Meet the Faculty & Staff

Sign Language Studies

Faculty & Staff

Dan McDougall, CSC

SLS Chairperson & Associate Professor
BA, Madonna University
MA, Oakland University
PhD in progress, Heriot-Watt University

Debbie Mitre-Smith

SLS Assistant Professor & Director of the Deaf-Hearing Family Literacy Program
BA, Madonna University
MA TESOL, Madonna University

Bretagne Whitford

SLS Assistant Professor
BS, Rochester Institute of Technology
MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Sharon Meldrum

SLS Adjunct Assistant Professor
BA, Gallaudet University
MA, Eastern  Michigan University

Michael Meldrum, NIC

SLS Adjunct Assistant Professor
BS, Eastern Michigan University
MA, Gallaudet University

Cheryl Airgood
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BA, Madonna University
Double MA Eastern Michigan University – Special Education
Education Specialist’s, Wayne State University – Educational Leadership

Mary Ann DeVos
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BS, Eastern Michigan University
M Ed, Lewis and Clark College

Barbara Hinson,  CSC
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BA, University of North Florida

Tamara Wright, NIC
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BA, Madonna University

Miriam Horwitz, NIC
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BA, American University
MA, Gallaudet University

Katie Fitzpatrick, NIC
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BS, Ferris State University
AAS, Oakland Community College
MA, Gallaudet University

Fr. Michael Depcik
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BA, Gallaudet University
M Div, Ss. Cyril and Methodius Seminary
MA, Gallaudet University

Bridget Mitchell, BEI II
SLS Adjunct Instructor
BA, Madonna University
MA TESOL, Madonna University

Sarah Kosel, BEI I
SLS Academic Advisor
BA, Madonna University
MA TESOL, Madonna University

Student Workers:

Alexandra Wilson
Lab Assistant