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David Meek, Ed.D.

David Meek, Ed.D.David Meek is a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Matthew Dye in the SPaCE (Sensory, Perceptual and Cognitive Ecology) Center at Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education and a Master of Arts in Mild Intervention from Ball State university, Muncie, IN. He also received his Doctorate of Education in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (Dr. Diane Clark, Advisor). David has 15 years of experience as an educator in Deaf Education, Special Education, working with students with various degrees of disabilities and in Higher Education.

Education

Lamar University
Doctor of Education
Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
2018

Ball State University
Masters of Arts
Mild Intervention
2011

Ball State University
Bachelor of Science
Deaf Education
2002

Research

His doctoral research focused on the experiences of dinner table conversations among Deaf adults. With the guidance of Dr. Dye (P.I.), his current scholarly activity focuses on how the lack of communication for deaf and hard of hearing children from hearing families can affect academic growth and language.

Selected Publications

Meek, D. R. (2020, June). Dinner table syndrome: A phenomenological study of deaf individuals’ experiences with inaccessible communication. The Qualitative Report, 25(6), 1676-1694. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol25/iss6/16

Musyoka, M. M., Gentry, M. A., & Meek, D. R. (2017, June). Perceptions of teachers’ preparedness to teach deaf and hard of hearing students with additional disabilities: A qualitative case study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. DOI:10.1007/s10882-017-9555-z

Recent Conference Presentations

Meek, D. R. (2019, April). Dinner table syndrome: The experiences of deaf individuals. Poster/Stage presentation at the first annual Graduate Research Exposition at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Meek, D. R. (2019, March). Dinner table syndrome: “What are you talking about?”. Stage presentation at the annual meeting of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Chicago, IL.

Meek, D. R. (2018, March). Dinner table syndrome: Do not leave deaf children out of family conversation. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Denver, CO.

Meek, D. R., Cue, K. R., Wolsey, J. A., (2018, February). Experiences of doctoral deaf education students participating in courses utilizing video conference via american sign language. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for College Educators-Deaf and Hard-of- Hearing (ACE-DHH), Tucson, AZ.

Meek, D. R., (2017, February). Dinner dialogues build language in deaf children. Poster presentation at annual meeting of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Atlanta, GA.

Wolsey, J. A., MacGlaughlin, H. L., & Meek, D. R. (2017, February). Deaf identity in a nutshell. Stage presentation at the annual meeting of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Atlanta, GA.

Wolsey, J. A., MacGlaughlin, H. L., & Meek, D. R., (2017, February). The importance of developing a strong and positive deaf identity in deaf children. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for College Educators-Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (ACE-DHH), San Antonio, TX.

Meek, D. R., (2017, February). Limited resources for deaf students with autism. Poster presentation at annual meeting of the Association for College Educators-Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (ACE- DHH), San Antonio, TX.

Musyoke, M. M., Gentry, M. A., Meek, D. R. (2016, February). Exploring Perceptions and Experiences of Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with Additional Disabilities. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for College Educators-Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (ACE-DHH), New York, NY.