Victoria L. Stuard, Ed.D., NADIV

Image of Victoria L. Stuard, Ed.D., NADIV Associate Director and Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3321
Fax: (626) 815-3859

Stuard has been at Azusa Pacific since fall 2003. Her primary responsibility includes the coordination of academic accommodations and participation in the development of policy and procedures regarding academic services for students with disabilities, including academic support services such as academic advising, group learning/study skills, counseling, supervision, and training of new and returning ASL tutors and interpreters for the deaf. She gained much of her professional experience through a variety of opportunities in community colleges, universities, and private practice contract assignments within education, medical, and law venues. Stuard has provided leadership in improving services for students with disabilities and the deaf community by advocating for their rights and providing legally mandated services when needed.

She has conducted strategic planning seminars, done research on leadership around deaf issues, created and implemented a mentoring program for interpreters for the deaf, and teaches American Sign Language and Leadership classes. She also teaches American Sign Language at APU, a class she deeply enjoys. She believes that her educational and professional experiences have shaped her philosophy that lifelong learning is essential for a student’s continued growth and development.

In addition to her professional endeavors, she is also an artist, enjoys studying other languages, and likes to create signature essential oil blends.


National Association of Deaf Interpreting Certification, NADIV
ASACC, Certified Advisor
NCSS, Certified Student Government Leader
California Community College Teacher Credential—American Sign Language


Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University
M.A., Organizational Management
B.S., Applied Management, Azusa Pacific University
Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability Training Institute, University of Connecticut
Higher Education Law & Policy Institute
Association of Student Judicial Affairs—NASPA
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Webinar
Best Practices in Reducing College Suicide: A Law and Policy Perspective
Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Training, University of Missouri
Life Sign’s Training Intensive Medical Sign Language Training


Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf
American Sign Language Teacher's Association
Conference of Interpreter Trainers