Dr. John Pirone is a teacher, evaluator, researcher, and advocate who coordinates an American Sign Language (ASL) program and teaches ASL and Deaf Culture courses at UVM.
His research interests include equity in education for Deaf children; second language learning and teaching; and ASL pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment. Dr. Pirone is an author of several articles and a book chapter on equity in public education and ASL pedagogy. He has offered numerous presentations and workshops on a range of topics such as equity in education; access/inclusion; best practices for ASL pedagogy, curriculum, and assessments; and advocacy, at local, state, and international levels.
Dr. Pirone has over 15 teaching of experience teaching ASL, Deaf Culture, and Deaf Studies at colleges and universities in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Prior to his tenure at the University of Vermont, he served as the Director of Deaf Studies at the College of the Holy Cross.