Author: Lissa Stapleton
Dr. Lissa D. Stapleton is an assistant professor at California State University Northridge in the Department of Deaf Studies. Her research focuses on equity and access, identity development, and the educational history of Deaf students, faculty, and staff with a particular interest in the intersections of race, gender, and disability. Her desire to support Deaf college Students of Color led Stapleton to pursue her doctorate at Iowa State University. She graduated in 2014 with her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education and Social Justice and a minor in Women's Studies. She won the 2015 Melvene D. Hardee NASPA Dissertation of the Year award, and is a 2018 Ford Postdoctoral Fellow. Previously, Stapleton worked in residential life at various institutions and with Semester at Sea. She is involved with the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the National Black Deaf Advocates. She earned a MSE degree in College Student Personnel and BS degree in Social Work.