Sharon Baker EdD

Director of Deaf Education
Applied Professor of Deaf Education Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences


Sharon Baker's professional background includes working in educational settings and classrooms for deaf or hard of hearing students. She has been involved with the Center for ASL/English Bilingual Education and Research (CAEBER), the Gallaudet Leadership Institute (GLI) and The Center for Visual Languages and Visual Learning (VL2), at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. In addition, she has worked on national projects related to educational and video-based technologies that facilitate visual communication and visual learning. Research interests include how languages are acquired through signed and written forms, socio-cultural and socio-linguistic aspects of the Deaf community, and diversity among Deaf and hard of hearing students.

Dr. Baker has been Director of Deaf Education since 2002.

Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma
B.S., Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts

Early sign language acquisition and the use of fingerspelling alphabets throughout the world

American Sign Language
Deaf History and Culture
Language Development
ASL/English Bilingual Education

American Educational Research Association
American Society for Deaf Children
Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Tulsa Speech and Hearing Association

CDDE 1013 American Sign Language II
CDDE 2003 American Sign Language III
CDDE 2383 Deaf History and Culture
CDDE 3381 Practicum: Deaf Education
CDDE 4313 Language Development in Students Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
CDDE 4343 Methods of Teaching Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
CDDE 4516 Elementary Deaf Education Student Teaching
CDDE 4971 Seminar in Student Teaching