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http://tinyurl.com/deaf-docs
http://tinyurl.com/deaf-docsSee also:http://tinyurl.com/deaf-profshttps://twu.edu/dsc
http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip?dbname=WorldCatDissertations
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ABC's 1960 survey: He found only five profoundly deaf people in the US with doctoral degrees, link in next column:
https://archive.org/details/Gallaudet_OTG_Vol12_No44/mode/2up?q=years
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Searching: Use Ctrl-H to search for a name or phrase.See also:http://tinyurl.com/deaf-docs-honoraryhttps://tinyurl.com/deaf-jds
https://archive.org/details/deafpersonsinart00lang
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This list is intended to be chronological, as a follow-up to Rosalyn Gannon's list in Deaf Heritage, 1981 (in Appendix B) ----->
https://tinyurl.com/deaf-heritage-docsBook --->https://archive.org/details/deafheritagenarr0000gann/mode/2up
https://tinyurl.com/silence-of-the-spheres
https://infoguides.rit.edu/c.php?g=671504&p=4811146
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TypeName (Last, First)YearSourceMajor / SpecialtyUniversityNotes
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See "Firsts" --> (scroll to right)
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Bonnet, Charles (Doctor of Laws degree)1743LawUniversity of Geneva (#1) (Switzerland)<=== First deaf person in the world to earn a doctoral degree of any type
Deaf since age 7:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015032834494&view=1up&seq=49&q1=1743
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89083850602&view=1up&seq=5
https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Monthly_Magazine_Or_British_Register/dboRAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22Charles+Bonnet%22+%22doctor+of+laws%22+1743&pg=PA454&printsec=frontcover
https://www.academia.edu/18037642/Charles_Bonnet_His_Life_and_His_Syndrome
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PhD1Moore, Gideon E., PhD1869Deaf Heritage listHeidelberg University (#1) (Germany)
<=== First deaf person in the world to earn a doctor of philosophy degree. First (signing) deaf person in the world to earn a doctoral degree of any type (a student from the United States, studying in Germany).
(hard of hearing)
https://archive.org/details/thesilentworld-v1no1-july1871/page/9/mode/2up
Pp. 207-8:
https://gaislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/americanannals%3A97?solr_nav%5Bid%5D=e4d67fcaa3783f4715c1&solr_nav%5Bpage%5D=0&solr_nav%5Boffset%5D=0#page/1/mode/1up
Pp. 193-4:
https://gaislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/americanannals%3A8075?solr_nav%5Bid%5D=cb34066e3284db4dfdc0&solr_nav%5Bpage%5D=0&solr_nav%5Boffset%5D=1#page/1/mode/1up
Page xxvi:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015032834494&view=1up&seq=30&q1=Gideon
Note: Anders Gustaf Ekeberg achieved a master's ("magister") degree in 1788. See: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sbl/Presentation.aspx?id=16798
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PhD2Auer von Welsbach, Carl, PhD1882Auer von Welsbach MuseumHeidelberg University (#2) (Germany)
(hard of hearing)
http://www.auer-von-welsbach-museum.at/en/freiherr-auer-von-welsbach-4/biography
P. 157:https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015032834494&view=1up&seq=195&q1=Gideon
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PhD3Scott, 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) (hard of hearing as doctoral student)
http://tinyurl.com/charlotte-angas-scott-deaf
https://sites.google.com/view/le-kiosque-de-flaubert/feuille-de-cailloux/feuilles-de-cailloux-2020-2021/european-section-terminale/maths-in-history/charlotte-angas-scott
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MD1Nicolle, Charles Jules Henri, MD1893dpiap.orgPasteur Institute (#1) (France)
<=== First deaf person to become a Nobel laureate (1928) (deaf in one ear, hard of hearing in one ear)
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Canfield, Dorothea Frances, PhD (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)
1904Dissertation AbstractsFrenchColumbia 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 (hard of hearing)
https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmidw0000unse/page/196/mode/2up
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t3mw2mj11&view=1up&seq=26
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015004266493&view=1up&seq=9
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044096992839&view=1up&seq=169
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DDS1Andree, George Gregor William, DDS1908
Proceedings 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 (hard of hearing)
https://archive.org/details/gu_buffandblue19341011/page/n15/mode/2up?q=Andree
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PhD5Conn, Harold Joel, PhD1911Dissertation AbstractsCornell University (#1)
https://twu.edu/dsc/conni.htm
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DDS2Ringnell, Bernhard Ernest, DDS1911
The Iowa Alumnus: Alumni Register Number, 1847-1911
University of Iowa (#1) College of Dentistry (#1)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015032834494&view=1up&seq=116&q1=Bernhard%20Ernest%20Ringnell
https://www.google.com/books/edition/Alumni_Register/4rnOAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=Bernhard+ernest+ringnell&pg=PA238&printsec=frontcover
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203611669/ernest-bernard-ringnell
https://gaislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/alumnicards%3A3944
https://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/islandora/object/ui%3Adentistry_666
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PhD6Best, Harry F., PhD1914Dissertation AbstractsColumbia University (#2)
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DDS3Nies, Edwin W., DDS1914Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Pennsylvania (#1)
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Dr. phil. nat.
1Edinger, Tilly, Dr. phil. nat. (1922?)1921WorldCatUniversity of Frankfurt am Main (#1) (Germany)
https://twu.edu/dsc/edingeri.htm
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PhD7Benedict, Ruth Fulton, PhD1923Dissertation AbstractsColumbia University (#3)
https://twu.edu/dsc/benedicti.htm
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PhD8Wilson, David Hawxhurst, PhD1931Dissertation AbstractsHarvard University (#1)
<=== First congenitally deaf person in the world to earn an academic (i.e., non-professional), doctoral degree (signing or not signing); and first congenitally deaf person to earn an academic, doctoral degree in the United States (signing or not signing)
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.185136/page/n333/mode/2up?q=hawxhurst
https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Volta_Review/x5IyAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22david+h+wilson%22+deaf&pg=PA140&printsec=frontcover
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Lavaud, Suzanne (doctor of letters)1932Silent Worker, June 1950Université de Paris (La Sorbonne) (#1) (France)<=== First deaf person in France to earn a doctoral degree
https://archive.org/details/TheSilentWorker0210June1950/page/n11/mode/2up?q=Lavaud
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PhD9Breunig, Henry Latham, PhD1938Deaf Heritage listJohns Hopkins University, The (#1)
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PhD10Pitcher, Bernard L., PhD1939sussexdeafhistory.org.ukImperial College (UK) (#1)
<=== First congenitally deaf person in the United Kingdom to earn a PhD degree
https://web.archive.org/web/20120905121254/http://www.sussexdeafhistory.org.uk/page_id__62_path__0p34p.aspx
http://www.maryharehistory.org.uk/articles/firsts.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20170325201027/http://www.sussexdeafhistory.org.uk:80/page_id__62.aspx?path=0p34p
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PhD11Witte, Horst, PhD1940University of Munich libraryUniversity of Munich (#1) (Germany)
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PhD12Cornforth, 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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PhD13Vier, Marion Corson, PhD1948Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Colorado (#1)
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PhD14Lillie, Robert Jones, PhD1949Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Maryland, College Park (#1)
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/newportri/name/robert-lillie-obituary?pid=194511203
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PhD15Kidd, Donald J., PhD1951Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of Toronto (#1) (Canada)<=== First deaf person to earn a doctoral degree in Canada
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PhD16Ballantyne, Donald L., PhD1952Deaf Heritage listCatholic University of America (#1)
https://digitalarchive.rit.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1850/18728/NTIDFocus-1981-WIN.pdf?sequence=1
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DDS4Marsters, James C., DDS1952Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#1)
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PhD17Hawkins, 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).
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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) School of Medicine (#1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5afh5PoA70
https://medicine.iu.edu/blogs/alumni/2018-distinguished-alumni-award-recipient-myron-weinberger-md63
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PhD18Thompson, Richard Earle, PhD1964Deaf Heritage listBoston University (#1)
http://archive.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2003/10/03/richard_thompson_to_deaf_community_a_guiding_spirit/
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PhD19Mayes, Thomas A., PhD1965Deaf Heritage listMichigan State University (#1)
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JD2Shea, Gerald, JD1967columbia.eduColumbia University (#4) School of Law (#1)
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PhD20Stibick, Jeffrey Nelson Lee, PhD1967Deaf Heritage listCatholic University of America (#2)
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/washingtonpost/name/jeffrey-stibick-obituary?pid=184110382
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PhD21Basch, Jay Justin, PhD1968Dissertation AbstractsChemistryTemple University (#1)
<=== First congenitally deaf person in the world to earn an academic, doctoral degree (signing)
https://psdalumni.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/JayBasch.pdf
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PhD22Guertin, 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 undergraduate alumnus to earn a doctoral degree requiring a dissertation (see Andree, above).
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EdD2Marshall, William James Aloysius, EdD1970Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (#1)
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PhD23Schowe, Ben Marshall, Jr., PhD1970Deaf Heritage listOhio State University, The (#1)
<=== First deaf Gallaudet College undergraduate alumnus to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree
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PhD23Sharpless, 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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PhD25Doyle, 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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PhD25Pachciarz, 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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PhD27Bushnaq, Suleiman M., PhD1972Catholic U. libraryCatholic University of America (#3)
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PhD27Cerf, Vinton Gray, PhD1972Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of California, Los Angeles (#1)
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PhD27Davila, 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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PhD27Gustason, Gerilee, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Southern California (#1)
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MD6Hammerschlag, Paul E., MD1972Deaf Heritage listYeshiva University (#1), Albert Einstein College of Medicine (#1)
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PhD27Jensema, Carl John, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Washington (#1)
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PhD27Kapp, Leon Neal, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Rochester (#1)
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EdD6Mba, Peter Okoro, EdD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (#1)<=== First deaf person from Africa to obtain a doctoral degree
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EdD6Propp, George, EdD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln (#1)
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PhD27Stinson, Michael Stewart, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Michigan (#2)
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PhD27Watson, Douglas, PhD1972Deaf Heritage listFlorida State University (#1)
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DDS5Weiner, Michael, DDS1972Deaf Heritage listTemple University (#2)
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EdD9Corson, Harvey J., EdD1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Cincinnati (#1)
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PhD35Jordan, Irving King, Jr., PhD1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (#2)
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PhD35Liebman, Jeffrey Mark, PhD1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of California, Los Angeles (#2)
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PhD35Mead, Richard Harlow, PhD1973Deaf Heritage listHarvard University (#2)
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PhD35Nomeland, 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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DDS6Snyder, James G, DDS1973Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Iowa (#2)
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PhD35Sussman, Allen Edwin, PhD1973Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#2)
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PhD35Tetteh-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 (#5)<=== First deaf person to earn a Doctor of Public Health (D.P.H.) degree
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PhD41Johnson, Verner Carl, PhD1975Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville (#4)
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PhD41Okuda, Chuzo, PhD1975Deaf Heritage listPennsylvania State University (#1)
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PhD43Bowe, Frank George, PhD1976Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#3)
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PhD43Christiansen, John Barton, PhD1976Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of California, Riverside (#1)
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PhD43Harris, 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) (hard of hearing)
https://archive.org/details/sim_a-deaf-american-monograph_1971-06_23_10/page/23/mode/1up
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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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PhD43Moore, Michael Lee, PhD1976Deaf Heritage listUniversity of North Texas (#1)
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PhD43Norwood, Malcolm Joseph, PhD1976Deaf Heritage listUniversity of Maryland, College Park (#3)
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PhD43Schroedel, John G., PhD1976Deaf Heritage listNew York University (#3)<=== Graduated with distinction
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PhD43Wax, Tovah "Teena" M., PhD1976Dissertation AbstractsUniverity of Delaware (#1)<=== First congenitally deaf woman to earn a PhD degree
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PhD50Bohrman, Jeffrey Stephen, PhD1977Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of the Pacific (#1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vRZPXUgGx8
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PhD50Humphries, Tom, PhD1977WorldCat/Project/Deaf Heritage listUnion Institute and University (#1)
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PhD50James, David Michael, PhD1977Dissertation AbstractsUniversity of Chicago, The (#1)<=== First hard of hearing Black person to earn a PhD degree
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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