Charlotte Thoms

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Office Location: LBJ 60-2757
Office Phone: 585-475-6688 (V/TTY)
Videophone IP: 129.21.19329

Office Hours
Hours before and after class Monday – Friday to meet with students. Students can sign the schedule posted outside my office (60-2783) or contact me via e-mail and

Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from the University of Rochester
Master’s degrees from University of Rochester/Rochester Institute of Technology

Tenured, associate professor and member of NTID’s Business Studies Department. Responsibilities include direct instruction, academic advising, curriculum development, mentoring junior faculty and prospective teachers and tutoring.

Formerly principal of an elementary school in Pennsylvania; taught high school; and Administrative Coordinator at a business college in Ohio.

Experience in the private sector including IBM and Teledyne Packard Bell.

Citation from Speaker of the House, State of Massachusetts as advocate for people with disabilities and for supporting issues related to women.

Provost Productivity Grant; Isaac L. Jordan Pluralism Award; Faculty/Staff Grant; finalist for Eisenhart Outstanding Teacher Award; and the Institute Effective Teaching Committee Award.

Currently consultant to North American Division Commission for People with Disabilities (Silver Spring, MD) and Atlantic Union Conference (S. Lancaster, MA).

Professional Organizations
National Business Education Association; Society for Applied Learning Technology; and E-Business Association including term as President of Monroe County Business Teachers Association.

Community Service
Member of Human Relations Board for North American Division and Atlantic Union Conference.

Institute Contributions
Institute Academic Senate, Institute Review Board, NTID Faculty Congress, Promotion Committee, and Business Studies Advisory Committee

Publications and Presentations
Author and editor of five books; editorials for Gleaner magazine.

Sought after speaker/presenter on issues related to people with disabilities or challenges women face. Presentations at Bausch & Lomb (Rochester, NY); Newbold College (Bracknell, Berks, England); Oakwood University (Huntsville, AL); Buffalo State (Buffalo, NY), Aloha State Association for the Deaf (Honolulu, HI); and Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI).
Published Using Student Response Systems to Promote Retention of Course Content in an Engaging Learning Environment (Thoms and Williams) in Journal of Interactive Instruction Development.

Scholarly Interests
Americans with Disabilities Act through Disability Studies lens.