The Government and Public Affairs program emphasizes the links between research, learning, and activism. Much of the research effort by both faculty and students focuses on issues such as international and domestic human rights and influencing political processes, often integrating the areas of law, politics, and organizational behavior.
Following a new paradigm that the issue of sustained attention observed among young deaf students is due to limited exposure to language, this study attempts to document quantitatively the attention behavior during a book-reading lesson in a preschool class where everyone has full access to communication.
Kuntze, M., & Schott, L. (2017, February). Analysis of eye gazes and attention maintenance in a preschool class. Paper presented at Association of Collegiate Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Koulidobrova, E., Kuntze, M., & Dostal, H. (2018). If you use ASL, should you study ESL? Limitations of a modality-b(i)ased policy. Language 94(4).
O'Brien, C. Kroner, C., & Placier, P. (2015). Deaf culture and academic culture: Cultivating dialogue across cultural boundaries. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 8(2), 104-119.
O'Brien, C., & Brooks, J. (2015). Deaf culture and education: Toward a culturally relevant leadership. In A. Normore & K. Esposito (Eds.), Inclusive practices for special populations in urban settings: The moral imperative for social justice leadership. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
O'Brien, C., & Placier, P. (2015). Deaf culture and school culture in a residential school for the Deaf: "Can do" versus "can't do". Journal of Equity and Excellence, 48(2), 320-338.