February 18, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, AR – An assistant professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is being recognized this month for his great works in the deaf and hearing-impaired community.
Dr. Glenn Anderson himself is deaf and teaches American Sign Language at UALR.
He has been named one of 15 visionary leaders of the month by Gallaudet University* in Washington, DC as it celebrates its 150th anniversary. Click here to see his online tribute page.
The university applaud's Anderson's many achievements that include inspiring and preparing students for careers in diverse professional fields working with deaf people.
"So for me when you look at 150 years being one of 15 persons chosen to reflect the 150 years that is just so awesome. Oh gosh, I'm sure there are many, many more than just us 15," Anderson says.
Anderson is the first African American alumnus of Gallaudet to earn a doctoral degree and the first African American deaf person to be appointed as chair of the Gallaudet Board of Trustees.
*Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students. The university enjoys an international reputation for its outstanding programs and for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people.