Kenny Lerner

Senior Lecturer

Kenny received his BA from Beloit College and his M.Ed in Deaf Education from the University of Virginia.  He teaches History of Modern America while tutoring all History and Science Technology & Society courses offered at RIT.  Kenny also creates ASL poetry with his Deaf partner, Peter Cook.  Together they comprise Flying Words Project, a collaboration that commenced in 1984. Flying Words has performed in Latvia, the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Italy and numerous venues across the United States. Kenny has been the recipient of grants from the New York State Council of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation and has co-authored thee dvd ASL poetry anthologies.  Kenny is especially proud of his work in helping establish a deaf poetry series in Rochester, NY that culminated in the First National ASL Literature Conference which occurred here at NTID in 1992.