Rachel M. Hartig, PhD

Rachel Hartig

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Gallaudet University
Location: Washington, DC, United States

Rachel M. Hartig, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Gallaudet University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language and higher education.

With nearly 50 years of professional excellence in her field, Dr. Hartig has been a professor emeritus of Gallaudet University since 2014, having previously been a full professor from 1991 to 2011, working from instructor to associate professor from 1973 to 1991. Gallaudet University is a premier private university for the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. As lessons were primarily taught in American Sign Language, Dr. Hartig was quick to learn her new skill. Prior to this teaching position, she was an instructor of Romance languages at the D.C. Teacher’s College from 1971 to 1972, as well as a teaching assistant in French at the Catholic University of America from 1969 to 1970. She commenced her career as an instructor of Romance languages at Franklin and Marshall College, beginning in 1965.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College in 1960, a Master of Arts from Rutgers University in 1962, and a Doctor of Philosophy in modern languages and literature from Catholic University in 1986, Dr. Hartig is most renowned for establishing a scholarship for students conducting research in the literature of international deaf studies. She is also the leader of a book group on social action issues with the Washington Ethical Society, where she discusses the complexities of marginalized groups in society.

Alongside her duties as a professor, Dr. Hartig has authored several books and contributed articles to professional journals. In light of her exceptional undertakings, she received the Dr. James E. Haynes Memorial Academic Freedom Award from Gallaudet University and the American Association of University Professors in 2007. She has also received grants from the Gallaudet Research Institute. She has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

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