Dr. Beth Benedict
Dr. Benedict is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Gallaudet University, and the co-director of Gallaudet's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. Dr. Benedict is currently the chair of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing and representing the Council on Education of the Deaf. Dr. Benedict is the president of the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC), the oldest organization of, by, and for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children (www.deafchildren.org). Dr. Benedict holds a Ph.D. in education from Gallaudet University, a master's degree in education counseling from New York University, and a bachelor's degree from Gallaudet University in psychology. She has published numerous articles and is a widely sought after lecturer on diverse topics including early intervention, early language acquisition, and family involvement.