Mary Ann Kinsella-Meier
Mary Ann Kinsella-Meier, AuD, is a Project Manager at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University. She manages product development, which meets the mandates of the Education of the Deaf Act (EDA) to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovative curricula, instructional technologies and strategies; manages mission-furthering work in the areas of strategic planning, research, evaluation, project development, product dissemination, technical assistance, training and outreach. Mary Ann was the project manager overseeing this collaborative work. Previously, she led the expansion at the Maryland School for the Deaf to extend educational services to those students who had access to learning through spoken English. She coordinated and established cochlear implant services, including the provision of cochlear implant programming capabilities on both campuses. Mary Ann has been a long term adjunct faculty member of the University of Maryland’s Hearing and Speech Sciences Department. She co-created and team teaches a course which focuses on: learning how to provide audiologic and rehabilitative services to the culturally deaf as well as the hard of hearing populations, including basic sign language. She is a co-author of a book on sign language for audiologists and speech-language specialists, as well as a contributing author for a book focusing on aural rehabilitation and communication therapy.