Studies Presents Intersectional Deaf Studies Praxis: Alumni Panel

March 16, 2022

The University Library

The Ethnic Studies Education Pathways Project (ESEPP) and the Department of Deaf Studies presents Intersectional Deaf Studies Praxis: Alumni Panel on Friday March 18, 2022 at 4:00pm via Zoom. This panel will bring together alumni from CSUN’s Deaf Studies department who are engaging in Deaf intersectional praxis in multiple ways. Read more


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