Department News

Graduate finds strenght through bodybuilding

RIT/NTID alumna Alexandra Dunek '14 (professional and technical communication now called communication), a bodybuilder and fitness writer from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, is sharing her story of struggle and triumph to help inspire others who may be going through trying times of their own. More.

RIT/NTID alumnus making his mark on Washington, D.C.

Christopher Samp graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy, and in 2010 completed his master’s degree in science, technology and public policy. He currently works as a research assistant for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Illinois) and is heavily involved in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in Washington, D.C. More.

Allen joins RIT/NTID faculty

Alesia Nicole Allen has joined the faculty as a visiting assistant professor in NTID's Department of Liberal Studies. Allen teaches introductory courses in Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.

A native of Ohio, Allen attended RIT/NTID and earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2004. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University, and expects to defend her dissertation in 2016 and earn a Ph.D. from Gallaudet in Clinical Psychology.  

Dye Named to RIT/NTID Faculty

Matthew Dye has joined RIT/NTID an an instructional/support faculty member in NTID’s Liberal Studies Department.

Dye provides instructional support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the Psychology program in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, and conducts research into the development of visual functions in deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

Born in the United Kingdom, Dye moved to the U.S. in 2002 to start a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester. From there he moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take a position as assistant professor of Speech and Hearing Science.

Mazique named to RIT/NTID Faculty

As one of the newest members of NTID's Department of Liberal Studies, Rachel Mazique will teach First Year Writing to deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in RIT’s Writing Seminar course and collaborate with RIT’s University Writing Program, among others.

Mazique earned bachelor’s degrees with honors in Education and English at Gallaudet University. She went on to earn her master’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where she is a doctoral candidate in English. Her research interests are American and British Deaf literatures, queer and gender studies, theories of ethnicity, human rights law, Deaf studies, disability studies, transatlantic literatures and cognitive literary studies.