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Thomas Horejes

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

Thomas Horejes

Phone Numbers

202-568-8807 (VP)



College Hall 408A

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. 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 eight years of teaching in higher education, thirteen 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

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

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).

Panel Member, Grant writing. Office of Faculty Development (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).

Panel Member, Models of SoTL. Office of Faculty Development (Fall 2013).

Panel Member, Supporting and Training the Deaf Research Panel plus Q and A. Gallaudet University (Spring 2013).

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. Oxford University Press. 

Woodward, J. & Horejes, T. (2016). Demystifying d/D.  In Boudreault, P., Gertz, G., & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), The Deaf Studies Encyclopedia. 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. (2013c).  (Re)conceptualizing Disability Policy Frameworks.  Journal of Policy Practice, 12(1), 23 – 42.

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


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Washington, DC 20002