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Deborah Schooler


Deborah Schooler

Phone Numbers

202-651-5540 (V)



Hall Memorial Building S421

I earned my PhD in Developmental Psychology in 2004 from the University of Michigan, and came to Gallaudet in 2011. I have two sons. I like to read science fiction, watch movies, and garden.

I'm a developmental psychologist specializing in the development of identity and health behaviors in social and cultural contexts, with specific attention to media, acculturation, ethnic identity, body image, and sexual health.

I teach a range of classes here at Gallaudet including Child Development, Adolescent Development, Adulthood and Aging, Social Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, and Research Design and Analysis II. 

I current serve as co-chair of the Council on Undergraduate Education (CUE).

My research examines adolescent and adult development in social and cultural contexts, focusing specifically on health behaviors related to body image and sexual health. Recent publications include:

Schooler, D. (2015). The woman next to me: Pairing powerful and objectifying representations of women. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 15, 198-212. 10.1111/asap.12070

Schooler, D. & Daniels, E. (2014). “I am not a skinny toothpick and proud of it.” Latina adolescents’ ethnic identity and responses to mainstream media images. Body Image, 11, 11-18.

Schooler, D. (2013). Early adolescent body image predicts subsequent condom use behavior among girls. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10, 52-61.


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002