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Together we can collaborate to better understand and find resources on deafness and diversity. Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us, as we are available to answer your questions.

Dr. Caroline Guardino

Associate Professor, Director of the Deaf Education Program at the University of North Florida
After surveying and interviewing teachers of the Deaf across the nation, Dr. Guardino determined teachers need immediate access to information and resources on Deaf students who have disabilities. In addition, as a K-12 teacher of the Deaf in California and Hawaii, she noted the majority of her students came from homes where English was not the primary spoken language. Dr. Guardino developed this web resource to promote better access of existing and developing information for parents, teachers, and professionals working with deaf and diverse children.  (904) 620-1818

Dr. Joanna Cannon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Dr. Joanna Cannon

Associate Professor in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology
Dr. Joanna Cannon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education and co-director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing graduate program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Dr. Cannon taught Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)students in grades 6, 7, and 8 as an itinerant and resource teacher for 9 years. During that time she had many students who were DHH with additional disabilities, as well as English Language Learners (ELLs) who were recent immigrants to the U.S. Because of these experiences she has an interest in both areas and conducted the first research study with students who are DHH and ELLs regarding ways to increase their vocabulary skills. Dr. Cannon is a contact for further information regarding students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and English Language Learners.  (604) 822-1645