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Kent Babson

Systems Administrator II
Gallaudet Technology Services / Systems Administration and Engineering

Kent Babson

Phone Numbers

202-250-2628 (VP)



Merrill Learning Center B132

Secondary Location

Merrill Learning Center MLC B132

Office Hours

9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

Kent was born and raised in North Carolina. He attended and graduated from NC Schools for the Deaf. After completing high school, he attended and graduated from National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, NY with a degree in Data Processing (now called Applied Computer Technology).

Kent moved to Washington, D.C. and began his federal service with National Park Service, he later moved to John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and then to Gallaudet University. While at Gallaudet, he has also completed Study Abroad programs in China, Spain, and Central America. He graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2006 and a Master's of Arts in International Development in 2010, both from Gallaudet. He has also received work-related certifications such as, but not limited to, Certified Faculty Developer (CFD), Customer Service Representative (HDI), and Blackboard Certified Trainer (BbCT).

Kent is mainly responsible for maintaining Blackboard, a learning management system utilized by Gallaudet for teaching and classroom use. Kent also provide all-around support to the campus community in the use of Blackboard for their teaching and learning.

Kent has volunteered and served in various capacities on several extracurricular and nonprofit organizations in District of Columbia and Maryland for over 30 years. He is currently the Business Manager for International Deaf Partnerships (IDP), a non-profit organization focused on empowerment activities and endeavors for deaf/hard-of-hearing children and youth in many developing countries (as sanctioned by the World Bank).

  • M.A., International Development, Gallaudet University, 2010
  • B.S., Business Administration, Gallaudet University, 2006
  • A.A.S., Data Processing (Information Technology), National Technical Institute of the Deaf, 1981


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002