Claudia Pagliaro

Specialized Education Services (SES) Department 
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Office: 430 SOE Building

Research Interest

Deaf education, mathematics education, American Sign Language, linguistics, teacher education


  • Ph.D. in Deaf Education (Curriculum/Teacher Education), Gallaudet University
  • Ed.M. in Education (Deaf Education), Boston University
  • B.S. in Education (Deaf Studies), Boston University


Claudia M. Pagliaro, Ph.D. is a Professor in Professions in Deafness and Coordinator of the K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure Program, with more than 25 years’ experience in Deaf Education.    Dr. Pagliaro’s research agenda focuses on mathematics development, instruction, and learning of DHH students, PK-12, and the impact of a visual language (American Sign Language).  Dr. Pagliaro has more than 50 publications in book chapters and top professional journals and has presented both nationally and internationally.  She has received several awards for her work in the field and with teacher preparation students.  


Hutter, K. F. & Pagliaro, C. M. (2016). Is the interpreter in your child’s education an educational interpreter? The Endeavor, Fall. American Society for Deaf Children, 29-33.

Pagliaro, C. M. (2016). Math for Deaf Kids. Constituent Committee Monthly Messages, Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness, Council for Exceptional Children,  

Pagliaro, C. M. (2015). Developing numeracy in individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing. In Knoors, H. & Marschark, M. (Eds.), Educating Deaf Students: Creating a Global Evidence Base. New York: Oxford University Press.

Maiorana-Basas, M. & Pagliaro, C. M. (2014). Technology use among adults who are deaf and hard of hearing: A national survey. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 19(3). 400-410. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enu005

Foisack, E., Pagliaro, C. M., & Kelly, R. R. (2013). Mattekunskaper hos elever med hörselnedsättning (Math knowledge of students with hearing loss). AudioNytt, 4, 28-30.

Foisack, E., Pagliaro, C. M., Kelly, R. R. (2013). Matematikprestationer och elever med dövhet eller hörselnedsättning (Mathematics achievement and students with deafness or hearing loss). EDUCARE, 1. 68-92.

Pagliaro, C. M. & Kritzer, K. (2013).  The math gap: A description of the mathematics performance of preschool-aged deaf/hard-of-hearing children. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 18(2). 139-160. doi: 10.1093/deafed/ens070

Kritzer, K. L. & Pagliaro, C. M. (2013). Matemática: Um desafio internacional para estudantes surdos (Mathematics: An international challenge for deaf students). Cadernos CEDES, 33(91), 431-439.