Fred Mangrubang

Professor/PhD Program Director
Department of Education

Fred Mangrubang

Phone Numbers

202-651-5530 (V)
202-250-2114 (VP)



Fowler Hall 301B


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, Education Policy, 1993
  • M.A., East Carolina University, Educational Administration and Supervision (Science), 1982
  • B.S., East Carolina University, Science Education, 1979
  • A.A.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Medical Technology Laboratory, 1977

Short Biography

Fred R. Mangrubang is originally from the Big Island, Hawaii and has been at Gallaudet since 1983 as a middle school science teacher at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, Freshman team leader teacher/researcher and Sophomore team science teacher/researcher at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and as a faculty in the Department of Education. Before arriving in Washington, DC, he taught science at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. Dr. Mangrubang's teaching achievements are online.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Mangrubang is actively involved in professional organizations related to science education. He presented workshops in teaching science to Deaf/HH children at the National level. He is actively involved with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Science Foundation grant review panelist for pre-college programs.

He and his wife, Poh-Pin reside in Ashburn, Virginia and enjoy traveling to countries in the Far East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Islands. When not traveling he enjoys growing Orchids and tends to his Bonsai plants in his greenhouse at home. He is an avid reader of non-fiction books, collects butterflies, and goes on hiking and camping trips somewhere in the mountains.

His favorite memory is having the opportunity to see former students and share memories with them.

Primary Responsibilities

PhD / EdS Program Director

Teach Undergraduate and Graduate courses in the Education Department

Advisor to BA, MA, and PhD/EdS students


Science Education in Elementary and Secondary Schools, Curriculum in Elementary and Secondary Schools, Education Policy, International Education-Southeast Asian countries, Assessment of student learning in science.


Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board (IRB Licensure-Protecting Student Volunteers: Federal regulation regarding research ethics with human subjects)

Council on Education for the Deaf (Professional)

State of North Carolina (K-12 National Teachers Examination) Licensure in:

  • Biology 9-12
  • General Science K-12
  • Curriculum Instructional Specialist I
  • School Administrator - Principal
  • Exceptional Children K-12

Courses Taught

EDU 250.01 - Introduction to Education

EDU 323.01 – Educational Psychology

EDU 495.01 - Special Topics: Observation in Elementary Schools

EDU 499.01 - Independent Study: Research in Education                                                                

EDU 600.01 – K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

EDU 628.01 - Student Teaching Early Childhood Education

EDU 637.01 – Elementary School Teaching Methods in Science

EDU 638.01 - Student Teaching Elementary Education

EDU 639.01 - Elementary School Teaching Methods in Math

EDU 647.01 - Secondary School Teaching Methods in Science        

EDU 648.01 - Student Teaching Secondary Education                     

EDU 694.01 - Student Teaching Seminar

EDU 787.01 - Practicum I/Seminar Deaf Education

EDU 793.01 - Field Experience

EDU 797.01 - Student Teaching in Deaf Education

EDU 889.01 - Independent Study                        

EDU 893.01 - Practicum in University Instruction          

EDU 900.03 - Dissertation Research                                               




National Science Teacher Association

Journal of College Science Teaching Editorial Review Board

Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching



Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Promotion and Tenure Committee

CAEP/SPA Science Writer



PhD /EdS Program Director

Faculty Search Committee

Undergraduate and Graduate Teachers’ Education Committee

Advisor to BA, MA, and Phd/EdS students



Selected Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities

Chapter in books.

Mangrubang, R. Fred (2009).  “Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
     in Singapore” In Moores, Donald, F., Miller, Margery S. (Eds). (2009).             
     Deafness Around the World: Educational and Social Perspectives Washington DC:
     Gallaudet University Press.

Articles in Refereed Journals.

Hintz, E.H., Jones, M.D., Lawler, J.M., Bench, N., Mangrubang, F.R.
     (2015). Adoption of ASL Classifiers as Delivered by Head-Mounted Displays in a
     Planetarium Show, Journal of Astronomy & Earth Science Education, 2(1), 1-16.
M. Jones, N. Bench, J. Lawler, E. Hintz, F. Mangrubang and M. Trullender.   
     “Head Mounted Displays and Deaf Children: Facilitating Sign Language in     
     Challenging Learning Environments” as a short paper in Interaction Design
     and Children (IDC), pp. 317-320.  Aarhus, Denmark, June 2014.  
     (at ACM Digital Library).

Fellowships, Prizes, and Awards.

  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, School of Education, Business, and Human Service, 2015-2016 academic year, Gallaudet University, Washington DC.
  • Dr. Andrew Foster Award for Teaching Excellence, National Association of the Deaf, Portland, Oregon, July 1996.
  • Academic Excellence Award (Gallaudet Community Relations Council, 1991.
  • Outstanding Alumni Award (East Carolina University – 1991)
  • Distinguished Alumnus (Rochester Institute of Technology – 1991)


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002