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Carol J. Erting, PhD

Gallaudet University

Carol J. Erting is the provost at Gallaudet University and a professor in the Department of Education. During her administrative career at Gallaudet University, she has also served as associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School, Continuing Studies, and International Programs; dean of the Graduate School and Professional Programs; and chair of the Department of Education. Erting was a faculty member in the Linguistics Department and a research scientist in the Gallaudet Research Institute for 15 years, serving as director of the Culture and Communications Study Program and program chair of the Deaf Way (1989), an international conference on the history, language, and culture of deaf communities. She currently serves on the American Council on Education’s Commission on Internationalization and Global Engagement. In addition, she was selected as one of 32 provosts nationwide to participate in the Association of Chief Academic Officer’s)/Gates Foundation Digital Fellows Initiative from 2017 to 2019. Erting has a PhD in cultural anthropology from American University, a QE in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London, and BS and MA degrees from Northwestern University in communicative disorders.