Monthly Archives: December 2015

RIT Recognized as Best Online College in New York State

Rochester Institute of Technology is the best choice for students working on an online degree in 2016, according to new rankings from The college research website ranked RIT first among the top 25 public and private schools offering undergraduate or graduate programs fully online throughout New York State. The website ranking commends RIT on quality and affordability. More.


Dye Named to RIT/NTID Faculty

headshot of Matthew Dye wearing glasses and blue and white button down shirt.

Matthew Dye has joined the faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He is an instructional/support faculty member in NTID’s Liberal Studies Department.

Born in the United Kingdom, Dye moved to the U.S. in 2002 to start a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester. From there he moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take a position as assistant professor of Speech and Hearing Science.

Dye provides instructional support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the Psychology program in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, and conducts research into the development of visual functions in deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

He earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the Department of Psychology and Speech Pathology at Manchester Polytechnic in Manchester, U.K., and went on to earn his master’s degree from the Centre for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience from the University of Stirling. His doctorate is from the Department of Psychology at the University of Southampton.

He is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, Association for Psychological Science and the Sign Language Linguistics Society, among others, and has earned numerous awards and grants, including from the National Institutes for Health and National Science Foundation. He has presented at conferences throughout the United States and internationally. 

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1965, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID offers associate degree programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and provides support and access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students who study in the other eight colleges of RIT. NTID also offers a bachelor’s degree program in sign language interpreting and a master’s degree program in secondary education for individuals interested in teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students come from all over the United States and around the world to take advantage of the opportunities available to them at RIT/NTID. Visit: