Katie Pfaff

NTT Instructor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies

503-838-8322 | pfaffk@wou.edu
RWEC 150

At WOU since




M.A. in Deaf Education, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.

B.A. in Liberal Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
A.A. in General Studies, Community College of Spokane, Spokane, WA.

Professional experience

Mrs. Pfaff is currently a full-time ASL studies faculty member at Western Oregon University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from ASU and Masters of Deaf Education degree from Idaho State University.

Over the years, Mrs. Pfaff experienced various teaching positions in the Deaf Education field at different programs across the nation, including Washington School for the Deaf, Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, and Alabama School for the Deaf. She also taught ASL at Phoenix Community College and coordinated an ASL program for the local community in Arizona.  In addition to working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, she worked as a research lab manager at Georgia Institute of Technology, collaborating with Gallaudet’s Visual Language & Visual Learning (VL2) Organization.

On a personal note, she enjoys spending her time with her family in the Northwest, learning new things, creating original artwork, and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Undergraduate courses taught

ASL 101: ASL 1
ASL 301: ASL 4

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