The College of New Jersey

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     

Steven Singer

Steve Singer
Steve Singer

Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Coordinator of the Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program

Education

2018-Ph.D. Syracuse University. Cultural Foundations of Education

2016-C.A.S. Syracuse University. Disability Studies

2012-Ed.M. Rochester Institute of Technology. Secondary Education of Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Students

2010-B.S.Ed. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Course Instructed

ASL 101 & ASL 101 Honors, American Sign Language level 1; ASL 102, American Sign Language level 2; ASL 103 & ASL 103 Honors, American Sign Language level 3; DHH 350, Communication In Classrooms; DHH 423, Deaf Education Methods Across Educational Settings: Curriculum Methods and Assessment; DFHH690 Deaf Education Internship; FSP 161, Writing the Autoethnographic “I”; FSP 161, The Last of Us: A Study of Human Nature and Threats to Humankind.

Current Projects

Global DeafBlind identity and the relationship between socioeconomic stratification and disability identity development.

Children’s book focusing on mental illness.

Achievements

Steve is a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator and Teacher of the Deaf. He serves on the national American Sign Language Honors Society board. He is presently editing a special series for Critical Education titled “Ableism in the Academy: A Series about Disability Oppression and Resistance in Higher Education.” Steve enjoys mentoring students and conducts ongoing research involving student researchers.

Journal articles

Singer, S. (In Press). The shifting meaning of disability in romantic relationships. The Italian Journal of Disability Studies.

Singer, S., Kamenakis, J. Shapiro, A. Cacciato, K. (In Press). Implications for conducting special education research drawn from the reflexive accounts of a Deaf-Plus professor and three student researchers .Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education.

Singer, S., Kamenakis, J. Shapiro, A. Cacciato, K. (In Press). Determining language and inclusion for DeafPlus children. Critical Education.

Singer, S. (In Press). UnWelfare. Peace Review.

Singer, S. (2019). “It’s like growing an identity in a barren field:” Continuing the conversation about 21st century Deaf identities. SOJO Journal 4(1). 1-16.

Singer, S., Kamenakis, J. Shapira, A. Cacciato, K. (2019). Navigating Complex Communication Dynamics in Qualitative Research. Conference proceedings.  International Conference on Communication and Culture, Barcelona, Spain. 2019. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 13(10).

Singer, S., Kamenakis, J. Shapira, A. Cacciato, K. (2019). Negotiating Communication Options for Deaf-Disabled Children. Conference proceedings. International Conference on Communication and Culture, Barcelona, Spain. 2019.International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 13(10).

Singer, S. (2018). Conducting research with students using their second language: An ethical quandary. Conference proceedings, Qualitative Methods Conference, Alberta, Canada. 2018. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 17(1),1.

Singer, S. (2016). Transforming transformative disability experiential learning. Issues in Teacher Education 26(2). 23-40.

 

Book Chapters

Singer, S. (In Press) An island in the [professorial] mainstream. In C. McGunnigle (Ed.) Disability and the Academic Job Market. Vernon Press. Wilmington, Delaware

Singer, S., Vroman (2019). A new model of educating Deaf students. In D. Ford (Ed.) Keywords in Radical Education. Koninklijke Brill Publishers, Amsterdam.

Singer, S. (2017). Come or go what may. Salt Hill Journal (34).96-100.

Singer, S. (2017). Twenty years claiming my Self aloud. In D. Rhyskamp (Ed.) Spoon Knife II: Test chamber. Autonomous Press.

 

Conference Presentations

Singer, S. (2020). Trajectories of Disability Identity Development. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Singer, S. (2020). First-Year Faculty and Students Developing Institutional Roles and Identities. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Petroff, J., Singer, S. (2019). Teamwork on the Future Design of Research. The 2nd International Young Researchers Conference on Deafblindness. St. Petersburg, Russia

Singer, S. (2019). Roles and Advocacy of Parents of DeafPlus Children. The 2nd International Young Researchers Conference on Deafblindness. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Singer, S., Kamenakis, J. Shapira, A. Cacciato, K. (2019). Navigating Complex Communication Dynamics in Qualitative Research. International Conference on Communication and Culture, Barcelona, Spain.

Singer, S., Kamenakis, J. Shapira, A. Cacciato, K. (2019). Negotiating Communication Options for Deaf-Disabled Children. International Conference on Communication and Culture, Barcelona, Spain.

Singer, S. (2019). An island in the faculty mainstream. Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Washington DC.

Singer, S. (2019). It’s like growing a Deaf identity in a barren field. Pacific Disability Studies Symposium, Spokane, WA.

Singer, S., Lewis, C., Shen, S. (2019). Becoming the Academy. New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

Singer, S (2018) Reflections on conducting research with students using their second language. Qualitative Research Method conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Singer, S. Klopsis, G., Ciparis, S. (2018). Culturally Deaf identities claimed in adulthood. Eastern Sociological Society conference, Baltimore, MD.

Singer, S. (2017) Claiming your journeys of pain and failure. Fall Leadership Conference, NJ.

Singer, S. (2017). From life skills to FACS for all. Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference, State College, PA

Singer, S, & Vroman, K (2017). Emancipatory research methodologies: Fulfilling their promises? Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Singer, S. (2017). We are disabled. That’s it. It’s everything”: An Agency-Structure analysis of disability identity development. Equity and Social Justice Conference, Richmond, VA

Singer, S. (2015). Feeling the Margins. Paper Presentation. Writing In-Between, Living In-Between, Syracuse, NY.

Singer, S., Fialka-Feldman, M. (2014). Recognizing Value in Diverse Scholarly Writing: Questioning the Status Quo. Paper Presentation. Equity and Social Justice, Syracuse, NY.

Singer, S., Stinson, M., Foster, S. (2014). Finding Strategies and Technologies to Facilitate Cooperative Learning in Groups with Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Hearing Students. Research Findings. Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, MD.

Ingraham, C., Dacher, J., Singer, S (2014). Minding the Gap: The Textually Mediated Experience of Institutional Accessibility–Building an Institutional Ethnographic Research Model. Paper Presentation. Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, MD.

Singer, S (2014). Social Issues around Cochlear Implants. Panel Discussant. Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, MD.

Singer, S (2013). A Self-Determination Model of Academic Accommodations. Paper Presentation. TASH, Chicago, IL.

Singer, S. (2013). The Representation of Normative Societal Concepts in American Sign Language. Paper Presentation. Society for Disability Studies Conference, Orlando, Florida & Critical Junctures, Atlanta, GA

Singer, S. (2012). The Portrayal of Deaf People in Film and Television and its Potential Effect on the Successful Transition of Deaf Adolescents into Adult Life. American Education Studies Association Conference, Baltimore, MD & Educational Support Service Personnel Conference, Rochester, NY

 

Top

The College is open with very limited on-campus staffing. All advising sessions will be conducted virtually through phone, Skype, or Google Hangout as determined with your education advisor.