The Space Between–A Conversation about Hearing Loss & Identity—Part 1 with Guests Megan Reister, PhD, Jane Ammon, EdD, Stef Gardiner-Walsh, PhD

The Space Between–A Conversation about Hearing Loss & Identity—Part 1 with Guests Megan Reister, PhD, Jane Ammon, EdD, Stef Gardiner-Walsh, PhD


This episode features three university professors—Dr. Megan Reister of Franciscan University, Dr. Jane Ammon of Chestnut Hill College, and Dr. Stef Gardiner-Walsh of Illinois State University. These three educators share their experiences of growing up with hearing loss and how these experiences inform their work with students. All three completed dissertations on issues of identity and “being other” in a hearing world.  

Kemmery (Reister), Megan A. Are You Deaf or Hard of Hearing? Which Do You Go By: Perceptions of Students with Hearing Loss. Ph.D. Dissertation (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014). 

Ammon, Jane. Decentering Whiteness in Teacher Education Through A Creative Self Study of Womanist Caring Pedagogy. Doctoral Dissertation (Kutztown University, 2022).   

https://research.library.kutztown.edu/edddissertations/23 

Gardiner-Walsh, Stef. Factors Characterizing the Academic Experiences of Children with Mild Bilateral or Unilateral Hearing Loss. Doctoral Dissertation (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 2015). 

Reister, Megan. MotherScholars’ Perceptions , Experiences, and the Impact on Work-Family Balance (Lexington Books, 2022). https://rowman.com/Lexington 

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