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Victoria L. Stuard, Ed.D.; NADIV
Associate Director and Assistant Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3321
Fax: (626) 815-3859
Email: vstuard@apu.edu

Introduction

Victoria Stuard is the associate director of the Learning Enrichment Center and an assistant professor at Azusa Pacific University where she has been on the faculty since fall 2003. Stuard's primary responsibility includes the coordination of academic accommodations and participation in the development of policy and procedures regarding academic services for students with disabilities, supervision of the Supplemental Instruction Program (SI), Peer Led Team Learning, and other academic support services including academic advising, group learning/study skills counseling and training, supervision, and evaluation of new and returning student tutors and interpreters for the Deaf.

Stuard 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.

Stuard has conducted strategic planning seminars, research on leadership and deaf issues, created and implemented a mentoring program for interpreters for the deaf, and teaches American Sign Language and Leadership classes.

Stuard also teaches American Sign Language at APU. She believes that her educational and professional experiences have shaped her philosophy that life long learning is essential for a student's continued growth and development.

Certifications

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

Educational Background

Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University, Irvine, California; M.A., Organizational Management; B.S. Applied Management, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability Training Institute Higher Education Law & Policy Institute, San Diego, CA
University of Connecticut, Burlington, VA
Supplemental Instruction Supervisor Training University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Life Sign's Training Intensive Medical Sign Language Training, Northridge, CA

Memberships

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