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Cheryl Wu, Licensed Psychologist, CA - 19696; Licensed Psychologist, MD- 04572

Professor/School Counseling Program Director
Counseling Department

Phone Numbers

202-651-4516 (V)



Fowler Hall 104

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 4 pm

Licensure:  Psychologist, CA- 19696 ; Psychologist, MD - 04572

Areas of Expertise, Specialization in Counseling and Psychology:  Diversity Education, Training, and Consultation; Multicultural and Social Justice counseling; Cross Cultural Competency Development; Cross Cross Cultural Dialogue facilitation; Multicultural Organizational Development education, consultation, and training; Multicultural Curriculum Transformation education, consultation and training; Comprehensive School Counseling Program development for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Educational settings; Cultural Identity Development and intersectionality related to Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children, Youth, Adolescents of "hearing" and culturally and linguistically diverse families

Counseling Courses:  730- Social and Cultural Diversity Foundations and Multicultural Counseling; 731- SIMSOC: Simulated Society; 751- School Based Group Counseling; 740/741/790 (Fieldwork courses)- Practicum and Internship I/II in School Counseling; 737 - Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs

Gallaudet University Committees: Dept of Counseling representative on the Council for Graduate Education (CGE) and lead member for the Student Concerns SubCommittee; Coordinator for the Graduate School/CGE Diversity ADHOC Committee to develop the graduate school "Core Diversity Requirement"; Member of the President's Diversity Strategy Team; Member of the Cross Cultural Conversations committee under the direction of the VP for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)and the EDI office; Co-Coordinator of the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Multicultural Organizational Development Training Institutes under the Office of the Provost; One of the Founders and current member of the Leadership Council of the University's Faculty of Color Coalition; Co-founder of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Organization

Miscellaneous: general support, advocacy and mentorship of Faculty/Staff/Students of Color on campus

Counseling and Psychology Professional Organizations:  Member, American Counseling Association & Chapters:  Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Counselors for Social Justice; Member, American School Counseling Association; Member, American Psychological Association & Chapters:  Society for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity; Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Community Involvement: Asian Deaf related organizations (Co-founder of the National Asian Deaf Congress)

Research Interests:  Intersectionality and cultural identity development in deaf/hard of hearing children of "hearing" families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; Diversity and social justice education and training; transracial adoption and cultural identity development with deaf and hard of hearing children from culturally diverse and international backgrounds


“So, what DOES it mean to be Deaf”?, Symposium at the National  Multicultural Conference& Summit (NMCS), Co-Presenter with SooHyun Tak, January 4-6, 2017 Portland OR. 

“Cultural Responsiveness:  Building a Multicultural and Socially Just Educational Community”- a diversity education workshop for MSD-F Educators (Elementary School), Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, MD. January 17, 2014.

 “Home-School-Community Partnerships: Building Alliances and Collaborating for Cultural Affirmation of Our Children’s Multiple Identities and Heritages”, Parent Conference at the National Triennial Deaf People of Color Conference III-  Gallaudet University, Washington DC. June 13-16, 2013.


Evaluation and Assessment Publications:

Member of the Evaluation Team for the Independent Mental Health Examiner Civil Case CV11-00550 DAEKSC Jane Doe, et al. vs State of Hawaii-February - August 3, 2012. 

Chapters in Books and Articles in Journals: 

Grant, N.C. & Wu, C.L. (in press) Beyond the individual: A look into cultural identity development of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children of multicultural hearing families. In I.W. Leigh, & C. O’Brien (Eds.), Deaf identities: Exploring new frontiers. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. 

Lytle, L., Wu, C.L., & Thompson-Ochoa, D. (2018) Incorporating principles of social justice and respect for diversity in training counselors of deaf and hard of hearing students. Odyssey, 19, 80-84.

Grant, N.C. & Wu, C.L. (2017) Experiential learning and the importance of reflection.  In C.L. Christensen (Ed.), Educating Deaf students in a multicultural world. (pp. 129-158). San Diego, CA: Dawn Sign Press.

Grant, N.C. & Wu, C.L. (2016). Definition of psychology:  Multicultural. In G. Gertz, & P. Boudreault (Eds.), The SAGE Deaf studies encyclopedia.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sass-Lehrer, M., Porter, A., & Wu, C.L. (2016). Families: Partnerships in practice.  In M. Sass-Lehrer (Ed.), Early intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing infants, toddlers, and their families: Interdisciplinary perspectives. (pp. 65-104). New York, NY: Oxford Press

Grant, N.C. & Wu, C.L. (2012). Multicultural Deaf children and their hearing families: Working with a constellation of diversities. In C. Lee (Ed.) Multicultural counseling: New approaches to diversity (Fourth Edition) (pp. 235-258). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.


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