Education

The Department of Education engages in research and innovation in teaching and learning contexts with an eye to the kind of intellectual, linguistic, and social development that is optimal and which is congruent with the strengths inherent in Deaf and hard of hearing learners as human beings and who are by nature visually-inclined.


Assessing the assessment: Reliability and fairness in the Teacher Work Sample

ID: 3078
Status: Ongoing
Start date: August 2016
End Date: August 2020

Description

This study will present the results of a reliability and fairness evaluation of the Teacher Work Sample (TWS), a performance assessment for preservice teachers, used at one university. The TWS is a high-stakes assessment and, as such, issues of fairness and reliability are critical, particularly when trying to promote increased diversity in the teacher workforce. Dimensions of ethnicity, gender, and hearing status are reviewed as part of this study.

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Yuknis, C. (2019, April). Do teacher candidates get a fair shake on high-stakes performance assessments? Presented at the American Education Research Association Conference in Toronto, Canada.


Exploring the Experiences of Deaf Student Athletes at a Deaf University

ID: 3846
Status: Ongoing
Start date: May 2019
End Date: December 2019

Description

There is minimal research regarding deaf student athletes who play sports for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) institutions. Thus, little is known about the experiences of deaf student athletes. This qualitative case study seeks to explore the experiences of a select group of deaf student athletes who attend Gallaudet University, the world's only university designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people. Potential findings from this study will contribute to the limited literature and provide stakeholders with a better understanding of this specific population of NCAA student athletes.

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Transitioning from high school to college: Student perceptions of preparation

ID: 2567
Status: Ongoing
Start date: August 2015
End Date: August 2021

Description

There is a disconnect between the number of students who enter college and the number who graduate. Research demonstrates that a high percentage of deaf students enter postsecondary education; however few persist to graduation. The question we are left with is how to identify the barriers preventing deaf students from graduating at the same rate as their hearing counterparts. The study will interview first-year deaf college students in order to understand their perspectives regarding their transition to college. Moreover, the study will examine how they describe preparedness and resolve perceived challenges.

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Yuknis, C., Tibbitt, J., & Zimmerman, H. (2019, April). Acquiring adulthood: A grounded theory of deaf experiences transitioning to college. Accepted for presentation at the American Education Research Association Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Zimmerman, H., Tibbitt, J., & Yuknis, C. (2019, February). Acquiring adulthood: A grounded theory of deaf experiences transitioning to college. Presented at the Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.


Appanah,T.

ID: 4001
Status: Ongoing
Start date: February 2020
End Date: February 2020

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The impact of using a bilingual approach in writing instruction on the writing performance of deaf students

ID: 3733
Status: Completed
Start date: March 2019
End Date: September 2020

Description

This collaborative study with a school for the deaf will investigate the impact of the use of a bilingual approach in writing instruction on the writing performance of deaf students. The study will provide information on the value of students using their first language, American Sign Language to discuss their writing during peer and teacher conferences. This research will provide information to educators of the deaf on the use of a bilingual approach in the writing instruction of deaf students. Results of this study will be significant for teacher preparation programs that prepare teachers for the deaf on the value of using a bilingual approach to teach writing. Participants will include seventeen 3rd grade students and their teachers from a school for the deaf with a bilingual philosophy in deaf education. Students will participate in the peer and teacher conferences during the writing process in their regular language arts classroom. Writing samples will be scored by two raters. All students will be interviewed on their value and perception of their writing. Interview data will be analyzed using the grounded theory approach. A focus group will be held with the teachers to determine their perceptions of their students' writing performance.

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Scholarship and creative activity

2018

De Avacedo Fronza, C.; Gerner de Garcia, B.A. & Karnopp, L.B. (In press). Literacy of the deaf in Brazil. Chapter in J. Andrews & Q. Wang (Eds.) Multiple Paths to Become Literate: International Perspectives in Deaf Education. Washington, DC. Gallaudet Press.

2018

Neild, R. & Appanah, T. (2018, July). Practical Strategies for Families and Educators of Deaf Learners with Autism. Presented at Texas Statewide Conference on Education: 18th Biennial, Grapevine, TX.

2018

Batamula, C. Mitchiner, J., Kite, B.J. (March 2018). More Than Words: The Hundred Languages of Deaf Children. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. Denver, CO.

Batamula, C., Pudans-Smith, K. (October, 2017). Examining Language and Access for Deaf in Central Tanzania. International Journal of Education and Science, 4(9), 20-28.

Graham, P., Batamula, C. (March 2018). Strengthening Vocabulary Use Through Dialogues. Presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. Denver, CO.

Graham, P., Batamula, C., Horejes, T. (March 2018). Using Collaborative Data Collections to Strengthen IEP Discourse. Presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. Denver, CO.

2018

Gerner de García, B.A.(2017). Advocating for the Language Rights of Immigrant DHH Students. Presented at the Breaking Barriers: 5th Biennial Conference. Council de Manos. Marino del Rey, CA.

2017

Appanah T. (November 2016). Assessing Student Writing: Portfolio Development. A presentation for leadership, Louisiana School for the Deaf, Baton Rouge, LA.

Appanah, T. & Keith, C. (Spring 2017). Developing Family Collaboration in Pre-Service Teachers. ACE-DHH Conference, San Antonio, TX

Appanah, T. & Neild, R. (Summer 2017). Preparing pre-service teachers for family collaboration. Presentation at the Marymount University International Conference, Arlington, VA.

Appanah, T. (2017) Writing Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems: Implications for Assessment and Instruction Barbara Arfé, Julie Dockrell, and Virginia Berninger (Eds) (2014) New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 356 ISBN 978-0-19-982728-2.

Appanah, T. (November 2016). Writing Instruction for Deaf Students. A presentation for teachers, Texas School for the Deaf, Austin, TX,

Neild, R. & Appanah, T. (Summer 2017). Encouraging pre-service teachers to reflect and set goals. Presentation at the Marymount University International Conference, Arlington, VA.

Yuknis, C., Santini, J. & Appanah, T. (April 2017). Support of Deaf Students – And All Students, Educational Leadership,74(7), 68-72.

2019

Appanah T. & Neild, R. (Spring 2019). Developing Metacognition Skills in the Writing of Deaf ASL Dominant Adolescents. Poster. Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of hearing Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Appanah, T. & Neild, R. (Summer 2019). Literacy: From the Classroom to the Living Room. 2019 ASDC Conference, Newark, DE

Neild, R. & Appanah, T. (Spring 2019). Reflection, Goals, Feedback and Practicum Students. Presented at the 2019 Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of hearing Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Neild, R. & Appanah, T. (Summer 2019). Deaf Students with Disabilities: Including Literacy and Increasing Independence. Presented at Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2019, Richmond-Midlothian, VA.

2016

Appanah, T. (2015, October). Developing Family Collaboration in Pre-Service Teadhers. Presented at the Multicultural Advanced Institute Mini Conference, Gallaudet University,Washington Dc.

2016

Batamula, C., Graham, P., Scarboro-Hensley, J. (2016, March). 100 Languages of All Children: Empowering Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children to Express Themselves. Presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. San Diego, CA.

Batamula, C., Mitchiner, J., Kite, B.J., Keith, C. (2016,March). Family Language Policy & Planning: How to develop a visible language plan for your family? Presented at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. San Diego, CA.

2018

Yuknis, C. & Bernstein, E. R. (2017). Supporting students with non-disclosed disabilities--A collective and humanizing approach. In K. Aquino & E. Kim (Eds.), Disability as Diversity in Higher Education: Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success (pp. 1 – 11). New York: Routledge.

2018

Castillero, A. & Gárate-Estes, M. (Eds.) (2018). Maximizando el Potencial de los Niños, Jóvenes y Adultos Sordos. Panamá City, Panamá: Editorial Fuga.

Gárate-Estes, M. (2018) Educación bilingüe para el niño sordo: Bases teóricas y metodología. [Bilingual education for Deaf children: Theoretical bases and methodologies]. In Castillero & Gárate-Estes (Eds.) Maximizando el Potencial de los Niños, Jóvenes, y Adultos Sordo. Panamá City, Panamá: Editorial Fuga.

Gárate-Estes, M. (2018) Facilitando la adquisición de la lengua de señas en el salón de clases. [Promoting sign language acquisition in the classroom]. In Castillero & Gárate-Estes (Eds.) Maximizando el Potencial de los Niños, Jóvenes, y Adultos Sordo. Panamá City, Panamá: Editorial Fuga.

Gárate-Estes, M. (2018, April). Opening our minds by examining our beliefs. Keynote address at the Early Childhood Education Summit IX, Washington, DC.

Gárate-Estes, M. (2018, June). Estrategias de lecto-escritura con alumnos sordos [Reading and writing strategies for deaf students] Five-day workshop for teachers at the 14th Seminario Modelo Educativo Bilingüe: Señalees CDMX, México. June 2018.

2018

Yuknis, C. (2018). Transforming instruction through universal design for learning. The Reformer, May, 85-93.

2018

Yuknis, C., Everette, M., Musiowsky, T., & Ende, F. (2018, March). Igniting your advocacy through writing. Presentation presented at the ASCD Annual Conference in Boston, MA.

2018

Mitchiner, J. & Lytle, L. (2018). A positive perspective: Preparing professionals to work with deaf and hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and their families. The Odyssey, 19, 10-14.

2017

Kite, B.J. (2016) Collaboration with Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education: Dispelling Myths of Language Acquisition, Online Moderator 2016 Retrieved from http://clerccenteronline.ning.com/topic-interest-groups/inaugurationeventmythsoflanguageaquisition/who-s-who

2017

Kite, B.J. (2017) Family Language Planning in American Sign Language and English Families. Workshop Presentation. Assessing a Deaf Child's ASL, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., June 22 – 24.

2017

Garate, M., Batamula, C., & Kite, B.J. (2016). Deaf Education. In Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Ed. Luanna Meyer. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kite, B.J. (2016). Collaboration with Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education: Dispelling Myths of Language Acquisition, Online Moderator 2016 Retrieved from http://clerccenteronline.ning.com/topic-interest-groups/inaugurationeventmythsoflanguageaquisition/who-s-who.

Kite, B.J. (2017) . Family Language Planning in American Sign Language and English Families. Workshop Presentation. Assessing a Deaf Child's ASL, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., June 22 – 24.

Kite, B.J. (2017). Family Language Planning- What's the Best Fit for your Family? Keynote Presentation. Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA, March 25.

2017

Kite, B.J. (2017) Family Language Planning- What's the Best Fit for your Family? Keynote Presentation. Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Pittsburgh, PA, March 25.

2011

Mertens, D. M. & Bledsoe, K. (2011, June). Transformative mixed methods evaluation. Invited presentation at the American Evaluation Association and Centers for Disease Control annual evaluation conference in Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. & Mager, V. (2010, October). Gender and transformative evaluation. Presented at the Evaluation Conclave, New Delhi, India.

Mertens, D. M. & Solomon, C. (2010, October). Transformative evaluation mixed methods. Presented at The Evaluation Conclave, New Delhi, India.

Mertens, D. M. (2010). Social transformation and evaluation. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 10(2), pp. 3-10.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, December). The evaluator's professional growth path. Presentation at the Washington Evaluator's meeting, Washington, DC.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, November). Transformative lens applied to gender focused evaluation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, October). Context matters in social justice research. Presentation to the Faculty of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, October). Linking Aboriginal health research with social justice goals. Aboriginal Health Education and Research Unit, Geraldton, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, October). Linking evaluation and social justice. Presented as part of the Australasian Evaluation Society's Professional Development Programme in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Credibility of research evidence from a transformative stance. Videoconference presentation at the Building Research Capacity Seminar, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Disability research and social transformation. Presentation at the Donald Beasley Research Institute, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Introduction to transformative research [Lecture]. Massey University Graduate School, Palmerston University, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Social transformation and research. Presentation at the NGA̅ PAE O TE MA̅RAMATANGA Seminar at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2010, September). Transformative research with the disability community. Presentation at Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, Wellington New Zealand.

Mertens, D. M. (2011). Mixed methods as tools for social change. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1-3.

Mertens, D. M. (2011). Publishing mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 5(1), p. 3-6.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). Mixed methods in evaluation: Theories and approaches. Invited presentation at the Evaluation Curriculum group meeting in Hyderabad, India.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). Research and social transformation. Research colloquium at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). The challenges surrounding creating a research project. Invited presentation at the Association of College & Research Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, April). What is the difference between traditional and transformative research? Research colloquium at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, July). UNIFEM/IPEN transformative mixed methods evaluation. Workshop presented in Almaty, Kazakhstan for UN Women.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Current issues in mixed methods research. Plenary presentation at the International Mixed Methods conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Evaluation of poverty reduction programs in Sri Lanka. Invited presentation at the Centre for Poverty Analysis, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Methodological guidance in evaluation for social justice. Invited presentation at the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association's annual meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, June). Mixed methods contribution to social change. Presentation at the International Mixed Methods conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, May). Publishing mixed methods research. Presentation at the Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark South Africa.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, May). The ethics of transformational research. Presentation at the Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark South Africa.

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

Mertens, D. M., Sullivan, M., & Stace, H. (2011). Disability communities: Transformative research and social justice. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of qualitative research, 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA.

2012

Mertens, D. M. & Bledsoe, K. (2011, November). Transformative mixed methods in evaluation. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Mertens, D. M. & Freshwater, D. (2012, June). Publishing in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Presented at the International Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. & Wilson, A. T. (2012). Program evaluation theory and practice: A comprehensive guide. New York, NY: Guilford.

Mertens, D. M. (2011). Integrating pathways: Research and policy making in pursuit of social justice. International Review of Qualitative Research, 4(2),149-170.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, November). Application of the AEA public statement on cultural competence in evaluation: Examples from projects in the Deaf community. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, November). Differences in viewpoints with regard to the purpose of an evaluation when stakeholders know the funded program is ending. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, October). Linking social justice and program evaluation. Keynote address at the meeting of the Oregon Program Evaluation Network, Portland, OR.

Mertens, D. M. (2011, October). Poverty, human rights and transformative research. Keynote address at the Building Solutions to Poverty: Methods and Metrics for Identifying Success Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Ethics and social justice in ethnocultural qualitative research. In D. K. Nagata, L. P. Kohn-Wood, & L. A. Suzuki (Eds.), Qualitative strategies for ethnocultural research. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Ethics in qualitative research in education and social sciences. In S. D. Lapan, M. T. Quartaroli, & F. J. Riemer (Eds.), Qualitative research: An introduction to methods and designs (pp. 19-40). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Philosophical, theoretical, and methodological stances in program evaluation. Presented at the conference for Teaching Evaluation in South Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Professionalization of evaluation for the challenges in modern societies. Presented at the conference for The Future of Evaluation in Modern Societies, Centrum fur Evaluation, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Program evaluation without a client: The case of the disappearing intended users. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25(3), 47-57.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Social transformation and evaluation. In M. Alkin (Ed.), Roots (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). When human rights is the starting point for evaluation. In M. Segone (Ed.), Evaluation for equity: Fostering human rights and development results. New York, NY: United Nations.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, August). Evaluation paradigms, theories, and approaches. Presented at the conference for Teaching Evaluation in South Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, August). Mixed methods research in the service of social justice. Plenary address at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, February). Human rights and foreign language research. Presented for Foreign Language Department research seminar, Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, February). Human rights and transformative mixed methods research in education. Presented for the Georgia State University College of Education Research Series, Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, January). Feminist perspectives in development evaluation. Presented at the African Evaluation Association conference, Ghana, Africa.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, January). Methodological guidance in evaluation for social justice. Presented at the Webinar on Equity Focused Evaluation.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, January). Rights and responsibilities in development evaluation: A transformative view. Presented at a panel at the meeting of the African Evaluation Association, Ghana, Africa.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, July). Contributions of indigenous researchers to quality in research. Presented at the meeting of the International Sociological Association, Sydney, Australia.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, July). Ethics and designing educational research. Presented at the University College, Cork, Ireland.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, July). Goodness of fit: Framing and designing educational research [Lecture]. Summer school for Education and Social Science Researchers, University College, Cork, Ireland.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, June). Culture and context in mixed methods research. Plenary speech at the the International Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, June). Mixed methods program evaluation designs. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association and Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, May). Ethics of use for qualitative research as a global endeavor. Presented at the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign/Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, May). Navigating the terrain of social justice: Multiple voices in mixed methods research. Keynote address at the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign/Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, September). Transformative research with the disability community. Presented at the Rehabilitation International Arab Region Conference, Doha, Qatar.

Mertens, D. M., Sullivan, M., & Stace, H. (2011). Transformative research in the disability community. In N. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mertens, D.M. & Freshwater, Dawn. (2012, June). Training for reviewers of mixed methods research. Presented at the International Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Munger, K., & Mertens, D. M. (2011). Conducting research with the disability community: A rights based approach. In T. S. Rocco (Ed.), Challenging ableism, understanding disability, including adults with disabilities in workplaces and learning spaces (pp. 23-34). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

2013

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Program evaluation without a client: The case of the disappearing intended users. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25(3), 47-57.

Mertens, D. M. (2012). Transformative mixed methods: Addressing inequities. American Behavioral Scientist, 56(6), 802-813.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). Evaluation 101. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). Evaluation theory branches or ocean currents. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). Social justice theorists grow stronger every day. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2012, October). When human rights is the starting point for evaluation. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M. (2013). Mixed methods. In A. Trainor & E. Graue (Eds.), Reviewing qualitative research in the social sciences (pp. 139-150). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mertens, D. M. (2013). What does a transformative lens bring to credible evidence? New Directions in Evaluation, 138, 27-36.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, April). Transformative paradigm and research in nursing the health professions. Presented at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, August). Addressing human rights challenges in program evaluation. Presented at Encompass, Rockville, MD.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, July). Evaluation questions matched to methods: Step back and reflect. Presented at the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, July). Mixed methods in evaluation: Enhancing effectiveness of corporate investment. Presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, March). Mixed methods in evaluation and policy research. Presented at the University of Warsaw, Academy of Evaluation, Warsaw, Poland.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, May). Ethical issues of interviewing members of marginalized communities outside academia. Presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, May). Indigenous pathways into social research: An overview. Presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M. (2013, May). Transformative mixed methods as a tool to address complexity associated with inequity. Presented at the meeting of the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL.

Mertens, D. M., & Heather, Z. (2013, April). A transformative framework for culturally responsive evaluations. Presented at the meeting of the Center for Responsive Evaluation and Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Mertens, D. M., & Hesse-Biber, S. (2013). Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation. New Directions in Evaluation, 138, 5-14.

Mertens, D. M., & Solomon, C. (2013, February). Transformative evaluation. Presented at the meeting of the Evaluation Conclave, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Mertens, D. M., & Stewart, N. (2013). The feminist practice of program evaluation. In S. Hesse-Biber (Ed.), Feminist research practice ( 2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mertens, D. M., Campbell, P., & Jolly, E. (2012, October). Using environmental scans to increase the validity of evaluations with diverse populations. Presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Mertens, D. M., Cram, F., & Chilisa, B. (Eds.). (2013). Indigenous researchers' journeys. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2017

Mitchiner, J. & Gough, M. (2017). Supporting deaf and hard of hearing preschool students' emerging ASL skills: A Bilingual approach. Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 18 (1), p. 32-36.

Mitchiner, J. (2016). Taube Eltern CI-Implantierter Kinder und ihre Vorstellungen zum bimodalen Bilingualismus (Teil I). [Deaf Parents of Cochlear Implanted Children: Beliefs on Bimodal Bilingualism] In: DAS Zeitschrift fur Sprach und Kultur Gehorloser, Nr. 103., S.282-296.

Mitchiner, J. (2017, April). Project-Based Studies with Young children. Presented at 2017 Early Childhood Education Summit, Rochester, NY.

Mitchiner, J., Garate, M., Reisnaur, M., Batamula, C., & Kite, B. (2017, April). Family Language Policy and Planning: ASL and English Bilingual Approach. Presentation at 2017 Early Childhood Education Summit, Rochester, NY.

2017

Appanah, T. & Neild, R. (Summer 2017). Preparing pre-service teachers for family collaboration. Presentation at the Marymount University Internation Conference, Arlington, VA.

Arnett, S., Fitzpatrick, M. & Theoharis, R. (2016). Foundations of Special Education: Understanding Students with Exceptionalities (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendal Hunt.

Fitzpatrick, M., & Neild, R. (2016). Assistive technology in the classroom: Benefits deaf and hard of hearing students. Odyssey-Extr. Retreived from https://www.gallaudet.edu/Documents/Clerc/Odyssey/2016_issue/ODYSSEY_EXTRA_2015-2016_Fitzpatrick_Neild_FINAL.pdf.

Neid. R. (2017, April). Strategies for teaching deaf learners with autism. Workhop conducted at the meeting of the Washington State Regional Center, Seattle, WA.

Neid. R. (2017, June). Deaf learners with autism. Workhop conducted at Kansas School for the Deaf, Olathe, KS.

Neild, R. & Appanah, T. (2017,Summer). Encouraging pre-service teachers to reflect and set goals. Presentation at the Marymount University International Conference, Arlington, VA.