Stephanie Smith Albert

Stephanie Albert
NTID Diversity and Inclusion

The NTID community mourns the sudden passing of Stephanie Smith Albert, our first Director of Diversity and Inclusion, on October 4, 2018. Although Stephanie will be difficult to replace, her important work continues; NTID plans to conduct a search for her position later this academic year.

Stephanie M. Smith Albert has many years of professional experience in the education field as a school counselor at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring, Georgia, St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Philadelphia. Prior to coming to RIT/NTID, she was the director of Student Life at Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus, Ohio.

Stephanie is responsible for all NTID issues relating to diversity and inclusion, monitoring NTID’s progress on RIT-wide and NTID-specific initiatives and goals, and identifying issues to bring to the NTID president and administrative council, as well as the RIT vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion. She keeps current on diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity and access regulations and issues in higher education, and presents on these topics to internal groups of faculty, staff and students; and works with student leaders and other units within the college, including the NTID Diversity Group, to support diversity-specific initiatives.

Stephanie earned a master’s degree in school counseling at Gallaudet University, a bachelor’s degree in marketing at Wright State University, and an associate degree in accounting at RIT/NTID. Additionally, she has held secondary school counselor certification in the state of Georgia and an alternative administrative specialist license in the state of Ohio.