Skip to main content

Paula Gross

Assistant Professor, Director Deaf Education Undergraduate
Office: East 208


BA Deaf Education, Fontbonne Univeristy

MA Special Education, Fontbonne University

Research Area/Scholarly Interest:

Literacy for deaf children

Children’s literature


Professional Organizations:

A.G. Bell

ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

CEC (Council on Exceptional Children)

Pi Lambda Theta

Kappa Gamma Pi

Phi Kappa Phi

ILA (International Literacy Association


MO: Deaf and HEaring Impaired (K-12), Elementary Education (1-6)


The Outcomes of a University Program to Support Literacy Skills of Children Using Cochlear Impants and Professional Competencies of Future Speech-Language Pathologists. American Cochlear Implant Alliance Conference, Nashville, TN. Dec 2014.

Autism: Finding a Path through the Maze. Missouri Council on Exceptional Children Conference. March 2011, with Dr. Margaret Gray.

Professional Activities

Camp Director (2012-Present) FIRE (Fontbonne Inspires Reading Excitement), a summer literacy camp for children who are deaf.

Action Research Project, Dec 2010: Assessing Fluency at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf within the Wilson Curriculum

Courses taught:

DEA330 Mid-Level Experience in Deaf Education

DEA410 Language in Deaf Education

DEA430 Counseling in Deaf Education

DEA460 Reading and Writing in Deaf Education

DEA470 Clinical Experience 1 in Deaf Education

DEA480/481 Culminating Clinical Experience in Deaf Education

EDU394/595 Special Education Counseling

CDS531 Communication Development for Children who are Deaf of Hard of Hearing

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


  • GDPR Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics

GDPR Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form, survey or application. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization not directly affiliated with us. We will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary to protect our organization or to comply with laws.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site. We collect statistical data on an aggregated basis through Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site. We count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall user experience. To gather such data, we use cookie technology, which collects data in aggregate form, not by individual user.


As referenced above, we use cookie technology for traffic analysis. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies placed by our server do not gather personal information about you, do not provide any way for us to contact you and do not gather information about your computer. The cookies simply allow us to enhance our site by letting us know what sections are visited most often. The use of cookies is common on the Internet, and our use of them is similar to that of other reputable online organizations.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites and Internet resources.

Updates To Privacy Policy

We may update the privacy policy periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them on a regular basis.

Last revised: June 2015

Google Analytics