Education of the D/HH Faculty and Staff

Deborah S. Stryker, associate professor

Deborah S. Stryker

Navy Hall 031 | 570-389-4197 |

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

  • Signing and Instruction in Educational Settings
  • Instructional Practices in Deaf Education
  • Language Arts and Deafness
  • Introduction to Instructional Methods
  • Seminar for Student Teachers
  • Student Teaching I and II
  • Introduction to Exceptional Individuals
  • Orientation to Special Education

Mary Anne Helfrich, adjunct faculty

Mary Anne Helfrich

570-389-4074 |

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

Dr. Patricia (Patti) Stoudt, Assistant Professor, Adjunct

Patricia (Patti) Stoudt

Navy Hall 030 |

Education: B.S. Early Childhood Education, Bloomsburg State College; M.S. Education of the Deaf/HH, Bloomsburg State College; Ed.D., Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Additional coursework in English/ASL Interpreting
Educational Consultant: HIS Homeschool Center

Interests: Deaf Education in Jamaica - Board Member Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf

Currently Teaching

  • History, Education and Guidance of the Deaf