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Executive Director:
Edgar Palmer 

ODES Staff

Hall of Memorial Building S 141
Gallaudet University 
800 Florida Ave NE Washington, DC 20002  

202-559-5396 (videophone)


Brian H. Greenwald, PhD
Director of Schuchman Center
& Professor of History
SLCC 1301 and HMB S235E

Jean Lindquist Bergey
Associate Director
SLCC 1301

(202) 250-2905 (videophone)
(202) 651-5635 (voice)

Academic Programs and Departments

Education Department

The Education Department at Gallaudet University offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs to prepare teachers to work with all ages of deaf and hard of hearing children in various kinds of educational programs and settings.


Dr. Maribel Gárate Ph.D.

Tramell Henson

Fowler Hall (FH) 304

(202) 250-2468 (videophone)
(202) 651-5530 (tty)
(202) 651-5530 (voice)
(202) 651-5860 (fax)

Academic Programs and Departments

English Department

The Gallaudet University Department of English offers deaf and hard of hearing students a major in English with flexibility that allows them to focus in areas such as writing, teaching, or literature. The Department also offers two minors in English and Journalism.


Jennifer Nelson Ph.D.

Hall Memorial Building (HMB) W-212

(202) 618-6796 (videophone)
(202) 651-5580 (voice)

Academic Programs and Departments

English Language Institute

The mission of the Gallaudet University's English Language Institute (ELI) is to provide an intensive English as a Second Language program for American and international deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Bilingual instruction in both American Sign Language and written English provides a multicultural environment for ELI students to achieve academic, professional, and personal language goals.


Hall Memorial Building (HMB) E253

(202) 250-2606 (videophone)
(202) 651-5721 (voice)
(202) 448-6954 (fax)


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