Christi Batamula, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Interim Chair/Vice Chair, Faculty Senate
Language, Education & Society

Christi Batamula

Phone Numbers

202-651-5137 (V)
202-559-5123 (VP)



Fowler Hall 302C

Office Hours

by appointment

Christi Batamula has been working at Gallaudet University since 2005, first as an early childhood educator at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and now as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. She has earned a Bachelor's degree from Geneva College in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Deaf Education From Gallaudet University, and a Ph.D. in International Education from George Mason University. Her area of interest is on working with diverse deaf learners and their families. Her research interests are centered around immigrant families with deaf children, international deaf education, bilingual education, and critical pedagogy. Christi comes to the department with a wide variety of teaching experience. She has taught in Deaf schools: Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind and Kendall Demonstration School for the Deaf, a mainstream school: Mantua Elementary in Fairfax County Public Schools, and an oral-based school for children with Cochlear Implants: The River School. Through all of these experiences, Christi developed her passion for bilingual education and language development for diverse learners.

EDU 311 Foundations of Literacy Teaching and Learning

EDU 320 Early Childhood Environments

EDU 601 Reading and Writing for Teachers K-12

EDU 621 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Education

EDU 631 Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary

EDU 624 Integrative Methods for Early Childhood Education: Preprimary

EDU 694 Student Teaching Seminar

EDU 762 Early Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development of Bilingualism

EDU 773/PST 713 Home School Continuum

EDU 785 Field Experience 

EDU 787 Practicum I and Seminar: Deaf Education

EDU 789 Practicum II and Seminar: Deaf Education

EDU 792 Student Teaching Seminar

EDU 793 Field Experience in Education: Deaf

EDU 797 Student Teaching in Deaf Education

GSR 240  Ethical Evaluations and Action

Faculty Welfare Committee, Co-Chair

ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education Summit, member

Non-Peer Reviewed:

Kite, B.J. & Batamula, C. (2015). Less Play = Less Language? NAD Mag, Vol 15, Issue 1. pages 16-17. 

Refereed Publications:                                                                                         


Gárate, Maribel; Batamula, Christi ; Kite, Bobbie Jo. (September, 2016) “Deaf Education.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Ed. Luanna Meyer. New York: Oxford University Press.


Refereed conference proceedings.


Batamula, C., Graham, P., Scarboro-Hensley, J. (March, 2016). 100 Languages of All Children: Empowering Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children to Express Themselves. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. San Diego, CA. (March 2016).


Batamula, C., Mitchiner, J., Kite, B.J., Keith, C. (March, 2016). Family Language Policy & Planning: How to develop a visible language plan for your family? Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. San Diego, CA. (March 2016).



Mitchiner, J., Kite, B.J., Batamula, C., Keith, C. (March, 2015). Family language and policy: How does it fit in your family?. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference. Louisville, KY.



Batamula, C., Horejes, T., Scarboro-Hensley, J.  (April 2014).  Deaf Bilingual Pedagogy in the United States, France, and Japan: Views From American Early Childhood Teachers of the Deaf.  American Educational Research Association Conference: The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy. Philadelphia, PA.


Scarboro-Hensley, J., Horejes, T., Batamula, C.  (April 2014).  Implicit and explicit control in de


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