Beil, of Pittsford, has worked at NTID since 1975. A full professor, Beil served as chair of the Applied Computer Technology Department; acting director of the School of Business Careers and acting chair of NTIDís Business Support Team. He is a recipient of both the RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Award of Excellence from the NTID Deaf Professional Group.
He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University at St. Louis and a master's degree in computer science from Washington State University. He also received a Certificate in Planning Programming Budgeting Systems following a year-long course at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University.
After one year at the University of Michigan Law School, Beil joined the Peace Corps, spending two years in the Somali Republic in East Africa. At the Peace Corps' Washington office, he was a systems analyst at what's now known as the Office of Management and Budget. He has authored 11 college textbooks and trade books and is an experienced technical writer.
ďItís hard to find an individual who knows more about NTID than Don," said Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, RIT vice president and dean for NTID. "In addition, he brings to this position his experience at the federal level with major issues relevant to deafness and education. Donís combination of knowledge and experience will continue to benefit NTID students."The first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, NTID, one of eight colleges within RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT's Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address: www.rit.edu/NTID.
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