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Alesia Allen

Assistant Vice President for NTID Diversity and Inclusion

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Alesia Allen

Assistant Vice President for NTID Diversity and Inclusion

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, Ph.D., Gallaudet University

Currently Teaching

LEAD-103
3 Credits
This course will define intersectionality and review the reality of the intersection of race, class, gender and sexual identity. Students will explore how systems of oppression reinforce each other and visually see how varying identities intersect to create an overall matrix of domination. Essential to this course is understanding that there is no construction of race separate from gender, no construction of class separate from race, no construction of sexual identity separate from gender and that identity is not static but contingent, contextual, and simultaneous effect of multiple identities.
LEAD-350
3 Credits
This course will provide an introduction for students to learn various types of qualitative research in the field of leadership, intersectionality, and accessibility. This course will involve hands-on experiences, developing research questions, interviewing, performing thematic analyses, and identifying vital components of a qualitative research study.
MSSE-701
3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to examine the psychological and social development of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in childhood and adolescence. The ways that family, school, and community affect the student's development, including effects on cognitive processes, identity formation, and peer relationships, are considered. Psychological and sociological perspectives on students' experience in general are used to provide a framework for understanding the development of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Educational implications of the theories and research presented are discussed.

In the News

  • February 27, 2023

    Beyond the Ratio poster for RIT celebration for women. Simple line drawings of women's faces.

    Events planned at RIT to commemorate Women’s History Month

    Several organizations at RIT, including the new President’s Commission on Women, are putting together a month of events to celebrate Women’s History Month and women in the RIT community, including panel discussions, one-on-one talks, self-empowerment, music, a trip to Seneca Falls, and more.

  • October 30, 2020

    headshots of four faculty members.

    RIT/NTID announces personnel changes to support antiracism programs

    NTID has announced personnel changes in support of the college’s Antiracism and Social Justice Plan, which is scheduled for release this fall. Alesia Allen has been named assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion; Joseph Hill will serve as assistant dean for ALANA faculty recruitment and retention; Thomastine “Tommie” Sarchet-Maher is assistant dean of ALANA Outreach, Access, and Success; and Peter Hauser has been named assistant dean of research mentoring.