Zanthia Y. Smith

Associate Professor
Office: Communication Building, Room 107-B
Phone: 409-880-8952
VideoPhone:409-6814823
Email: zanthia.smith@lamar.edu

Education

  • Ed.D. in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Lamar University, 1999
  • M.S. in Deaf Education, Lamar University, 1985
  • B.S. in Communication Disorders, Lamar University, 1983

Courses Taught

  • American Sign Language I, III, IV, V
  • Literacy & Deafness
  • Visual Gestural Communication
  • Interpreting for Diverse Community
  • Multiculturalism & Deafness
  • Teaching American Sign Language as Second Language
  • Sign Languages & Sign Codes
  • Psychology of Deafness
  • Law & Deaf Education
  • Practicum: Classroom Observations
  • Interpreting Diverse Deaf
  • Sign to Voice
  • Mentoring: Constructive Feedback
  • Interpreting II
  • Interpreting Issues & Research
  • Bilingual Strageties for American Sign Language
  • Interpeting - Internship
  • American Sign Langauge - Special Needs Research
  • Introduction to Interpreting
  • Interpreting Role/Ethical Decision Making
  • McNair Research Projects
  • Practicum: Interpreter
  • Interpreting Academic American Sign Langauge
  • Dramatics & Media Interpret
  • Fingerspell & Number/American Sign Langauge
  • Consectuvie/Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Doctoral Dissertation - Deaf Education
  • Directed Study
  • Introduction to American Sign Language Structure
  • Introduction to American Lit & Visual Meida
  • Practicum: Advocacy
  • American Sign Language Linguistics
  • Advocacy Internship
  • Classifications of Structure

Research Interests

  • Reading and African American Deaf children
  • African American parents with Deaf children
  • Multicultural material usage with Deaf children
  • Recruitment and retention of African American teachers in Deaf Education

Recent Publications

  • Andrei, S., Osborne, L. & Smith, Z. (2013). Designing an American Sign Language avatar for learning computer science concepts for deaf or hard-of-hearing students and deaf interpreters. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 22(3), 229-242.

  • Karlin, A., Andrews, J., Smith, Z., Bumstead, S. & Meidl, T. D. (2013) Picture books with deaf characters. eJournal of Literacy and Social Responsibility, 6(1), 53-66. Retreived from http://web.csulb.edu/misc/l-sr/ejournal/issues/ejournal_6(1)Fall2013.pdf.

Recent Presentations

  • Smith, Z. (2015, February). Pre-service teacher utilization of foreign language teaching strategies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), St. Louis, MO.

  • Smith, Z. (2015, February). Project TRAIN one year later. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), St. Louis, MO.
  • Smith, Z. (2014, October). What's in a name: 'C' a bullyfree world. Paper presented at the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Smith, Z. (2014, February). Teaching ASL as a second language: Learning experience of undergraduate ASL majors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Washington, DC.
  • Andrews, J. F., Gentry, M. A., Dacres, K., Smith, Z., & Bryne, A. (2013, April). Adapted Little Books for signing deaf children. Paper presented at the annual International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Smith, Z. (2013, February). Early literacy intervention for signing deaf children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Sante Fe, NM.
  • Karlin, A., Smith, Z., Bumstead, S., & Nelson, C. (2012, November). Cinderella's Prince Who? Look at resourceful remales in multicultural folk literature. Paper presented at the National Conference for Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Andrei, S., Smith, Z. & Osborne, L. (2012, March). Implementing an American Sign Language Avatar for enhancing learning of computer science concepts for deaf or hard-of-hearing students and deaf interpreters. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2012), Austin, TX.
  • Smith, Z. (2012, February). A comparision of free writing of deaf and hearing children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Jacksonville, FL.

Name of Research Lab (if applicable)

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Biography 

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