Gallaudet University: Department of Interpretation Welcomes New Faculty Member!


There has been a new faculty member in Department of Interpretation (DOI); However, I have something to say about Melanie Metzger, Chair for DOI–a hearing person. She was kind of biased.

My mentor, Carl Schroeder who applied for the same job back in 2009 and again in 2012, he had plenty of qualifications with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Although, Paul Kelly who was in charge of Human Resources told Melanie not to hire Carl because he was strong Deaf. Kelly was a coward. Now the person who recently got hired because of his wife’s help, do you think Gallaudet University was fair in hiring without favoritism? Carl’s letter for Melanie Metzger has forwarded me his e-mail in 2012:

April 9, 2012

Dr. Melanie Metzger, Search Committee Chair
Gallaudet University, Department of Interpretation
800 Florida Avenue, N.E., KCH Room 3103
Washington, D.C. 20002

Dear Search Committee:

The tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Interpretation in the Gallaudet University web site has piqued my interest. With over 25 years of experience developing and teaching American Sign Language/English curricula and advising and mentoring students in colleges and universities, I would like to interview with you about opportunities where I can make contributions to these academic ventures and scholarly services at Gallaudet University.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Capella University, in the early stage of dissertation preparation. The Ph.D. which I am completing is quite unique. It is jointly administered by the Department of Educational Administration and the School of Linguistics at Georgetown University. The program has required me to fulfill all the normal requirements for a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and, in addition, it has required several years of research focusing on issues of American Sign Language. As a result, I have acquired a broad foundation in all of the core areas of educational development. The interdisciplinary nature of this program has profoundly impacted my thesis work. My dissertation committee includes faculty in educational administration, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and cognitive science.

My thesis work is entitled American Sign Language as another Way of Thinking: Pedagogy, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science. Continuing with the interdisciplinary nature of my thesis research, I would also like to interact with linguists, experimental psychologists, and other cognitive scientists. I am particularly interested in language pedagogy involving the integration of multiple language learning strategies, investigations into implicit and explicit learning, and modeling the basis of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural interpretation. I hope to complete and defend my dissertation by December 2012.

I have included a copy of my curriculum vita and a brief statement of my teaching philosophy. I hope to hear favorably from you soon.


Carl N. Schroeder, M.Ed.


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