Carol has worked at RIT for over 30 years and has been in the Center since it was launched as the National Sign Language Interpreting Project in 2002. She has an M.S. degree in Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and is a sign language and oral interpreter. Following an NSF-sponsored research program that focused on deaf and hearing students' metacognitive skills in the classroom, her current research continues to investigate the diversity of deaf students today, those with and without cochlear implants. Studies explore the interplay of academic background, cognition and language which impact achievement in college classrooms.