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Matthew  Reynolds

Instructor of Deaf Education/Deaf Education Coordinator

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Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Special Education University of Oklahoma 2020
M.Ed. Deaf Education Utah State University 2009
B.A. Elementary Education Utah State University 2008
       

Biography

Matt Reynolds is an instructor of Deaf Education here at USAO. He has been a member of the staff since 2012. Currently he is working on his doctoral studies at OU in Special Education.

Before coming to USAO, Reynolds was a Deaf Education teacher in San Antonio Texas. He has taught first and third grade deaf and down syndrome students along with deaf high school students in his three year teaching span. He is a certified teacher in Texas for Deaf Education K-12, Generalist EC-6, and American Sign Language.

He has also been a certified interpreter for the Deaf in Utah at level 1.

Research, Presentations & Publications

His research interests relate to Deaf Education, Self-Determination, Special Education Transition, and Deaf Culture. Grants awarded to Reynolds include the Gladys Anderson Emerson, NASNTI Technology Mini-Grant, and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. His most recent publication is in the Spring-Summer edition of The Endeavor, titled "Transition and Why it Matters". Conferences presentations include "WIOA-What Teachers Know and What They Need to Know" at the Division on Career Development and Transition Conference, "Tips for Self-Determination" at the American Society for Deaf Children Conference, and "Prizes for Signing: Token Economy with Deaf Students to Elicit Signed Responses" poster presentation at the Association of College Educators-Deaf & Hard of Hearing International Conference.