NLCSD Fellow

Shannon Clancy - NLCSD Fellow

Shannon Clancy

The Ohio State University - D/HH

Shannon Clancy is a first year doctoral student at The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology in The School of Teaching and Learning, specializing in Language, Education, and Society with a focus on Deaf Education.  She is a recipient of the 2010 National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities Fellowship. Ms. Clancy also holds a Master of Science in Deaf Education from Idaho State University and a Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education from Bowling Green State University.


Ms. Clancy has been an educator for over ten years, with extensive experience in teaching elementary school students in a residential school setting. In addition, she has taught American Sign Language, given workshops on content-area signs and colloquial vocabulary use for educational interpreters, and worked as a freelance interpreter.  Over the past five years she has served as both guest lecturer and mentor teacher in the Masters of Deaf Education program at The Ohio State University.

Ms. Clancy’s primary research interests include the cognitive and language development of d/Deaf and hard of hearing children, especially the manner in which these areas are similar to or different from those of children who have typical hearing.  She is also interested in vocabulary acquisition and lexical development, and the identification of effective classroom practices for facilitating the development of English writing skills.