RIT/NTID Professor Named Honorary Professor at University Of Edinburgh
Marc Marschark will work in School of Education and Department of Psychology
Oct. 5, 2007
by Pamela Carmichael
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Dr. Marc Marschark, director of the Center for Education Research Partnerships at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been named an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Marschark, who will work both in Edinburgh’s School of Education and Department of Psychology, will focus on enhancing educational access for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, examining the cognitive and social foundations of learning by deaf students and fostering teaching practices that better support deaf students in all aspects of their development and learning.
Marschark also is an honorary professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is editor of the “Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education” and co-editor of the “Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language, and Education.” He is the author of “Raising and Educating a Deaf Child.” Much of his research concerns relations between language and learning, with a special emphasis on linguistic and nonlinguistic components of language comprehension.
RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. RIT is home to NTID, where more than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live and socialize with 14,700 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. U.S. News and World Report consistently has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.
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