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Raychelle Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (2014 – present)


ASL & Deaf Studies Department
Gallaudet University

Academic Credentials
Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, Rater 2018

Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, Intermediary Level V Certification 2017

Court Interpreter Certified, Texas 2017

Quality Matters Peer Reviewer 2015

Board for Evaluation of Interpreters, Intermediary Level III Certification 2015

ASL Teachers Association (ASLTA) Professional Certification 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, Deaf Education, Gallaudet University 2010


Concentration area: Linguistics
Dissertation title: A case study of extended (academic) discourse in an ASL/English bilingual preschool classroom

Master of Science, Deaf Education, McDaniel College 2000

Bachelor of Arts, American Sign Language, Gallaudet University 1995




Administrative Experience

Program Director, Masters in Sign Language Education, Gallaudet University February 2011 – June 2014
& August 2016 - present
Wrote proposal for new Masters of Sign Language Teaching program, and program was approved within five months of
submission. First year of inception, program quadrupled in size due to high number of applicants. Responsibilities
ranges from recruiter, coordinator of graduate student orientation; advisor; practicum and internship placement
coordinator; chair of application screening committee; and a teaching load of hybrid and online courses. Currently co-
program director with Dr. MJ Bienvenu.

Coordinator, ASL Undergraduate and Graduate programs, Gallaudet University August 2010 – January 2011
Coordinated developmental ASL classes for incoming deaf students; coordinated undergraduate ASL major program,
ASL mentorship program for ASL majors and emerging signers, and graduate program in Deaf Studies: Sign Language
Teaching.

Coordinator, ASL Programs, Gallaudet University June 1996 – August 1997


Coordinated ASL credit and non-credit courses for non-degree seeking students. Recruited, interviewed, trained and
supervised over 30 ASL instructors on a revolving, contractual basis. Taught a variety of ASL and interpretation classes,

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designed curricula tailored for specific requests, taught specialized courses in classifiers, numbers, fingerspelling and
non-manual grammatical signals.


Relevant Professional Experience
Certified Deaf Interpreter, Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Intermediary Level III & V November 2015 - present

Interpret in academic environments (e.g. presentations, conferences and workshops), mental health settings, medical
settings, and some quasi-legal settings (e.g. probation meetings). Work mainly as an intermediary, close-vision, pro-
tactile and tactile interpreter.

Faculty, ASL & Deaf Studies Department, Gallaudet University August 2009 - present
Teaching areas, Undergraduate: Introduction to ASL and Deaf Studies; Introduction to ASL Instruction, ASL Mentorship
Program. Graduate: Connecting Sign Language Research to Practice; Curriculum Development for Sign Language
Instruction; Methods of Teaching Second/Sign Languages; Assessing Second/Sign Language Skills; Practicum
Experience; Student Teaching Internship, Sign Language Teaching Seminar/Professional Preparation.

Adjunct, Department of American Sign Language & Interpreter Training, San Antonio College June 2013 – December 2013
Taught undergraduate ASL I course using Signing Naturally curriculum and mentored a MA-SLED teaching intern.

Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, Sam Houston State University August 2012 – December 2013
Developed and taught undergraduate online ASL I, II, III and IV courses and ASL culture courses.

Faculty, Department of Interpretation, Gallaudet University August 2008 – July 2009


Teaching Areas: Undergraduate and graduate courses in ASL Registers and Business and Government. Directed and
produced Department of Interpretation Mission and Vision video: http://www.gallaudet.edu/interpretation.html

ASL Teacher/Specialist, New Mexico School for the Deaf August 2003 – June 2004
Worked with teachers from kindergarten through high school on integrating ASL and Deaf culture in their curricula.
Provided new students ASL assessment and ASL services for students with developing ASL skills. Created and piloted
middle school ASL curriculum. As a part of a team, implemented new school-wide ASL assessment tools. Provided
school-wide in-service training for teachers and dorm staff regularly.

Science Teacher/ASL Teacher/Interpreter Trainer, New Mexico School for the Deaf August 2002 – June 2004
Taught high school science including biology, earth science, physical science and basic chemistry and physics. Taught
developmental to advanced ASL to community members, parents, students and interpreters. Designed a variety of
workshops for educational interpreters including ASL mouthing and scientific and mathematic terminology. Taught
summer intensive courses for advanced ASL students/interpreters.

ASL Teacher/ Deaf Mentor, Austine School for the Deaf January 2001 – July 2002
Designed and taught ASL courses for teachers and staff. Visited families with deaf children and taught parents, deaf
children and their siblings about the Deaf-World, culture and language. Taught Deaf students in groups and one-on-one
basis. Assistant director for summer camp.

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ASLPI Interviewer and Rater, McDaniel College August 1997 – August 2000
Interviewed, analyzed and rated ASL skills of prospective deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students applying for
graduate school admission.

Freelance Deaf Studies/ASL Teacher, Gallaudet University & Sign Language Associates, Inc. July 1994 – June 1996
Taught ASL to undergraduate and graduate students, University faculty and staff. Created customized curricula
according to contractors’ wishes. Traveled to and gave workshops at a variety of work places about Deaf culture, ASL,
accessibility and technology. Taught ASL as a foreign language course to hearing high school students as a requirement
for graduation.


Publications
Books:

Leigh, I. W., Andrews, J. F., Harris, R. L. & Gonzalez, C. (book contract). Deaf culture: Exploring deaf communities in the
United States (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Murray, J., Harris, R. & Holmes, T. (book contract). The pedagogy of sign languages. United Kingdom: Routledge.

Andrews, J. F., Leigh, I. W. & Harris, R. L. (2018). Deaf culture: Exploring deaf communities in the United States. San
Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Harris, R. L. (2011). A case study of extended discourse in an ASL/English bilingual preschool classroom. (Doctoral
dissertation). Available from ProQuest Digital Dissertations database. (AAT 3467391).

Book chapters:

Harris, R. L. & Mertens, D. M. (submitted). Research methods for performing research with special populations. In D.
Paris, K. Miller and G. Martin (Eds.), Selected Readings for Teachers and Other Professionals: Forensics and Deaf People.
Washington, DC: Gallaudet Press.

Kurz, C., Kurz, K. & Harris, R. (2018). Effectively interpreting the content areas utilizing academic language strategies.
In T. Holcomb & D. Smith (Eds.), Deaf Eyes on Interpreting. Washington, DC: Gallaudet Press.

Paludneviciene, R. M. & Harris, R. L. (2011). Impact of cochlear implants on the deaf community. In R. Paludneviciene
& I. Leigh (Eds.), Cochlear Implants: A New Paradigm. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Mertens, D. M., Holmes, H. M. & Harris, R. L. (2009). Transformative paradigm and ethics. In D. Mertens & P. Ginsberg
(Eds.), Handbook of Social Research Ethics (pp. 85-103). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Journal Articles

Harris, R. (2018). Transforming my teaching through action research. Journal of American Sign Languages and
Literatures.

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

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Harris, R. L. & Loeffler, S. C. (2015). Seizing academic power: Creating Deaf counter narratives. Journal of ASL and
Literature, 5, 23:36 m.

Harris, R. L. (2012). Academic language in the ASL community. Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Issue 3.

Harris, R. L., Holmes, H. M. & Mertens, D. M. (2009). Research ethics in sign language communities. Sign Language
Studies, 9(2), 104-131.

Book Translation

Harris, R. & Williams, F. (2016). Research and evaluation in education and psychology - ASL version. Austin, Texas:
ASLChoice. [The chapters I co-authored within this ebook are listed below]

Davis, J., Harris, R. & Williams, F. (2016). Data collection. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and
Evaluation in Education and Psychology, ASL Version (14:24 m.). Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Marchut, A., Williams, F. & Harris, R. (2016). Qualitative research. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and
Evaluation in Education and Psychology, ASL Version (39:30 m.). Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Wilkins, E., Williams, F. & Harris, R. (2016). Causal comparative and correlational approaches. In R. Harris & F.
Williams (Eds.), Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, ASL Version (14:09 m.). Austin, TX:
ASLChoice.

Williams, F. A. & Harris, R. L. (2016). Evaluation. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and Evaluation in
Education and Psychology, ASL Version (15:05 m.). Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Griffin, F. & Harris, R. (2015). Data analysis, interpretation and use. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research
and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, ASL Version (27:51 m.). 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 (11:33 m.). Austin, Texas: ASLChoice.

Harris, R. L. (2015). An introduction to research. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and Evaluation in
Education and Psychology, ASL Version (23:27 m.). Austin, Texas: ASLChoice.

Harris, R. & Hottle, K. (2015). Single-case research. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and Evaluation in
Education and Psychology, ASL Version (9:25 m.). Austin, Texas: ASLChoice.

Harris, R. & Williams, F. (2015). Introduction. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and Evaluation in
Education and Psychology, ASL Version (3:26 m.). Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Mertens, D. M. & Harris, R. L. (2015). Foreword: Original author of REEP - Dr. Donna M. Mertens. In R. Harris &
F. Williams (Eds.), Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, ASL Version (9:15 m.). Austin,
TX: ASLChoice.

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 (12:39 m.). Austin, Texas: ASLChoice.

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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 (12:48 m.). Austin, Texas: ASLChoice.

Singleton, D., Gunderson, J. & Harris, R. (2015). Sampling. In R. Harris & F. Williams (Eds.), Research and
Evaluation in Education and Psychology, ASL Version (20:59 m.). Austin, TX: ASLChoice.

Other Publications

Bryant, R., Gelineau, L., Shannon, T. & Harris, R. (in progress). TRUE+WAY ASL: Levels 3 and 4, Teacher and Student
Workbook. Austin, TX: Purple Moontower, LLC.

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. (2016). TRUE+WAY ASL: Levels 1 and 2, Teacher and Student
Workbook. Austin, TX: Purple Moontower, LLC.

Harris, R.L., Leigh, I.W., & Wilkins, E. (2016). Companion Website to "Deaf Culture: Exploring Communities in the United
States". San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing. Available at http://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication/dc

Harris, R. L. & Thibodeau, R. (2016). Sign language teaching: Training. In P. Boudreault & G. Gertz (Eds.), The Deaf
Studies Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Harris, R. L. (2016). Sign language as an academic language. In P. Boudreault & G. Gertz (Eds.), The Deaf Studies
Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Paludneviciene, R. M. & Harris, R. L. (2016). Relationship between cochlear implants and the Deaf community. In P.
Boudreault & G. Gertz (Eds.), The Deaf Studies Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Harris, R. L. (2014). [Review of the book An introduction to American Deaf culture, by T. Holcomb]. Sign Language
Studies, 14(3).

Harris, R. L. & Moore, J. (2014, Spring). Academic study of ASL skyrockets. NADmag, 14(1), 25-27.

Harris, R. L. (2012). With this book, monolingualism is curable [Review of the book Language Policy and Planning for
Sign Languages, by T. Reagan]. Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Issue 3. [English-to-ASL translation].

Harris, R. L. (2012). With this book, monolingualism is curable [Review of the book Language Policy and Planning for
Sign Languages, by T. Reagan]. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 17(1), p. 138).

Mertens, D. M., Harris, R. L. & MacGlaughlin, H. (2010). Bringing a cultural lens to research with disability and deaf
communities. The Community Psychologist, 43(4), 11-13.


Presentations
Invited:

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Harris, R. L. (2018, November 14). Deaf culture book writing process and Deaf identities. Austin Community College,
Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2018, October 12 – 13). The five principles of language assessment: PRVAB-izing your assessment tools.
Oregon ASL Teachers Association (OR-ASLTA), Portland, Oregon.

Harris, R. L. (2018, October 12). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success.
Washington School for the Deaf, Vancouver, Washington.

Harris, R. L. (2018, October 12). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. Oregon
School for the Deaf, Salem, Oregon.

Harris, R. L. (2017, November 1). Deaf cultures, sign languages and universal design. Austin Community College, Austin,
TX.

Harris, R. L. (2017, October 14). Interpreting in academic settings. Deaf Action Center, Deaf Interpreters Workshop
Series, Dallas, TX.

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.

Harris, R. L. (2017, April 12). Deaf culture, technology and accessibility. Austin Community College, Austin, TX.

Harris, R. L. (2016, October 26). Deaf culture, Deaf community and ASL activism. Austin Community College, Austin,
Texas.

Harris, R., Loeffler, S., Brunton, M. & Grabelsky, S. (2016, July 21). White privilege @ National Deaf People of Color
conference. National Deaf People of Color conference, Austin, Texas.

Harris, R. (2016, April 22). Assessing ASL Skills: PRVAB-izing Your Assessment Tools. Rochester Institute of Technology,
ASL and Interpreting Education, Rochester, NY.

Harris, R. (2016, April 21). ASL in academic settings: Language features. Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT ASL
and Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC), Rochester, NY.

Harris, R. (2016, April 16). Assessing ASL Skills: PRVAB-izing Your Assessment Tools. Keynote speaker. University of
Louisville, Blue Grass ASL Teachers Association (BGASLTA), Louisville, KY.

Harris, R. (2016, April 4-8). ASL in academic settings: Language features. Gallaudet University Center for Bilingual
Teaching and Learning, Washington, DC.

Harris, R. (2016, March 23). ASL in academic settings: Language features. Gallaudet University Department of
Linguistics, Washington, DC.

Harris, R. (2015, October 6). American Sign Language Teaching: Career Prospects in 2025. Texas School for the Deaf,
Austin, Texas.

Harris, R. (2015, September 18). ASL/English Linking Strategies. University of Northern Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.
September 18, 2015.

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Harris, R. (2015, July 27). Endnote speaker. National biannual ASL Teachers Association (ASLTA) Conference,
Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Harris, R. (2015, May 19). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. Lamar
University, Beaumont, Texas.

Duren, D. & Harris, R. (2013, November). Naming in American Sign Language. ASL Gatherings, Gallaudet University,
Washington, DC. November, 11, 2013.

Harris, R. L. (2013, August). Academic ASL. Graduate Student Orientation, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
August 22, 2013.

Harris, R. L. (2013, August). ASL Rubric and Calibration. Faculty Development, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
August 19, 2013.

Harris, R. L. (2013, March). Technology and ASL Teaching: Friend or Foe? Austin ASL Professionals, Austin, TX. March
30, 2013.

Harris, R. L. (2013, March). Fingerspelling Strategies. National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Early
Childhood Education Summit, Austin, TX. March 22, 2013.

Harris, R. L. (2013, February). How Humanity Benefits from Deaf People and American Sign Language: A Deaf-Gain
Framework. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. February 7, 2013.

Harris, R. L. (2013, January). ASL Rubric and Calibration. Faculty Development, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
January 22, 2013.

Harris, R. L. (2012, May). ASL V: Advanced ASL. Austin Community College, Austin, TX. May 24, 2012.

Harris, R. L. (2012, April). Advancing Linguistic and Cognitive Skills in Deaf Children Using Extended Discourse. Sam
Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. April 30, 2012.

Harris, R. L. (2012, April). Describing Characteristics of People in American Sign Language. Sam Houston State
University, Huntsville, TX. April 30, 2012.

Harris, R. L. (2012, April). Advancing Linguistic and Cognitive Skills in Deaf Children Using Extended Discourse. ITF
703: Strategies for Developing Communication, Language and Cognition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and
Toddlers. Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. April 4, 2012.

Harris, R. L. (2012, March). Learning ASL: Family and Friends. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. March 21,
2012.

Harris, R. L. (2012, March). Academic Language: Crucial Foundation of Academic Success. University of Northern
Colorado, Denver, CO. March 20, 2012.

Harris, R. L. (2012, March). Preserve, Protect and Promote ASL: What Professionals in the ASL Community Can Do.
ASLFest! Hosted by Gallaudet University Regional Center (GURC) and Austin Community College (ACC). March 2, 2012.

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Harris, R. L. (2012, February). Master Narratives and Counter Narratives in the Deaf Community. Utah Valley
University, Provo, UT. February 27, 2012.

Harris, R. L. (2012, February). Academic Language Development: The Crucial Foundation for Academic Success. Utah
Valley University, Provo, UT. February 27, 2012.

Harris, R. L. & Nunn, C. (2011, December). Features of ASL in academic settings. ASL in Academics Lecture Series,
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. December 2, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2011, November). Sign Language Communities Research Ethics: Creating Deaf Counternarratives. Class
lecture: DST 700: Proseminar I, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. November, 30, 2011.

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. November 16, 2011.

Harris, R. L. & Jackerson, J. L. (2011, November). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for
academic success. Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind in-service training, Tucson, AZ. November 11, 2011.

Harris, R. L. & Jackerson, J. L. (2011, November). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for
academic success. ASL Roundtable Conference, Tucson, AZ. November 10, 2011.

Harris, R. L. & Jackerson, J. L. (2011, November). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for
academic success. Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, Phoenix, AZ. November 9, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2011, October). Academic language development: The crucial foundation for academic success. Texas
School for the Deaf, Austin, TX. October 14, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2011, October). Advancing linguistic and cognitive skills in deaf children using extended discourse.
University of Texas Department of Linguistics, Austin, TX. October 14, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2011, September). Culturally Inclusive Interpreting: Which culture? Whose inclusion? Gallaudet
University Regional Interpreter Education Center, Washington, DC. September 14, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2011, April). Advancing linguistic and cognitive skills in deaf children using extended discourse. National
American Sign Language and English Bilingual Early Childhood Education Summit, Washington, DC. April 8, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2011, February). Academic discourse in English and ASL. ASL in Academics Lecture Series, Gallaudet
University, Washington, DC. February 18, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2010, October). A case study of extended discourse in an ASL/English preschool classroom. Visual
Language, Visual Learning Lecture Series, Washington, DC. October 13, 2010.

Harris, R. L. (2010, October). Extended discourse in an ASL/English bilingual early childhood classroom. Kendall
Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day, Washington, DC. October 1,
2010.

Harris, R. L. (2010, September). Preparing to meet the wizard: Tips and resources. Visual Language, Visual Learning
Student Orientation, Washington, DC. September 11, 2010.

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Harris, R. L. (2010, September). Sign language communities research ethics. Visual Language, Visual Learning Student
Orientation, Washington, DC. September 10, 2010.

Harris, R. L. (2009, November). Extended discourse: Implications for ASL and English literacy. Texas School for the
Deaf Professional Development Day, Austin, TX. November 23, 2009.

Harris, R. L. (2009, October). Naming in American sign language. General Studies Lecture Series, Gallaudet University,
Washington, DC. October 9, 2009.

Harris, R. L. (2007, December). A case study of extended discourse: In a diverse ASL/English bilingual preschool
classroom. Colloquium on the Application of Qualitative methods to Classroom Research on Visual Learning, Gallaudet
University, Washington, DC. December 10, 2007.

Harris, R. L. (2007, February). Cummins’ academic language construct and ASL. Revolutions in Sign Language Studies -
Literature, Linguistics and Literacy: Academic Uses of Sign Language conference, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
February 23, 2006.

DiGaudio, A., Gardner, T., Harris, R., Holmes, H. (2005, March). Panel interviewer for Jonathan Kozol’s Shame of the
Nation: Resegregation, Inequality, and OverTesting in Public Education presentation. Schaefer Distinguished Lecture
Series, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC. March 30, 2005.

Bradford, T. & Harris, R. (2000, May). Sign language student-centered teaching. Mason Perkins Deafness Fund, Rome
and Perugia, Italy. May – June 2000.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Burcham, P. & Harris, R. (2017, July 15). The ASL and interpreting fields: Linguistic and cultural convergence. Deaf
Interpreter Conference II, Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Harris, R. (2017, June 30). The evolution of graduate sign language teacher preparation programs. American Sign
Language Teachers Association national biannual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Harris, R., Kushalnagar, P. & Paludneviciene, R. (2017, April 1). Open-ended cognitive interview approach: Rethinking
the gold standards for translating health measures to ASL. Interpretation and Translation Research Symposium,
Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Bahan, B., Bienvenu, M., Cagle, K., Harris, R., Hochgesang, J., Murray, J., Paludnevicius, Z., Pichler, D., and Sirvage, R.
(2013, July). Innovative ASL Tools. American Sign Language Teachers Association national biannual conference,
Charlotte, North Carolina.

Harris, R. L. (2011, July). Academic use of ASL: Advancing linguistic and cognitive development in deaf children.
American Sign Language Teachers Association national biannual conference, Seattle, Washington. July 2, 2011.

Harris, R. L. (2010, July). A case study of extended discourse in an ASL/English bilingual preschool classroom.
Presented as a part of a symposium titled The Language and Literacy Connection: Extended Discourse in ASL/English
Homes and Classrooms at International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, Vancouver, Canada. July 22, 2010.

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Harris, R. L. & MacGlaughlin, H. M. & Mertens, D. M. (2010, July). Partnerships between educators and researchers:
Sign language community research ethics. International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, Vancouver, Canada. July
21, 2010.

Harris, R. L. & MacGlaughlin, H. M., Mertens, D. M. & Guteng, S. (2010, July). Voices of new teachers: Implications for
teacher preparation of deaf and hard of hearing students with multiple disabilities. International Congress on the
Education of the Deaf, Vancouver, Canada. July 19, 2010.

Mertens, D. M., Brandt, S. B., Erting, C. J., Ewing, K. B., Guteng, S. C., Harris, R. L. & Holmes, H. M. (2008, February).
Voices of new teachers: Implications for teacher preparation of deaf and hard of hearing students with multiple
disabilities. Association for College Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) conference, Monterey, CA.
February 21, 2008.

Harris, R. L. & Holmes, H. M. (2007, November). Transformative evaluation in deafness: Learning from indigenous
peoples panel. American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference, Baltimore, MD. November 9, 2007.

Mertens, D. M., Holmes, H. M. & Harris, R. L. (2007, November). Transformative evaluation in service of social justice:
Presidential strand on social justice panel. American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference, Baltimore, MD.
November 10, 2007.

DiGaudio, A., Harris, R. & Holmes, H. (2005, February). Historical analysis of deafness and deaf people. Association for
College Educators of Deaf and Hard of Hearing conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada. February 26, 2005.

Harris, R. L. (2004, April). Strategies to help deaf children understand English text. Conference for Community and
School Awareness for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind (CASA/DHH) conference, Albuquerque, NM. April 3, 2004.

Harris, R. L. & Nover, S. (2004, April). Fingerspelling – the unexplored frontier: What we as parents and teachers can
do. Conference for Community and School Awareness for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind (CASA/DHH)
conference, Albuquerque, NM. April 2, 2004.



Grant Involvement
2016-2020 Office of Special Education Programs Cooperative Agreement # H326D160001 for the Technical Assistance
and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program --
Postsecondary Education Center for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Cawthon and
Garberoglio Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator). Role: Consultant.

2016-2018: National Institutes of Health R15 Grant # 7R15DC014816-02 “Deaf Signers’ Experience with Seeking Health
Information.” (Kushalnagar, Principal Investigator). Role: Senior Personnel.

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Journal Reviews & Editorial Work
Co-Editor, Journal of ASL and Literatures, 2015 - current
Reviewer, Youth Resilience & Culture, 2013
Reviewer, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 2012
Reviewer, Issues in Intercultural Communication Journal, 2011
Reviewer, Sign Language Studies Journal, 2011
Reviewer, Qualitative Inquiry Journal, 2010

Teaching and Curricular Work
Courses Taught (and Developed*):
GSR 103: ASL and Deaf Studies*
INT 453: Interpreting Interaction: Business-Government*
ASL 421: Introduction to ASL Instruction*
INT 492: Senior Seminar Project and Portfolio
ASL 495: ASL Mentorship*
ASL 495: ASL Teacher Assistant*
INT 714: Formal ASL*
ASL 741: Methods of Second/Sign Language Teaching*
ASL 743: Curriculum Development for Sign Language Education*
ASL 750: Assessing Second/Sign Language Skills*
ASL 752: Sign Language Practicum* (Face-to-face and Online)
ASL 760: Connecting Sign Language Research to Practice*
ASL 762: Seminar in Sign Language Teaching* (Face-to-face and Online)
ASL 790: Sign Language Teaching Internship* (Face-to-face and Online)
SGNL 1401: Elementary American Sign Language I* (Online)
SGNL 1402: Elementary American Sign Language II* (Online)
SGNL 2401: Intermediate American Sign Language I* (Online)
SGNL 2402: Intermediate American Sign Language II* (Online)
SGNL 3361: American Sign Language Culture* (Online)

Courses Developed*:
ASL 101: Basic American Sign Language I
ASL 102: Basic American Sign Language II
ASL 201: Conversational American Sign Language I
ASL 202: Conversational American Sign Language II
ASL 203: Advanced American Sign Language
ASL 302: Visual Content Resource Development
ASL 380: ASL Elocution: Applications
ASL 401: ASL Practicum
ASL 490: ASL Internship
ASL 709: Sign Language Media Production
ASL 745: Sign Language Teaching, Culture and History

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ASL 770: Sign Language Planning and Advocacy
ASL 777: Digital Medial and Marketing in the Sign Language Field

*Development indicates new/revised course proposals submitted to Council of Undergraduate Education and Council of
Graduate Education


Teaching & Advising
Teaching
SEMESTER COURSE # COURSE TITLE CREDITS ENROLLMENT/MAX
SUMMER 2018 ASL 741.HY01 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 14/15
ASL 741.HY02 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 14/15
ASL 750.HY01 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 14/15
ASL 750.HY02 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 15/15

SPRING 2018 ASL 790.OL4 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 6/6


ASL 799.OL1 Orature and Literature in Black Deaf Comm. 3 1/1
ASL 799.OL2 LSM Literature Development & Analysis 3 1/1
DST 799.OL1 Critical Pedagogy 3 1/1

FALL 2017 ASL 752.OL1 Sign Language Practicum 3 10/10


ASL 752.OL2 Sign Language Practicum 3 10/10
ASL 799.OL1 Digital Education Development 3 1/1

SUMMER 2017 ASL 741.HY01 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 17/15


ASL 741.HY02 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 17/15
ASL 750.HY01 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 17/15
ASL 750.HY02 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 16/15

SPRING 2017 ASL 790.OL1 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 6/6


ASL 790.OL2 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 6/6

FALL 2016 ASL 741.OL1 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 14/15


ASL 741.OL2 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 13/15

SPRING 2016 ASL 790.OL1 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 6/6


ASL 790.OL2 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 6/6
ASL 790.OL3 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 6/6

FALL 2015 ASL 752.OL1 Sign Language Practicum 3 10/10


ASL 752.OL2 Sign Language Practicum 3 10/10
ASL 752.OL3 Sign Language Practicum 3 8/10

SUMMER 2015 ASL 741.HY1 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 14/15


ASL 741.HY2 Methods of Teaching Sign Language 3 14/15
ASL 750.HY1 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 14/15
ASL 750.HY2 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 13/15
ASL 790.OL1 Sign Language Internship 3 1/1

SPRING 2015 ASL 790.OL1 Sign Language Internship 3 5/5


ASL 790.OL2 Sign Language Internship 3 5/5
ASL 790.OL3 Sign Language Internship 3 5/5

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SUMMER 2014 ASL 752.OL1 Sign Language Practicum 3 5/10
ASL 790.01 Sign Language Internship 3 5/5
ASL 760.01 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 16/15
ASL 760.02 Assessing Sign Language Skills 3 15/15

SPRING 2014 ASL 790.OL3 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 4/4


ASL 795.OL2 Connecting SL Research to Practice 3 9/15
ASL 895.OL1 Connecting SL Research to Practice 3 1/1

FALL 2013 ASL 752 OL2 Sign Language Practicum 3 8/10


ASL 762.OL1 Seminar in Sign Language Teaching 3 19/10

SUMMER 2013 ASL 752.OL1 Sign Language Practicum 3 10/10


ASL 790.OL1 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 3/4

SPRING 2013 ASL 790.OL3 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 4/4

FALL 2012 ASL 752 OL2 Sign Language Practicum 3 7/8


ASL 752 OL3 Sign Language Practicum 3 7/8
ASL 762.01 Seminar in Sign Language Teaching 3 12/15

SUMMER 2012 ASL 762.01 Seminar in Sign Language Teaching 3 10/15


ASL 762.02 Seminar in Sign Language Teaching 3 15/15

SPRING 2012 ASL 790.OL5 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 4/4

FALL 2011 ASL 752 OL2 Sign Language Practicum 3 13


ASL 799.02 Features of ASL in Academics 3 1
ASL 799.03 ASL Diagnostics and Therapy 3 1
ASL 799.OL5 Academic Language – ASL/English 3 1

SUMMER 2011 ASL 741.01 Methods of Sign Language Teaching 3 18


ASL 741.02 Methods of Sign Language Teaching 3 16
ASL 762.01 Seminar in Sign Language Teaching 3 8

SPRING 2011 ASL 495.01 ASL Mentorship Program 3 5


ASL 495.02 ASL Teacher Assistant 3 6
ASL 495.03 Hong Kong Sign Language (ASSIST) 3 12
ASL 499.01 Modeling ASL Signs 3 1
ASL 709 ASL Media Production (ASSIST) 3 15
ASL 760 Assessing Second Language Skills 3 6
ASL 790 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 4
DST 799.03 Deaf Studies Thesis 1 1

FALL 2010 ASL 421 Introduction to ASL Instruction 3 4


ASL 499.01 ASL Teacher Assistant Program 3 6
ASL 499.02 ASL Mentorship Program 3 6
ASL 741 Methods of Second Language Teaching 3 7
ASL 762 Seminar in Sign Language Teaching 3 5
ASL 799.01 Sign Language Teaching Internship 3 1
ASL 799.03 ASL Film Production I 3 1
ASL 799.04 ASL Practicum 3 1

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*Semesters from 2006 through 2010 not included.

Advising

2018, Field Experience/Career Advisor, 28+


2017 Field Experience/Career Advisor, 34+
2016, Field Experience/Career Advisor, Spring 2016, 25+; Fall 2017, 24+
2015, Field Experience Advisor, 28+
2014, Graduate Students: 65+, Doctoral Dissertation committee, 1
2013 – 2014, Graduate students: 65+; Doctoral Dissertation committee, 1
2012- 2013, Graduate students: 41+
2011 – 2012, Graduate students: 36+
2010 – 2011, Undergraduate students: 12; Green Gallaudet Organization Advisor
2008 – 2010, Green Gallaudet Organization Advisor


Professional and Campus Service
Professional Service
-Co-coordinator, TexASL Professionals Workshops in greater Austin area for ASL professionals, 2015 – 2016
-Interviewee, Deaf Perspectives, Sorenson Headquarters (December 21, 2013)
-Screener, ASL Teachers Association (ASLTA) Conference Call for Papers Screening Committee, 2013
-Member, Texas ASL Curriculum Team, 2012-2013
-Member, Austin ASL Professionals, 2012-2013

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-Consultant, Austin Community College ASL & ITP, San Antonio College ASL & ITP program & Sam Houston State
University ASL program, 2012-2013

External Consulting/Evaluation
-Harris, R. L. (2016, March). Online ASL Program Evaluation: Brigham Young University – Hawaii. Internal document.
-Harris, R. L. (2015, September). Faculty 3rd Year Evaluation: Utah Valley University. Internal document.
-Harris, R. L. (2015, September). Faculty Tenure Evaluation: Rochester Institute of Technology. Internal document.
-Harris, R. L. (2015, May). Faculty Pedagogical Evaluation: University of Virginia. Internal document.
-Mertens, D. M., Brandt, S., Harris, R. L., & Holmes, H. M. (2007). Project SUCCESS: Summative Evaluation Report.
Unpublished manuscript.

Program
-Co-director, MASLED program, 2016 - present
-Mentor, Coordinator of MASLED program, 2014-2015
-Co-coordinator, MASLED events - Graduate Student Orientation, Welcome Back Luncheon, Farewell/Program
Graduation, 2011 - 2014
-Annual program and course revisions and new course proposals, 2010 - 2014
-Coordinated practicum and internship placement, 2011 - 2014
-Maintain private Facebook pages for MA-SLED alumni and students, 2011 - 2014
-E-mail manager, signlanguageeducation@gallaudet.edu, 2011 - 2014
-Coordinate and process program applicant reviews and recommendations, 2011 - 2014
-Maintain program website (and handbook), 2011 – 2014
-Wrote proposal for new graduate degree program, 2010 - 2011
-Revisions of ASL undergraduate program; five new courses developed (ASL 201, 202, 203, 401 and 490; revised six
courses (ASL 101, 102, 301, 303, 304, 480); added ASL as a minor, and revised ASL as a major requirements (all
approved May 2011).
-Revisions of ASL graduate courses: ASL 709, 741, 743, 760, 762 and 790 – all approved by Senate May 2011. Submitted
new revisions for MA-SLT program and following courses: ASL 709, 724, 752, 762, 770 and 790 (pending CGE and
Faculty Senate approval).
-Department representative, GSPP chairs meeting, Spring 2011
-Designed, produced and marketed program brochure and two promotional videos, 2011-2013
-Program coordinator, 2010 - current

Department
-Chair, ASL Pre-Tenure Track/Tenure Track Search Committee, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
-Chair, ASL BA Tenure-Track Search Committee, Spring 2016
-ASL Connect: Tutorial Services Beta Testing, Spring 2016
-Member, ASL Ph.D. program proposal committee, 2012 - 2015
-Tenure-Track Faculty Position Interview Committee Chair, Spring 2014
-Evaluator, new incoming students, 2010 - 2013
-Mentor, JumpStart: American Sign Language coordinator/faculty, July-August 2013
-Member, SLCC 3102 renovation team, 2011-2013
-Presenter, Dr. Nathie Marbury Dedication & Award, Austin Community College (March 2, 2013)
-Presenter, ASL 770: Sign Language Planning and Advocacy, Program Planning at the Collegiate Level (January 28, 2013)

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-Presenter, Technology Tools for Online Teaching, ASL and Deaf Studies Retreat (January 21, 2013)
-Recruiter, Academic Fair (August 23, 2012)
-Presenter, Technology Tools for Online Teaching, ASL and Deaf Studies Retreat (January 21, 2013)
-Advisor on ASL Program needs for Department Chair, 2012 – 2013
-Supervisor, new full-time temporary ASL faculty positions with ASL2 program, 2011-2012
-Mentor, visiting professor, Spring 2011
-Mentor, ASL 709 adjunct professor, Fall 2011
-Interview Committee Member, Fall 2010

University
-Office of Distance Education subcommittee, developing draft online peer evaluation, Winter 2015-2016
-Beta tester of various software and apps (e.g. Kaltura, Sharestream, Ensemble) with GTS, Fall 2015
-Translator and Signer, Research Priorities Bilingual Survey, Fall 2015
-Co-presenter, Naming in ASL, ASL Gathering (November 11, 2013)
-Presenter, Academic ASL, Graduate Student Orientation (August 22, 2013)
-Presenter, ASL Calibration workshop, Faculty Development Week (August 19, 2013)
-Advisory board member, Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners Ph.D. program, 2012 - current
-Member, Gallaudet Smoking Policy committee, 2010 - 2013
-Member, Graduate Dean Search Committee, August 2012 – February 2013
-Presenter, ASL Calibration workshop, Faculty Development Week (January 22, 2013)
-Consult, Green Gallaudet/Sustainability Director, Student Body Government, 2012-2013
-Panelist, Department of Education Ph.D. Graduate Orientation (August 25, 2012)
-Actor, Gallaudet Technology Services: Behind-the-Scenes, 2012
-Committee Member, ASL in Academics Lecture Series, 2011-2012
-Resurrected walk-in faculty/staff ASL courses, 2011-2012
-ASL consultant, Faculty Senate Presidential Interview videos, 2010
-ASL model/translator, Office of Bilingual Learning and Teaching, 2010
-Member, Academic Technology Webconferencing, 2010

Selected Professional Development
-Board for Evaluation of Interpreters Raters training, San Antonio College, August 11 - 12, 2018
-Multicultural Transformative Institute (MCTI), Gallaudet University, June 4 – 10, 2018
-Access to Counsel: Interpreters at The Table, Carla Mathers, Esq., November 18, 2017
-IRAC: Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion – for Court Interpreting, Carla Mathers, Esq., November 17, 2017
-Intersectionalities and ASL Teaching, November 14, 2015
-GoReact: Online Video Assessment Made Ridiculously Easy, June 13, 2015
-Deaf Women of Color conference, April 17 – 19, 2015
-Texas Latino Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Symposium, February 7, 2015
-Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Online Course, January 22, 2014
-Online Learning Consortium, Introduction to the Essentials and Online Presentation Tools, October 3, 2014
-Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) online course, July 30, 2013
-ASL Assimilation, Franky Ramont Schussel, Austin Community College, June 1, 2013
-ASL Politics: A Necessary Evil, Ritchie Bryant, Austin Community College, April 27, 2013
-True-Work ASL Curriculum training, Austin Community College, January 8 – 9, 2013

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-Enhancing Instructor Presence in the Online Language Classroom, Wiley Faculty Network, October 10, 2012
-Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, Inside Higher Education, September 24, 2012,
-Transcription of Sign Language, PST course, Dr. Julie Hochgesang, Spring 2010
-Depiction, PST course, Dr. Paul Dudis, Spring 2010

Certifications, Awards and Recognition
Gallaudet University Lavender Graduation Certification of Appreciation, 2017
Gallaudet University Lavender Graduation Certification of Appreciation, 2016
Honorary American Sign Language Teachers Association Professional Certificate Award, 2015
Gallaudet University LGBTQA Resource Center: Most Distinguished Ally Award, 2015
Gallaudet University Lavender Graduation Certification of Appreciation, 2015
Gallaudet University College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, 2014
American Sign Language Teaching Association (ASLTA) Program Excellence Award, 2013
Kappa Gamma Faculty of the Year Award, 2011
Faces of Graduate Faculty Award, 2010
Foerderer Scholar, 2004 - 2007
Deaflympic Winter Games Medalist, Davos, Switzerland, 1999
Fulbright Scholar, 1998
American Sign Language Teaching Association (ASLTA), Qualified Certification, 1998

Notarization. I have read the above following and certify that this curriculum vitae is a current and accurate statement
of my professional record.

Signature______________________________ Date______12/1/2018________________

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