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Human Resources serves to maximize the potential of Gallaudet’s greatest asset – our employees. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-performing, diverse, and bilingual workforce. We also work to cultivate a culture where people are motivated, valued, and engaged; to create and enhance strategic partnerships through collaboration; to improve individual and organizational effectiveness; and to enhance services through technology. Our Core Values:
  • Belonging: We cultivate a sense of belonging by valuing, encouraging, engaging, and supporting the opinions and needs of our diverse workforce.
  • Inclusiveness: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness while encouraging the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds.
  • Service: We have a passion for customer service and are committed to knowing our employees, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.
  • Openness: We are open to possibilities and foster creativity and innovation to support continuous improvement.
  • Nobility: We honor our commitments and conduct our work in a manner that promotes fairness, confidentiality, respect, honesty, and trust. We lead by example and advocate equitable treatment in our behaviors, policies, and practices.
Every effort is made to keep this site current, accurate, and informative; however, we encourage you to contact a Human Resources staff member for employment or benefits information pertaining to your particular situation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." —20 U.S.C. § 1681 Title IX of the...


Professional Development Opportunities

In August 2018, President Cordano announced a professional development program to support our collective growth and the learning of skills needed to continue our university transformation. This program focuses on cohort-based learning, contributing to a highly interactive and supportive culture that will transform how employees...

Gallaudet Recognition Program

The service awards program for regular and extended temporary employees has changed for 2012 and beyond. With approval from the President's Cabinet, we have contracted with an outside vendor to administer our program. The program is a choice program, today's preferred method of recognition. You...

Employee Assistance Program

What is the Gallaudet EAP Program? Gallaudet values its employees and recognizes that from time to time they may experience personal problems that affect their professional and/or personal lives. The Gallaudet Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to provide assistance to employees who may be...

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a federal program managed by the US Department of Labor. The program's objective is to connect government agencies and private companies with college students and recent graduates with disabilities for internship and part-time/full-time job opportunities. The recruitment cycle, which...

Meet the Team

Christina Shen-Austin

Executive Director, Human Resources

Audrey Feggins

File Clerk

Anthony Balogh

Manager, Human Resources

Rebecca Whittington

Human Resources Operations Specialist

Jennie Sivak

Senior Human Resources Coordinator

Yunhe Bai

Human Resources Analyst

Sarah Hurd

Human Resources Coordinator

Ryan Kempton

Senior Payroll Coordinator

Brent Klassen

Senior Payroll Specialist

Kelly Lenis

Human Resources Coordinator

Barbara Locks

Human Resources Specialist

Laurel Peterson

Human Resources Coordinator

Jessica Nortey

Human Resources Operations Analyst

Jason Garland

Human Resources Coordinator

Debbye Byrne

Human Resources Specialist


Contact Us

Human Resources

College Hall 106

(202) 250-2284

(202) 651-5352

(202) 651-5344

8:30 am-4:00 pm
8:30 am-4:00 pm
8:30 am-4:00 pm
8:30 am-4:00 pm
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