Claudia Pagliaro

Specialized Education Services (SES) Department
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Office: 430 SOE Building
Phone: 336-525-1504

Research Interest

  • Deaf education
  • Mathematics education
  • American Sign Language
  • Instruction & Learning


  • 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.

Link to Dr. Pagliaro’s CV


Hansen, E. G., Loew, R., Laitusis, C., Kushalnagar, P., Pagliaro, C., & Kurz, C. (2018). Usability of American Sign Language videos for presenting mathematics assessment content. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 23(3), 284-294.

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

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. & Pagliaro, C. M. (2012). An intervention for early mathematics success: Building Math Readiness Parents as Partners project, phase 1 outcomes. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 17(4). 30-46. doi: 10.1093/deafed/ens033

Pagliaro, C. M. & Ansell, E. (2012) Deaf and hard-of-hearing students’ problem- solving strategies with signed arithmetic story problems. American Annals of the Deaf, 156(5), 438-458.

Pagliaro, C. M. & Kritzer, K. (2010). Learning to learn: An analysis of early learning behaviours demonstrated by young deaf/hard-of-hearing children with high/low mathematics ability. Deafness and Education International 12(2), 54-76.

Pagliaro, C. M. (2010). Mathematics instruction and learning of deaf/hard-of- hearing students: What do we know? Where do we go? In M. Marschark & P. Spencer (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies, Language and Education – Volume 2 (pp. 156-171). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lang, H. & Pagliaro, C. M. (2007). Factors predicting recall of mathematics terms by deaf students: Implications for teaching. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 12(4), 449-460.

Ansell, E. & Pagliaro, C. M. (2006). The relative difficulty of signed arithmetic story problems for primary level deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 11(2), 153-170.

Pagliaro, C. M. (2006). Mathematics education and the deaf learner. In D.F. Moores & D.S. Martin (Eds.), Deaf Learners: Developments in Curriculum and Instruction (pp. 29-40). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.