Kim K. Pudans Smith

Doctoral Candidate


  • Severn, MD 

Current Employment

  • ASL as a Second Language (ASL2) Program Coordinator, ASL Online Subject Matter Expert, and Instructor, Gallaudet University


  • M.S. in ASL/English Bilingual Education, Western Maryland College,1999
  • B.A. in Government, Gallaudet University,1990

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of ASL online course 
  • Transition for hard-of-hearing students enrolling in a Deaf environment and their language learning

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • N/A

Recent Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Wolsey, J. A., Pudans-Smith, K., and the Lamar University Cognition in Context (CnC) Team. (2016, March 7). Language production and perception: What every parent of a deaf child should know about language. ADVANCE forSpeech and Hearing. 
  • Pudan-Smith, K. (2006). How they view us: Who are we, anyway. Deaf Studies Today: Simply Complex, 77-84.

Recent Presentations

  • Pudans-Smith, K. (2016, June 2). Interaction and communication among Deaf/hard of hearing and hearing employees. Executive Office, Washington, DC.
  • Pudans-Smith, K. (2016, September 29). Incorporating Tanzania Sign Language curriculum into hospital training curriculum. Mvumi Mission Training Hospital, Dodoma, Tanzania.
  • Pudans-Smith, K. (2015, November 17). Language background and family language Environment. Forty minutes presentation.  Bilingual Theories course. Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Pudans-Smith, K. (2015, July 8). Curriculum mapping. Ninety-minutes presentation. Master Sign Language Education course: ASL 743 and 750, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
  • Pudans-Smith, K. (2015, June 26). When GPS won’t work: Meaningful ASL curriculum mapping. Ninety-minutes workshop. American Sign Language Teachers Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Pudans-Smith, K. (2013, July 3). How to assess in ASL? Ninety-minutes workshop. American Sign Language Teachers Association Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Pudans-Smith, K (2013, June 15). Taste of ASL. 50 minutes workshop. National Deaf People of Color, Washington, DC.
  • Pudans-Smith, K. (2012, April 21). How to assess students’ performance in ASL? Four-hours workshop.  Veditz Chapter of ASLTA, Annadale, Virginia.

Dissertation Focus

  • TBD