Texas Tech University: Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities

General Information

Texas Tech University: Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities
Room, 220, College of Education, Box 41071
Lubbock Texas 1 79409-1071
(806) 742 2320
n.griffin-shirley@ttu.edu
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/education/outreach-and-research/sowell/index.php

Brief Description

Personnel preparation programs at Texas Tech University to prepare orientation and mobility specialists, teachers of students who are visually impaired, or deafblind, or deaf/hard of hearing

Staff

Roseanna Davidson, Associate Professor- Programs in Deafblindness and Deaf/Hard of Hearing, roseanna.davidson@ttu.edu, 806 834 4286

Nora Griffin-Shirley, Director/Professor- Orientation and Mobility Program, n.griffin-shirley@ttu.edu, 806 834 0225

Anita Page, Research Associate, Visual Impairment and O&M, anita.page@ttu.edu, 806 834 1515

Rona Pogrund, Associate Professor, Visual Impairment Program, rona.pogrund@ttu.edu, 512 206 9213

Robin Rekieta , Administrative Business Assistant, Reach Across Texas Program, robin.rekieta@ttu.edu, 806 834 1322

Services Offered

  • Distance Education
    • Offers training statewide, in its Reach Across Texas Program, to students on the Internet.

  • Distance Education
    • Offers training statewide via the internet in Texas and nationwide to students wanting to become teachers of students with visual impairments,orientation and mobility specialists, teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, and teachers of students who are deafblind. Also has Master's and Doctoral Degree programs.

  • Personnel Preparation
    • Offers graduate programs (certification, master's, doctoral) in the areas of visual impairment, orientation and mobility, deafness, and deafblindness via distance education and hybrid programs.