During Tuesday’s session of the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) honored Dr. Peter V. Paul for earning the Richard and Laura Kretschmer National Leadership Award in Hearing Impairment, which was established to recognize research, scholarship, and/or professional efforts in literacy and language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Dr. Paul is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, where one of his major responsibilities is to teach individuals who are interested in the education of deaf or hard-of-hearing students. He is currently in his 28th year of teaching at Ohio State. He has published more than 180 articles, conference proceedings, books, and books chapters, with two more books to be published in the queue.

Additionally, Dr. Paul has worked on the development of educational materials for children and continues to advocate for children with sensory impairments. He is an author of the two special reading series, Reading Milestones and Reading Bridge.


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