Kathleen L. Brockway

American Sign Language (ASL) Preserver & Promoter; Deaf author, Experienced Researcher, and Presenter

​ASL Preserver & Promoter, Author, Mentor, Community Historian, Presenter, Researcher, ASL Storyteller


EDUCATION


Masters of Arts, Cultural Sustainability, expected May 2020, July 2018-present, Goucher College of Baltimore, Maryland
Bachelors of Science, Business Management, 2006, University of Phoenix, Arizona


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Researcher, Goucher College, Special Collections Department, October 2018 – December 2018
Participates on the Library Special Archives team to research the historical buildings on the campus and develop history background on each building. Contributes time to scan the vintage images and research on the background and present information.


Development Fellow, RespectAbility nonprofit organization, September 2018-December 2018
Participates on the team of Program Development and Fundraising. Goals include reach out to philanthropists (foundations, individuals and corporations) on serve people with disabilities, bring in support from all departments at RespectAbility to join fight and expand opportunities for people with disabilities. (RespectAbility, 2018)


Consultant, August 2012-present
Consults various clients on accurate source checker and material development. Arranges meetings with clients. Provides workshops or presentations by invitation. Some clients I consulted with: Ohio Association of the Deaf, Cleveland, Ohio; DeafPhoenix, Columbus, Ohio; and, Deaf Cultural Center Board, Olathe, Kansas.

History of Deaf Education Researcher, ASL Rose Company, May 2017-Present
Creates biographies for the company website: ASLRose.com. Conducts historical research, takes photographs, and interview individuals for information. Uses WordPress and Photoshop editing program for multi-media onto ASLRose.com. 


Keynote or Featured Speaker, as needed, 2014-present

  • World of Women (WOW) in Baltimore, Maryland, 2016

  • Greater Richmond Chapter, Virginia Association of the Deaf banquet, 2017

  • Deaf Cultural Center, Olathe, Kansas, 2014

  • RIT/NTID, Rochester, NY, 2014 and 2016

  • Gallaudet University, ASL/Deaf Studies Department & History Department, Washington, D.C., 2014

  • McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, 2016

  • South Carolina Association of the Deaf One Day Conference, Lexington, SC, 2016

  • University of New Hampshire at Manchester, NH, 2016

  • Coventry Village Library, Cleveland, Ohio, 2017

  • DeafPhoenix, Columbus, Ohio, 2017

  • Master Docent Series with Frederick Historical Society, Frederick, Maryland, February 2018

  • Deaf Studies Today Mini Conference, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2018


RELATED EXPERIENCE 


Advocacy Volunteer, "Deaf Museum Association", February 2016-Present
Consults for the Deaf Studies related research on biographies and sources by give advocacy with the deaf school museum, research, and history representatives. Coordinates the annual Deaf Museum Association (informal name) registrants' workshops and present on History of Deaf Education at the upcoming Small Museum Conference through here. Shares news on FaceBook page under Deaf Museum & Center Network.


MSSD 50th Anniversary Chair, Model Secondary School for the Deaf Alumni Association (MSSDAA), October 2017-Present (will end on October 19, 2019). Corresponds with the members and promotes events. Recruited coordinators and committee set up. Makes reports to the MSSDAA Board of Directors and Executive Board. Sets up the pages through Social Media to communicate with the committees. Hosts the special events like ASL SLAM of DC, April 2018. Plans and implements the events for October 14-19, 2019 week. 


Deaf History & Culture Section Chair, National Association of the Deaf, April 2014-April 2017. Corresponded with the members and promote the events. Consulted the members and non-members in general through phone, electronic mail, and in person giving presentations. Hosted the special events with the members and present videos on special occasions like National Deaf History Month and International Week of the Deaf. Traveled to the conference to coordinate the booth and serve as a Delegate (2014) and Alternate Delegate (2016). Coordinated the Deaf Museum Association registrants' workshops at three days Small Museum Conference, February 2017. 


PUBLICATIONS


Books

Brockway, K. L. (2016). Detroit's Deaf Heritage. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing.
Brockway, K.L. (2014). Baltimore's Deaf Heritage. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing.

Articles
Brockway, K.L. (2018, May). Correction of the historical markers in Virginia, Part 1. Virginia School for the Deaf Alumni Association Newsletter. Page 3.

Brockway, K.L. (2018, January). Appreciating American deaf history & culture: Virginia deaf education, Part 3. Virginia School for the Deaf Alumni Association Newsletter. Page 3.

Brockway, K.L. (2017, November). Appreciating American deaf history & culture: Virginia deaf education, Part 2. Virginia School for the Deaf Alumni Association Newsletter. Page 3.

Brockway, K.L. (2017, August). Appreciating American deaf history & culture: Virginia deaf education, Part 1. Virginia School for the Deaf Alumni Association Newsletter. Page 3.

AWARDS

Dr. Frank Turk Leadership Award, 1987 
Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Award, 2016. National Disability Mentoring Coalition, Washington, DC.  

PRESENTATIONS  


Conferences & Lectures


  • Small Museum Association, 2016-present

    • Presented workshop on Accessibility 101 serving the Deaf Visitors, February 2017

    • Coming up to present a workshop on Accessibility 101 serving the Deaf Visitors, February 2019

  • Heritage Languages Conference, 2016 and 2017

  • Deaf Business Owners Summit, 2017

  • National Black Deaf Advocates Conference, 2017

  • Presented workshop on Social Media 101, 2017


Classes and Workshops


  • Deaf Women Leadership Week, 2005 at Gallaudet University sponsored by Deaf Women United

  • Deafhood 101, 2012 at Gallaudet University

  • Allies with Deafhood, 2013

  • Grants Workshop sponsored by Maryland Humanities, 2018


Volunteer Presentations


  • Appreciating the Legacy of American Deaf History, Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights, NY, 2014

  • Appreciating the Legacy of American Deaf History, NY School for the Deaf, White Plains, NY, 2014


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