Education of the D/HH Faculty and Staff

Education of the D/HH Faculty and Staff


Deborah S. Stryker, associate professor

Deborah S. Stryker

Navy Hall 031 | 570-389-4197 | dstryker@bloomu.edu

Education: B.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha, M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Interests: Best Practices when Teaching Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Promoting Morphemic Awareness When Teaching Deaf/HH, Providing a Complete, Comprehensible and Consistent Language model (ASL or English), Identification and Strategy Instruction for Students who are Deaf/HH with Additional Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and Distance Education in Teacher Preparation.

Currently Teaching

  • Introduction to Sign Language
  • ASL and English Based Signing in Classrooms
  • Curricular Subjects for the Deaf
  • Language for the Deaf One and Two
  • Counseling Special Needs Populations
  • Research in Deaf Education
  • Supervising Student Teachers
  • Seminar for Student Teachers

Patricia Stoudt, adjunct faculty

Patricia Stoudt

Navy Hall 030 | 570-389-4074 | pstoudt@bloomu.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • teaching language to deaf and hard of hearing students
  • differentiating curricular content to meet the needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • home-schooling and the implementation and utilization of KONOS in a diverse classroom
  • itinerant deaf and hard of hearing therapy K-12

Mary Anne Helfrich, adjunct faculty

Mary Anne Helfrich

570-389-4074 | mhelfrich@csiu.org

Areas of Expertise:

  • teaching language to deaf and hard of hearing students
  • assessment and instruction for deaf and hard of hearing students K-12
  • assessment and strategies in early intervention at "at home" services
  • itinerant deaf and hard of hearing therapy K-12
  • advocacy for the deaf and hard of hearing