Education of the D/HH Faculty and Staff

Education of the D/HH Faculty and Staff


Crystal Andrezze, department secretary

Philip Tucker, department chair, associate professor

    Navy Hall 113 | 570-389-4078 | tucker@bloomu.edu

    Education: B.S., M.S., Bloomsburg University; Ed.S., Ed.D., Lehigh University
    Interests: Positive behavior intervention and support for children and adults, interagency collaboration in tandem with inclusive school practices and reforms.

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

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

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