Shirin Antia | santia@u.arizona.edu

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Dr. Shirin Antia, Meyerson Distinguished Professor of Disability and Rehabilitation, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies(DPS), College of Education has directed the program in education of DHH since 1980. She teaches masters- and doctoral-level courses in the areas of language development of exceptional students, inclusion, and research. She has over 30 years of experience in the development and administration of grants, having been the principal or co-principal investigator of eight federal personnel preparation grants and three federal research grants. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, the primary research journal in education of DHH individuals. She has been a board member of the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED), served as the president of the Association of College Educators-Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) and is actively involved in professional preparation activities. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters on social interaction, social integration, and inclusion of DHH students. She is currently a co-principal investigator of the Center for Literacy and Deafness, a research center funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences. She is Asian-American and has considerable international and inter-cultural experiences in special education. Dr. Antia has been honored as a UA CoE Erasmus Scholar, and received the Sister Mary Delaney award from ACE-DHH for her professional contribution to the field.