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Elaine Gale

Assistant Professor of Deaf & Hard of Hearing


918 West

(866) 922-9043 (VideoPhone)


Professional and Educational Background

Ph.D. Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado - Boulder, CO, 2003.

M.A. Deaf Education, Smith College, MA, 1995


Current Courses: SPED 730, SPED 737

Past Courses: SPED 720, SPED 721, SPED 731


National Science Foundation CHS Medium Collaborative Research

Grant Title: Immediate feedback to support learning American Sign Language through multi sensory recognition

Project Summary: Generate technologies to fundamentally advance ASL partial-recognition, i.e., to identify linguistic/performance attributes of ASL (without necessarily identifying the entire sequence of signs) and automatically determine if a performance is fluent or contains errors made by ASL students.

CUNY Collaborative Incentive Research Grant

Grant Title: Quantifying best practice patterns of deaf and hard of hearing educators relative to audiological perspectives via videotape analysis

Project Summary: Identify and provide video demonstrations of best practice patterns related to audiological services in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education.

Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology

Grant Title: Implementing video apps in sign language courses to increase student learning and engagement

Project Summary: Increase student learning and engagement by providing in-class opportunities for students to effectively view and assess their signing skills.

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Editorial Board


Gale, E. (2011). Exploring Perspectives on Cochlear Implants and Language Acquisition within the Deaf Community. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 16(1), 121-139. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
Gale, E., Trief, E., & Lengel, J. (2010). The use of Video Analysis in a personnel preparation program for teachers of the blind and visually impaired. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Gale, E. & Kung SC. (2009). Teaching a foreign language with video podcast assignments: Examples from an American Sign Language course. Educause Quarterly, 32(4). Retrieved from
Gale, E. & Schick, B. (2009). Symbol-Infused Joint Attention and language use in mothers with deaf and hearing toddlers. American Annals of the Deaf, 153, 484-503.
Easterbrooks, S. R., Stephenson, B. H. & Gale E. (2009). Veteran teachers’ use of recommended practices in deaf education. American Annals of the Deaf, 153, 461-473
NSF Information and Intelligent System (ISS) Core Programs 13-580, $120,000, Fall 2014
CUNY Collaborative Incentive Research Grants Program, Round 19, $19, 683, Fall 2012
Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) grant, $2000.00, Spring 2012
Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) grant, $2000.00, Spring 2009
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