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http://tinyurl.com/deaf-docsSearching: Use Ctrl-H to search for a name or phrase.
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https://tinyurl.com/GU-firsts
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http://tinyurl.com/deaf-docs-honorary
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This list (below) is intended to be chronological, as a follow-up to the 1981 Deaf Heritage book list (in Appendix B)https://tinyurl.com/deaf-heritage-docs
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http://tinyurl.com/deaf-profshttp://tinyurl.com/deaf-jds
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PhD1Moore, Gideon E., PhD1869Deaf Heritage listHeidelberg University (#1) (Germany)<=== First deaf person in the world to earn a doctoral degree of any type (a student from the United States, studying in Germany). First student from the U.S. to graduate summa cum laude from Heideberg University
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PhD2Scott, Charlotte Angas, PhD1885Bryn Mawr College Annual ReportUniversity of London (#1) (UK)
<=== First deaf female in the world to earn a doctoral degree of any type. First British woman (whether deaf or hearing) to earn a doctorate of any type (second European woman)
tinyurl.com/charlotte-angas-scott-deaf
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MD1Nicolle, Charles Jules Henri, MD1893dpiap.orgPasteur Institute (#1) (France)<=== First deaf person to earn a professional degree; first deaf person to become a Nobel laureate (1928)
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PhD3
Canfield, Dorothea Frances, PhD (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)
1904Dissertation AbstractsColumbia University (#1)<=== First deaf person overall to earn a doctoral degree of any type in the U.S. First deaf person in the U.S. to earn a doctoral degree from an Ivy League institution
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DDS1Andree, George Gregor William, DDS1908Proceedings of the Board of Regents (1906-1910)University of Michigan (#1)<=== First deaf person to earn a DDS degree. First graduate of Gallaudet College to earn a doctoral degree of any type
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PhD4Best, Harry, PhD1914Dissertation AbstractsColumbia University (#2)
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DDS2Nies, Edwin W., DDS1914Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Pennsylvania (#1)
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Dr. phil. nat.Edinger, Johanna Gabrielle Ottilie "Tilly", Dr. phil. nat.1921WorldCatUniversity of Frankfurt am Main (#1) (Germany)
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PhD5Breunig, Henry Latham, PhD1938Deaf Heritage listJohns Hopkins University, The (#1)
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PhD6Pitcher, Bernard L., PhD1939sussexdeafhistory.org.ukImperial College (UK) (#1)<=== First congenitally deaf person in the world to earn an academic, doctoral degree
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PhD7Cornforth, John, PhD1941ndfresearch.comUniversity of Oxford (#1) St. Catherine's College (#1) (UK)
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MD2Steinback, Howard L., MD1943Deaf Heritage listSt. Louis University (#1)<=== First deaf person (and first congenitally deaf person) to earn a Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree in the United States
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DPhil1
Ollerenshaw, Kathleen (Timpson), DPhil (achieved without thesis)
1945ox.ac.ukUniversity of Oxford (#2) (UK)
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PhD8Vier, Marion Corson, PhD1948Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Colorado (#1)
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PhD9Lillie, Robert Jones, PhD1949Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Maryland, College Park (#1)<=== First congenitally deaf person to earn an academic, doctoral degree in the United States
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PhD10Kidd, Donald J., PhD1951Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of Toronto (#1) (Canada)<=== First deaf Canadian to earn a doctoral degree
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PhD11Ballantyne, Donald L., PhD1952Deaf Heritage listCatholic University of America (#1)
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DDS3Marsters, James C., DDS1952Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#1)
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PhD12Hawkins, William Bruce, Jr., PhD1954Deaf Heritage listPrinceton University (#1)
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JD1Myers, Lowell J., JD1956Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Illinois at Chicago (#1) John Marshall Law School (#1)<=== First deaf person to earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. (Note: The first deaf attorney to earn a law degree of any type was Roger O'Kelley, who earned a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., degree from Yale University in 1912 (see: http://tinyurl.com/deaf-jds). Theodore Grady earned a Bachelor of Letters, B.L., degree from the University of California, which involved "themes," but it's not clear if one of the themes was law. In 1960, John D. Randolph earned a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., degree from Georgetown Law School, which was inadvertently listed as a JD degree on page 439 of Deaf Heritage.)
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MD3Fine, Peter J., MD1961Deaf AmericanUniversity of Pennsylvania (hearing level change post-medical school)
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MD4Price, Ralphael M., MD1962Deaf Heritage listThomas Jefferson University (#1)
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MD5Weinberger, Myron, MD1963Deaf Heritage listIndiana University (#1)
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PhD13Thompson, Richard Earle, PhD1964Deaf Heritage listBoston University (#1)
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PhD14Mayes, Thomas A., PhD1965Deaf Heritage listMichigan State University (#1)
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JD2Shea, Gerald, JD1967columbia.eduColumbia University (#3) School of Law (#1)
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PhD15Stibick, Jeffrey Nelson Lee, PhD1967Deaf Heritage listCatholic University of America (#2)
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PhD16Basch, Jay Justin, PhD1968Dissertation AbstractsChemistryTemple University (#1)
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PhD17Guertin, Ralph Francis, PhD1969Deaf Heritage listYale University (#1)
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EdD1Phillips, Richard Martin, EdD1969Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Maryland, College Park (#2)<=== First deaf person to earn a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree; first deaf Gallaudet College alumnus to earn a doctoral degree requiring a dissertation (see Andree, above). Second Gallaudet graduate (not the third, per Deaf Heritage) to earn a doctoral degree of any type
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EdD2Marshall, William James Aloysius, EdD1970Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (#1)
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PhD18Schowe, Ben Marshall, Jr., PhD1970Deaf Heritage listOhio State University, The (#1)<=== First deaf Gallaudet College graduate to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree
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PhD18Sharpless, Nansie Sue, PhD1970Deaf Heritage listWayne State University (#1)
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EdD2Stewart, Larry Gene, EdD1970Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Arizona (#1)
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Chatoff, Michael A., JD (Admitted to Bar of US Supreme Court)
1971Deaf Heritage listBrooklyn Law School (#1)<=== First deaf person admitted to the Bar of US Supreme Court
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PhD20Doyle, Thomas Daniel, PhD1971Deaf Heritage listGeorge Washington University (#1)
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EdD4Johnson, Richard K., EdD1971Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Arizona (#2)
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PhD20Pachciarz, Judith Ann, PhD (See also: 1983)1971Deaf Heritage listSaint Louis University (#1)
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EdD4Vescovi, Geno Michael, EdD1971Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Arizona (#2)
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MD6Berlin, Jodi, MD1972AMPHL-FacebookNew York University School of Law (hearing level change post-law school)
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PhD22Bushnaq, Suleiman M., PhD1972Catholic U. libraryCatholic University of America (#3)
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PhD22Cerf, Vinton Gray, PhD1972Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of California, Los Angeles (#1)
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PhD22Davila, Robert R., PhD1972Deaf Heritage listSyracuse University (#1)<=== First profoundly deaf graduate of a state school for the deaf to obtain a doctoral degree, Class of 1948, California School for the Deaf; First Deaf Hispanic to earn a doctoral degree
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EdD6Galloway, Victor H., EdD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Arizona (#4)
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PhD22Gustason, Gerilee, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Southern California (#1)
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MD6Hammerschlag, Paul E., MD1972Deaf Heritage listYeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (#1)
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PhD22Jensema, Carl John, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Washington (#1)
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PhD22Kapp, Leon Neal, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Rochester (#1)
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EdD6Mba, Peter Okoro, EdD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (#1)
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EdD6Propp, George, EdD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln (#1)
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PhD22Stinson, Michael Stewart, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Michigan (#2)
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PhD22Watson, Douglas, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listFlorida State University (#1)
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DDS4Weiner, Michael, DDS1972Deaf Heritage listTemple University (#2)
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EdD9Corson, Harvey J., EdD1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Cincinnati (#1)
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PhD30Jordan, Irving King, Jr., PhD1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (#2)
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PhD30Liebman, Jeffrey Mark, PhD1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of California, Los Angeles (#2)
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PhD30Mead, Richard Harlow, PhD1973Deaf Heritage listHarvard University (#1)
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PhD30Nomeland, Ronald E., PhD1973Deaf Heritage listInstructional TechnologySyracuse University (#2) (my dissertation can be found in Dissertation Abstracts)<=== First congenitally deaf person who completed studies at a residential school for the deaf to earn a PhD degree, Minnesota School for the Deaf, 1942-1954.
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DDS5Snyder, James G, DDS1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Iowa (#1)
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PhD30Sussman, Allen Edwin, PhD1973Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#2)
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PhD30Tetteh-Ocloo, Seth Lawrence, PhD1973Deaf Heritage listSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale (#1)
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EdD10Freeman, Jerome Warren, EdD1974Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (#3)
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EdD10Preston, William, EdD1974Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Rochester (#2)
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EdD10Sanderson, Robert Gordon, EdD1974Deaf Heritage listBrigham Young University (#1)
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EdD13Fleischer, Lawrence Raymond, EdD1975Deaf Heritage listBrigham Young University (#2)
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EdD13Golden, Emanuel, EdD1975Deaf Heritage listWalden University (#1)
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DPH1Goldstein, Inge F, DPH1975Deaf Heritage listColumbia University (#4)<=== First deaf person to earn a Doctor of Public Health (D.P.H.) degree
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PhD36Johnson, Verner Carl, PhD1975Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (#4)
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PhD36Okuda, Chuzo, PhD1975Deaf Heritage listPennsylvania State University (#1)
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PhD38Bowe, Frank George, PhD1976Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#3)
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PhD38Christiansen, John Barton, PhD1976Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of California, Riverside (#1)
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PhD38Harris, Robert Ira, PhD1976Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#3)
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MD8Hochman, Frank P., MD1976Deaf Heritage listRutgers University (#1) New Jersey Medical School (#1)
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EdD15Miller, Betty Gloria, EdD1976Deaf Heritage listPennsylvania State University (#2)<=== First deaf Gallaudet College alumna to earn a doctoral degree (August 1976)
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EdD15Miller, Lucille Vida, EdD1976Dissertation AbstractsBrigham Young University (#3)<=== First deaf woman to earn a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree (April 1976)
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PhD38Moore, Michael Lee, PhD1976Deaf Heritage listUniversity of North Texas (#1)
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PhD38Norwood, Malcolm Joseph, PhD1976Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Maryland, College Park (#3)
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PhD38Schroedel, John G., PhD1976Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#3)<=== Graduated with distinction
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PhD38Wax, Tovah "Teena" M., PhD1976Dissertation AbstractsUniverity of Delaware (#1)<=== First congenitally deaf woman to earn a PhD degree
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PhD45Bohrman, Jeffrey Stephen, PhD1977Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of the Pacific (#1)
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PhD45Humphries, Tom, PhD1977Deaf Heritage listUnion Institute and University (#1)
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PhD45James, David Michael, PhD1977Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of Chicago, The (#1)
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MD9Kavic, Thomas Adam, MD1977Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Pittsburgh (#1) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (#1)
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JD4Mather, Robert, JD1977Deaf Heritage listDePaul University (#1) College of Law (#1)<=== First congenitally deaf person to earn a JD degree
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PhD45Reddy, Sarabudla Narasimha, PhD1977Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Wyoming (#1)
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EdD17Agazie, James Chukwuma, EdD1978Deaf Heritage listAtlanta University (#1)
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PhD49Bergman, Eugene, PhD1978Deaf Heritage listGeorge Washington University (#2)<=== First deaf person to earn a PhD in English (Mervin Garettson was perhaps the first Deaf person to become a PhD candidate in English)
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DSW1Chough, Steven Kevin, DSW1978Deaf Heritage listColumbia University (#5)<=== First deaf person from Asia to earn a doctoral degree; first deaf person to earn a Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.) degree
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JD5Matarazzi, William, JD1978wrlc.orgWashburn University of Topeka (#1) School of Law (#1)
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MD10Zazove, Philip, MD1978umich.eduWashington University in St. Louis (#1) Washington University School of Medicine (#1)
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PhD50Babb, Richard Lee, PhD1979Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (#2)
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PhD50Brauer, Barbara Ann, PhD1979Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#6)