Sarah B. Ammerman, Ph.D., CED

Dr. Sarah Ammerman is an Assistant Professor in the Deaf Education and Hearing Science (DEHS) Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She was formerly a teacher the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ammerman has a dual-major undergraduate degree in deaf education (comprehensive) and elementary education, a master’s degree in deaf education (listening and spoken language), and a doctoral degree in special education with a minor in audiology.

Dr. Ammerman is recognized as a national leader in the field of deaf education with an emphasis on listening and spoken language. She has co-presented and co-authored about the topic of reciprocal peer coaching/mentoring in the professional preparation and continuing education of deaf education educational faculty. The DEHS Program was awarded a Department of Education/Office Special Education and Rehabilitative Services personnel preparation grant in 2010 and 2013 recognizing research in this area. Dr. Ammerman has served as a national reviewer for the Department of Education and the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. For two years she co-lead the San Antonio on-site portion of Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants, an intensive two-week professional development workshop for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and teachers of the deaf seeking current knowledge of developing the listening and spoken language skills of children with hearing loss. In addition, she is on the Alexander Graham Bell School-Age Financial Aid Committee and is the President-Elect of the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing.