Robert Hoffmeister

Associate Professor Emeritus, SED Deaf Studies

  • Title Associate Professor Emeritus, SED Deaf Studies
  • Education Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Research Development and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children), Emphasis on Psychology, Language and the Deaf
    M.Ed., University of Arizona, Emphasis on Education of the Deaf
    B. S., University of Connecticut (Magna Cum Laude), Emphasis on Mental Retardation, Psychology and Language
  • Faculty Profile

Dr. Hoffmeister is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Deaf Studies. He also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Communication and the Deaf. Dr. Hoffmeister has focused his research on five principal areas: the acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL) by Deaf children; Deaf people as a bilingual/bicultural minority group; problems in the education of the Deaf; the effects of implementing public laws on Deaf children; and the improvement of interactions between hearing parents and their Deaf children.

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