Thomas Horejes

Associate Provost, Student Success & Academic Quality
Associate Provost Student Success and Academic Quality

Thomas Horejes

Phone Numbers

202-568-8807 (VP)

Email

thomas.horejes@gallaudet.edu

Location

College Hall 408A

In his current position, Dr. Horejes provides strategic leadership for student success grounded in inclusive excellence.  Through analytic support and oversight, he leads the effort to provide students with integrated, high quality programming, beginning with their first contact with the university as enrolled new students and following through to degree completion and movement into productive post graduation endeavors; supports faculty leadership in the development and delivery of the general education curriculum and the Honors Program; oversees the Office for Institutional Research, the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid Office, Office for accreditation/certification/licensure, academic and career support services; facilitates new program review; serves as a member of the academic affairs senior administrators team (AASA); and reports directly to the Provost.  He was awarded Institutional Diversity and Equity Champion (2019) by Gallaudet University's Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for his continued anti-racism work and inclusive excellence.

Prior to his position, he was Executive Director for Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation (DEAF, Inc), a deaf-centric non-profit advocacy organization serving deaf & hearing communities on communication access where he was awarded Advocate of the Year (2017) by the Missouri Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.  He holds a Ph.D. (2009) in Justice Studies at Arizona State University – his training at Arizona State examines current social justice issues, such as human rights against a backdrop of legal systems, law and culture to create meaningful, real-world impact through public policy and systems change. Prior to his position with DEAF, Inc., he taught at Gallaudet University for 4 years (2010 – 2014) with the Department of Sociology. During his time at Gallaudet, he was founder of TEDxGallaudet, member of the Gallaudet Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative (GSTLI), served on the Faculty Welfare Committee (2011 – 2014) and Steering Committee for Gallaudet University’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  In 2012, he was awarded Teacher of the Year by Gallaudet’s Delta Epsilon Sorority. Before Gallaudet, he was also a disability policy specialist for Phoenix, Arizona and community advocate for the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness.

Academically, Dr. Horejes has over fifteen years of teaching in higher education, fourteen peer-reviewed published articles including a book on deaf education by Gallaudet University Press.  Dr. Horejes was Primary Investigator for a successful 3-year $495,000 grant that has resulted in numerous publications, presentations, and will be a book forthcoming that studied bilingualism in three different countries (USA, Japan, & France). He was also co-chair of the Research on the Education of Deaf Persons Special Interest Group (SIG) for American Educational Research Association (AERA).

JUS 105/305 Introduction to Justice Studies 

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 151 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

GSR 210 Identities in Education: Sociological & Anthropological Perspectives

GSR 220 Framing Terrorism: A Justice and Social Inquiry

SOC 225 Sociology of Deafness and deaf people

SOC 243 Sociology of Deviance

SOC 295 Fundamentals of Criminal Justice

SOC 320 Field Experience

SOC 351 Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 405 Current Issues in Criminology: Injustice

SOC 436 Social Inequality: Race, Class, Gender & Disability

SOC 499 Saloshin Justice Seminar (Independent Study)

SOC 499 Internship (Independent Study)

DST 714 Critical Pedagogy

Academia

Chair, Academic Continuity & Accessibility Taskforce (COVID - 19 Response Team).  (December 2019 - Present).

Co-Chair of Gallaudet University’s Short-term Strategic Campus Planning (SSPC) Committee (Fall 2019 - Present).

Co-Chair of Gallaudet University’s Accessibility Council (Fall 2018 - Present).

Co-Chair of Gallaudet University’s Student Success Council (Fall 2017 - Present).

Co-Chair of Gallaudet University’s Enrollment Revenue Management Committee (Fall 2017 - Present).

Co-Chair, International Student Support & Inclusion.  American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory (IZN) - Gallaudet University. (Fall 2017 - Spring 2019).

Founder and Organizer, TEDxGallaudet. Gallaudet University (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014).

Member, Faculty Welfare Committee. Gallaudet University (Fall 2011 – Spring 2014). Co-chair:Fall 2012.

Member-at-large, Office of Bilingual Teaching and Learning. Gallaudet University (Spring 2013 – Spring 2014).

Member, Steering Committee for Gallaudet University’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Self Study (Fall 2010 – Spring 2013).

Advisory Board member, Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Gallaudet University (Spring 2012- Fall 2013).

Presenter, Honoring the life of Martin Luther King. Gallaudet University (Spring 2013).

Co-Chair of Research on the Education of Deaf Persons Special Interest Group (SIG) for American Educational Research Association (AERA).  (Spring 2011 – Spring 2013). 

Member, Faculty Learning Community. Gallaudet University (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Member, Faculty & Student Affairs. Gallaudet University (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011). 

Panel Member, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Common Reading Dialogues. Gallaudet University (Fall 2010).

Member, Accessibility Council of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).  (Fall 2009 – May 2014).

President, Student Advisory Board for Disability Resource Center of Arizona State University.  (Aug. 2006 – Fall 2009).  

Advisor, Collegiate National Association for the Deaf of Arizona State University.  (Oct. 2007 – Fall 2009).  

Community

Public Board Member (Mayoral Appointee), Workforce Investment Council (WIC). Mayor for the District of Columbia.  (Fall 2019 - Present).

Board member, Deaf Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN).  (August 2019 - President).

Member, Planning Committee of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Conference. (February 2015 – Present).

Board Member, Central Institute for the Deaf (CID).  (April 2014 – Present).

Commissioner, Missouri Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (MCDHH).  (August 2016 – July 2017).

Member, Missouri Newborn Hearing Screening Standing Committee of the Genetics Advisory Committee.  State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (January 2016 – July 2017).

Educational Advocate, Missouri Association for the Deaf (MoAD) to the National Association for the Deaf.  (April 2016 – July 2017).

Vice President, American Sign Language Teacher Association – Missouri (ASLTA-MO).  (February 2015 – July 2017).

Board Member, Round Table Representatives (RTR) for the Deaf. (April 2014 – July 2017). 

Member, Statewide Arizona ADA Coordinators Taskforce.  (July 2008 – February 2009).

University Hearing Board member, Arizona State University.  (Aug. 2007- Fall 2009).

Supreme Court Justice, Associated Students of Arizona State University.  (Aug. 2006 – August 2008).

Governing Board, National Youth Leadership Network.  (Aug. 2005 –Jan. 2008).

President, National Collegiate Association for the Deaf of Arizona State University.  (Aug. 2006 – Oct. 2007). 

American Sign Language Instructor, Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness.  (May 2005 – May 2006). 

Vice-President, National Collegiate Association for the Deaf of Arizona State University.  (Aug. 2001 – May 2002). 

Holcomb, L., Horejes, T., Santini, J., & Ocuto, O. (2019). Sociological Perspectives on Deaf IdentitiesIn I. Leigh & C. O’Brien (eds.), Lens On Deaf Identities (pp. 27 - 52).  Oxford University Press. 

Zimmerman, H.G. & Horejes, T. (2017).  Origins of Deaf Education: From Alphabet to America.  In S. Lenihan (ed.). Introduction to Deaf Education E-Book (Chapter 6).

Graham, P.J. & Horejes, T. (2016).  Why Positionality Matters in Deaf Education: An Insider Ethnographic Perspective.  In S. Cawthon, S. & Garberoglio, C.L. (eds.), Research Methodology in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education (pp. 55 - 74). Oxford University Press. 

Horejes, T. & Andersson, Y. (2016).  Sociology of Deaf People.  In Boudreault, P., Gertz, G., & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), The Deaf Studies Encyclopedia.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Horejes, T. & O’Brien, C.  (2016).  Language Attitudes: Oralism vs. Manualism.  In Boudreault, P., Gertz, G., & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), The Deaf Studies Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Woodward, J. & Horejes, T. (2016). Demystifying d/D.  In Boudreault, P., Gertz, G., & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), The Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, (pp. 284 - 286). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Horejes, T. (2015). Demystifying Linguistic Bottlenecks: A Case Study in a Sociology Classroom. In K. Mulrooney (Ed.), Teaching and Learning in Bilingual Classrooms (pp. 104 -128). Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Horejes, T. (2013a). Review of "Read Me Differently" and "Original Minds." Teaching Sociology, 41, (pp. 399 – 401).

Horejes, T. (2013b). Deaf Subculture in the United States. In J.H. Ballantine & K.A. Roberts. Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology (4th Edition). Sage Press.

Horejes, T. (2013c).  (Re)conceptualizing Disability Policy Frameworks.  Journal of Policy Practice, 12(1), 23 – 42.

Horejes, T. & Heuer, C.J. (2013d). Negotiating Deaf Bodies and Corporeal Experiences: The Cybernetic Deaf Subject. Societies, 3, 170–185.

Horejes, T. (2012).  Constructions of Deafness: Examining deaf languacultures in education. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Horejes, T.  (2009).  Constructions of Deafness: Exploring Normalcy and Deviance Within Specific Social Representations.  Journal of Human Development, Disability, and Social Change, 18(2), 7 – 22.

Horejes, T., & Lauderdale, P.  (2007). Disablism Reflected in Law and Policy: The Social Construction and Perpetuation of Prejudice.  Review of Disability Studies, 3(3), 13-23.

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