Contact Information
Email: taczubek@bu.edu

Educational History

  • Ph. D. Candidate, Boston University
  • Ph. D. coursework, Pennsylvania State University
  • M. Ed., Boston University
  • B.S., Boston University, Magna Cum Laude

Certification

  • Certified Interpreter, NAD Level 4
  • Permanent Teacher’s Certifications:
    • Pennsylvania
    • New Mexico
    • Massachusetts

Profile

Todd Czubek’s interests include studying discourse proficiencies in American Sign Language and their implications for academic success and second language development. He is also exploring how the modality of ASL and ASL Literacy can contribute to rethinking texts, composition, genre and academic programming for Deaf children.

Selected Presentations

  • Czubek, T., 2010 Visiting Lecturer at Gallaudet University Seminar on Teaching ASL as a first Language, Washington, D.C.
  • Czubek, T., 2009 Visiting Lecturer at Gallaudet University Seminar on Teaching ASL as a first Language, Washington,D.C.
  • Czubek, T., 2009 Keynote Presenter at California Deaf Educators Conference; Connecting, Collaborating and Celebrating ASL & English, San Diego, CA
  • Czubek, T., 2008 Keynote Presenter at the ASL Roundtable Conference on ASL Instruction, Philadelphia, PA
  • Czubek, T. Rethinking Composition. Featured Presenter at Gallaudet University’s Deaf Studies Think Tank, Washington D.C.
  • Kuntze, L. Hoffmeister, R., Czubek, T. Fish, S. & Caldwell-­‐Harris, K. The Road Less Traveled. Symposium at the 2008 American College Educators for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. Monterey, CA.
  • Czubek, T. Bilingual Education and Deaf Children. Featured Presenter at The Learning Center for Deaf Children Training Seminar, Framingham, MA, September, 2007.
  • Czubek, T. Rethinking the Role of ASL. Massachusetts Department of Education Sponsored Seminar at Framingham, MA, July, 2007.
  • Czubek, T., 2006 Keynote Presenter at Rocky Mountain School for the Deaf Conference on Deaf Education, Denver, CO
  • Czubek, T. and DiPerri, K. “It’s About Time: Teaching Tense”. Presentation at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf as part of Literacy in the English Classroom and Beyond. 2005
  • Czubek, T. Rethinking Literacy Instruction. 2005 Presentation at California State University at Northridge, Northridge, California
  • Czubek, T., Greenwald, J., Deaf Literature & the DEAF-­‐WORLD, Presentations at Boston University, June 4 & June 5, 2004
  • Czubek, T., Bilingual Programming for Deaf Children, Presentation to the Hellenic Ministry of Education in Athens, Greece. Fall, 2003.
  • Czubek, T., Hoffmeister, R., Greenwald, J., Czubek, T, Di Perri, K. Dual Language Programming in a Residential School for the Deaf, Presentation at the National Symposium on Childhood Deafness, CSD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2002
  • Greenwald, J., Hoffmeister, R., Spicer, G., Forschner, J., Czubek, T., The ASL Models Program at the Scranton State School for the Deaf, Presentation at the National Symposium on Childhood Deafness, CSD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2002
  • Czubek, T., Greenwald, J., Understanding Harry Potter: Parallels to the DEAF-­‐WORLD, Plenary Presentation at the National Symposium on Childhood Deafness, CSD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2002
  • Hoffmeister, R., Greenwald, J., Czubek, T, Di Perri, K. American Sign Language and English Assessments, Presentation at the National Symposium on Childhood Deafness, CSD, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2002
  • Czubek, T, and Greenwald, J., Understanding Harry Potter: Parallels to the Deaf World. Paper presented at the 2002 Deaf Studies Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Publications

  • Czubek, T. American Sign Language Instructional Guide, in press
  • Czubek, T., The Long Way Home. Dawn Sign Press, in press
  • Czubek, T., Blue Listerine, Parochialism and ASL Literacy. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, January, 2006.
  • Understanding Harry Potter: Parallels to the Deaf World, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf  Education, September, 2005.

Professional and Community Affiliation

  • Texas School for the Deaf
  • Rocky Mountain School for the Deaf, Denver, CO
  • The Learning Center for Deaf Children, Framingham, MA
  • Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Falmouth, Maine
  • Center for Research and Training, Framingham, MA.

Undergraduate Students

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Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.