President and Dean

Gerard Buckley

As I look to the future, I see a new generation of students, faculty and staff working together to improve the success of deaf and hard-of-hearing people nationally and internationally. Together we will advance NTID’s mission and ensure that the college remains the leader in postsecondary education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Gerard Buckley
President NTID/Vice President and Dean RIT

Academic Affairs

In his role as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gary Behm assures that the college is centered around student and faculty/staff success, from enrollment through degree completion, to job placement after graduation. Academic Affairs is a collaborative organization that includes ten academic departments.

Academic Affairs home page

Gary Behm teaching a class

Gary Behm
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Annual Report

The NTID Annual Report fulfills the requirement of the Education of the Deaf Act that the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, prepare and submit an annual report to the Secretary of Education.

Brick City News

Brick City News (BCN) is a vlog sponsored by the NTID President’s Office to share information with the NTID community. BCN helps keep students informed about important announcements, events, and other happenings in the life of our campus community.

National Advisory Group (NAG)

In accordance with the Education of the Deaf Act, the National Advisory Group is appointed to advise the President of NTID " formulating and carrying out the basic policies governing [NTID’s] establishment and operation, which group shall include individual who are professionally concerned with education and technical training at the postsecondary school level, persons who are professionally concerned with activities relating to education and training of individuals who are deaf, and members of the public familiar with the need for services provided by NTID."

National Advisory Group Chair

Pamela  Lloyd-Ogoke
National Advisory Group Chair
Chief of Community Integration Services and Supports
North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Raleigh, North Carolina
Bedarius Bell, Jr.
State Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Opelika, Alabama
Joyce Bender
Chief Executive Officer
Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tina Childress
Educational Audiologist, Urbana School District
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Portrait of History Estill-Varner
Co-Executive Director
Discovering Deaf Worlds, Inc.
Photo of Ernest E. Garrett III
Louisiana's Special School District
Chairman of the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf
Jefferson City, Missouri
Man with short dark hair, dark suit coat, striped shirt, and red patterned tie.
Sr. Project Manager
US Federal Government
Washington D.C.
Christopher Lehfeldt
Elmwood Dental Group, Rochester, New York
Photo of woman with dark shoulder length hair, light colored v-neck blouse, and black jacket.
Rehabilitation Counselor
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Braintree, Massachusetts
Senior Customer Relations Manager
Sprint Relay
Geneseo, New York
Karen  Putz
Business Owner
Ageless Passions
Chicago, Illinois
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
Scottsdale, AZ
Photo of Robert  Sidansky
Retired Administrator of Student Services, National Center on Deafness California State University, Northridge
Kathleen   Treni
Retired Principal
Continuum of Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, BCSSD
Ramsey, New Jersey
Photo of man, bald, dark suit jacket, striped shirt open at color.
Senior Manager
Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, Ohio
Portrait of Dr. Scott Wills
Research Scientist
Dow Chemical Company
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

From the NTID President's Office

Gerard Buckley

Each edition of "From the NTID President's Office" strives to give faculty and staff an update of what is happening throughout our college and university community. 

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Gerard Buckley
President NTID/Vice President and Dean RIT

Strategic Decisions 2020

In spring 2010, NTID completed a community-wide strategic planning process involving students, faculty, staff and alumni, which resulted in creation of Strategic Decisions 2020 (RIT account required to view), a roadmap that will guide NTID in the coming decade.

NTID is now implementing the plan, which includes strategic initiatives involving six areas:

Pursuing enrollment targets and admissions and programming strategies:

  • Increasing numbers of graduates achieving baccalaureate degrees and higher
  • Maintaining focus and commitment to quality associate-level degree programs leading directly to the workplace
  • Increasing diversity – AALANA students
  • Improving services to under-prepared students:
    • Working with regional partners to implement intensive summer academic preparation programs in selected high-growth, ethnically diverse areas of the country
  • Expanding NTID's role as a National Resource Center of Excellence in the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in high school and at the postsecondary level.
  • Enhancing efforts to become a recognized national leader in the exploration, adaptation, testing and implementation of new technologies to enhance access to, and support of, learning by deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
  • Review and update NTID career-focused program portfolio
  • Expand 2+2/2+3 degree programs
  • Investigate development of deafness-related bachelor's degrees with other RIT colleges
  • Coordination among technical general education and co-curriculum programs
    • International
    • Community service
    • Soft skills
    • Deaf studies/ASL requirement
  • Expand graduate degrees
  • Educational use of languages in support of graduation requirements
  • Orientation to RIT Deaf community and opportunity to learn ASL
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Signing in public spaces by faculty and staff
  • Flexibility in direct instruction
  • Communication expectations for faculty and staff
  • Civil discourse
  • Communicating with external publics
  • Professional development
  • Center for NTID research
  • Undergraduate and graduate scholarship and innovation
  • Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall
    • Two-story, 23,000 square foot facility
    • Dedicated to innovation and research at the associate degree level
    • Groundbreaking spring 2012
    • Opening 2013