Woman Owned Business; Author. Consultant. Presenter. Mentor, & Experienced Researcher.



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​​My Background


Woman Owned Business, Mentor, Community Historian & Researcher

Chaired the Deaf Culture and History Section with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), 2014 to 2016.

Advocate, Author, Consultant, Presenter, Mentor, and Researcher


Past involvement:

Federal government employee, 19+ years

Relay Missouri Advisory Committee, 1998-2002

Diversity Committee for the City of Bowie, Maryland, 2004-2005

Chaired for the annual luncheon, Deaf In Government, December 2005 and December 2006

Sponsorship & Technology Coordinator, Deaf In Government, National Training Conference, May 2007

Co-Chaired, 10 years anniversary annual luncheon, Deaf In Government, December 2007

Chaired the National Association of the Deaf's Deaf Culture & History Section, 2014-2016


Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with University of Phoenix, AZ, 2006

Dr. Frank Turk Award at Jr. NAD Eastern Conference, 1987

Inducted in Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame, 2016, want to become a Disability mentor? Sign up here!


Community Research specialties:

Deaf History, Deaf Heritage, disability, visual and material culture, and digital & historic preservation. Kathleen's other development is to appreciate the legacy of American Deaf History & Culture to the Community. Also, give support and share information with the State Deaf school museum, center staff, and others. Also, she is an expert at the accurate sources checking and I am happy to verify the sources for you through your publishing company or individual as desired.


Current Projects/Presentations (Dates not in order)

Presentations on: Appreciating the Legacy: American Deaf History & Culture, Deaf History & Culture 101 (research skills), Social Media 101, Accessibility 101 (museums and centers), and many more to meet your needs!

On-going project hired by ASL Rose Company, May 2017 to present on Deaf Education History research project to be launched in 2018


Contact me for more details!


Past Projects/Presentations (Dates not in order)

Baltimore's Deaf Heritagebook completed and released, in June 2014. Order here!

Presenter on Think Outside of the Box, Olathe, KS, 2015 August; at the Deaf Cultural Center- morning and evening presentations.

Presenter/Consultant with the Deaf Cultural Center Board, Olathe, KS, 2015 August.

Presenter at Frederick, Maryland Public Library, 2014 August on Baltimore's Deaf Heritage.

Presenter at Washington, DC Public Library, 2014 August on Baltimore's Deaf Heritage.

Presenter at Rochester Institute of Technology/NTID, 2014 September; Critical Thinking & Writing Class, Deaf Culture Class, on

     stage presentation & book signing Baltimore's Deaf Heritage, booth meet & greet.

Booth & Delegate at NAD for the Deaf Culture and History Section, 2014 July.

Presenter at Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights, NY, 2014 September.

Presenter at Fanwood State Deaf School, NY 2014 September.

Presenter at the Baltimore Public Library hosted by the Baltimore City Historic Society, 2015 February

Presenter at the Baltimore County Historic Society, 2015 January

Presenter and Host the NAD Deaf Culture & History Section event with 5 other group of deaf authors at the NAD Headquarters,

     April 15, 2016 celebrating the ASL Day

Presenter with Jowy Crosta on Wakening of Deaf Culture: Bringing the Values of Deaf Culture to the Community at New Jersey Deaf

     School (Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf), May 13, 2016

Detroit's Deaf Heritage book completed, released June 2017. Order here.

Booth & Alt. Delegate at NAD for the Deaf Culture & History Section, 2016 July

Presenter on Detroit's Deaf Heritage at Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan, July 29, 2016

Presenter on workshop about the Deaf History & Culture 101 at South Carolina Association of the Deaf One Day Leadership

     Conference, August 20, 2016

Presenter on Wakening Deaf Culture & Bringing Values Back to the Deaf Community, at NTID/RIT, Rochester, NY, September 16

Presenter on both books, Baltimore's Deaf Heritage and Detroit's Deaf Heritage, Barnes & Noble @ RIT bookstore, September 17

Presenter, Reawakening the Deaf History & Culture and Bring Values Back Into the Deaf Community, at University of New

     Hampshire Manchester, Manchester, New Hampshire, September 23, 2016

Presenter, Appreciating the Legacy: American Deaf History & Culture, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, October 6, 2016

Presenter, How I Overcame the Barriers as a Professional Deaf Woman, Notre Dame of Maryland University at the Women of the

     World Baltimore Festival, October 7, 2016

Booth at Hearing Loss Expo, Pennsylvania, November 2-3, 2016

Booth at ASL Connect Expo, W. Trenton, New Jersey at MKSD, November 5, 2016

Presenter on both books and appreciating our legacy: American Deaf History & Culture, Coventry Village Library, Cleveland, OH

     March 9, 2017

Presenter on Social Media 101, Columbus, OH, March 10, 2017

Keynote Presenter at the Greater Richmond Chapter Virginia Association of the Deaf banquet, Richmond, Virginia, April 22, 2017

Workshop Presenter on Social Media 101,at National Black Deaf Advocates Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, August 2017

Guest Presenter at the Howard County Miller Branch Public Library in Elliott City, Post-Baltimore's Deaf Heritage: Hidden History,

   Sept 25, 2017 hosted by Howard County Assn of the Deaf during the Deaf Awareness Week kickoff


Publications

  1. Baltimore's Deaf Heritage, Kathleen Brockway (Pleasanton, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2014)
  2. Detroit's Deaf Heritage, Kathleen Brockway. (Pleasanton, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, June 2016)
  3. Mini publications in blogs on LinkedIn
  4. Coming soon! History of the Deaf Grassroots Movement, Kathleen Brockway & Don Grushkin.
  5. Appreciating American Deaf History & Culture: Virginia Deaf Education, Kathleen Brockway. (Virginia, Little Acorn newsletter, August 2017, part 1)
  6. Coming soon!Appreciating American Deaf History & Culture: Virginia Deaf Education, Kathleen Brockway. (Virginia, Little Acorn newsletter, November 2017, part 2)

Conferences/Workshops

National Training Conference, three days, Deaf In Government, May 2003

National Training Conference, three days, Deaf In Government, May 2005

Deaf Women Leadership Week workshop, a week class, Gallaudet University, summer 2005

National Training Conference, three days, Deaf In Government, May 2007

Deafhood 101, a week class, Gallaudet University, December 2012

NAD Conference, July 2014 (Delegate)

Georgetown University Stewardship of Sign Language One Day Conference, summer 2015 (Presenter)

Small Museum Association Conference, three days, February 2016

NAD Conference, July 2016 (Alternate Delegate)

South Carolina Association of the Deaf One Day Leadership Conference, August 2016 (Presenter)

Virginia Association of the Deaf One Day Leadership Conference, September 2016

Heritage Languages Conference, one day, September 2016

100th Anniversary Detroit Association of the Deaf Gala, October 2016 (Book signing & Presenter)

Small Museum Association Conference, three days, February 2017 (Presenter on Accessibility 101 for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Visitors)

Deaf Business Owners Summit, one day, May 2017 at Catonsville, Maryland hosted by the Maryland government Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Leadership Training Conference, one day, Richmond, Virginia, June 10, 2017

National Black Deaf Advocates Conference, August 1-6, 2017

Small Museum Association Leadership Workshop on fundraising efforts, one day, Sept 25, 2017

Coming up soon- Heritage Language Conference, October 7, 2017 at American University. Want to attend? more information here!

Coming up soon- Small Museum Association Conference, three days, February 18-19, 2018 (included one full day with Deaf museum/center representatives only). Want to attend? sign up here! For more info how to participate in the Deaf-only day event, contact me.


(Will be regularly updated on occasions)