Jodie Ackerman

Doctoral Student


  • Danville, Pa.

Current Employment

  • ASL Instructor, Lamar University
  • Research Assistant, C'nC Research Lab, Lamar University


  • M.S. in Recreation Administration with management certification, Gallaudet University, 2007
  • B.S. in Information Systems, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1998

Recent Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Wolsey, J. A., Ackerman, J. M., & Clark, M. D. (2017, February). Your deaf child's intelligence is not fixed. The Endeavor, 12-14.

  • Wolsey, J. A., Pudans-Smith, K., and the Lamar University Cognition in Context (CnC) Team. (2016, March 7). Language production and perception: What every parent of a deaf child should know about language. ADVANCE for Speech and Hearing.

Recent Presentations

  • Wolsey, J. A., Perrodin, M. L., & Ackerman, J. M. The importance of research lab mentorship and collaboration for deaf doctoral scholars. Panel discussion at the biennial pre-conference meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, Texas.

Dissertation Focus

  • Experiences of Deaf Breast Cancer Survivors