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Press Release for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

UNF Deaf Education Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

 Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

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Dr. Donald Moores, a professor in the Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education at the University of North Florida, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He received the award Feb. 18 during a conference in Atlantic Beach. 



“Don is truly a lifetime achiever, and this award recognizes the extensive contribution he has made to the field of deaf education during his distinguished career,” said Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at UNF. “We are indeed fortunate to count him among our colleagues at UNF and the COEHS.” 


Moores, a Jacksonville Beach resident, has more than 250 publications, including 13 written and edited books and has been published in English, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Russian and Korean. Recent texts include “Deaf Epistemologies,” “Partners in Education: Issues and Trends from the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf” and “Deaf People Around the World: Educational and Social Perspectives.” He has given numerous presentations in 15 countries, including the most recent at the 21st International Congress on Deafness in 2010 and the 2009 International Conference on the Centennial of Deaf Education in Korea.  


His research includes assessment of psycholinguistic abilities of deaf students, math achievement, academic placement, early intervention programs, reading, acquisition of American Sign Language by deaf children of deaf parents, effectiveness of miniature linguistic systems with children with disabilities and the effectiveness of regional vocational technical programs for deaf students. 


Moores has received several awards, including the Sister Mary Delaney Lifetime Achievement Award; The Edgar Allen Fay Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; USA/USSR International Research Exchange of Scholars award for research at the Moscow Institute of Defectology; Jimmy Carter Center grant to teach in China; Outstanding Academic Title Award, with Thomas Kluwin and Martha Gonter Gaustad, for the text, “Toward Effective Public School Programs for Deaf Students, Context, Process, and Outcomes;”as well ashonorary professor at Huazhong University in China. 


He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Amherst College, a master’s degree in education of the deaf from Gallaudet, a master’s degree in educational administration from the Leadership Training Program in Deafness from California State University, Northridge, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois.