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Antia, Dr Shirin

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​Dr Shirin Antia, Meyerson Distinguished Professor of Disability and Rehabilitation, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, College of Education has directed the program in education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) students since 1980. She teaches masters- and doctoral-level courses in the areas of language development of exceptional students, inclusion, and research. She is currently one of the co-principal investigators of the Center for Literacy and Deafness (CLAD). She has conducted extensive research on inclusive programs and on social and academic integration of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, the primary research journal in education of DHH individuals. She has been a board member of the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED), served as the president of the Association of College Educators-Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) and is actively involved in professional preparation activities. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters on social interaction, social integration, and inclusion of DHH students. She has authored a book on social competence of DHH children. Dr. Antia has been honored as a University of Arizona College of Education Erasmus Scholar, and received the Sister Mary Delaney award from ACE-DHH for her professional contribution to the field.