Mary Anne Gentry

Associate Professor
Office: Communication Building, Room 1078-E
Phone: 409-880-2118
VideoPhone: 409-681-4815


  • Ed.D. in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Lamar University, 1998
  • M.S. in Deaf Education, Lamar University, 1984
  • B.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Specialist, Northeast Louisiana University, 1977

Courses Taught

  • Bilingual Education/Deaf Students  
  • Instructional Design  
  • Bilingual Literacy and Deaf Students            
  • Math & Science      
  • Bilingual Assessment & Deaf Students  
  • Speech & Audiology
  • Practicum                    

Research Interests

  • Reading/Writing Deaf Students EC-6
  • Deaf Students with Additional Disabilities

Recent Grants

  • A Changing Visage: Preparing ASL/English Bilingual Teachers to Work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with Additional Disabilities in K-12 Programs, with Millicent Musyoka; Awarded $1.5 million September 2016 for four years, CFDA 84.325K

Recent Publications

  • Andrews, J. F., Liu, H. T., Liu, C. J., Gentry, M. A., & Smith, Z. (2016). Increasing early reading skills in young signing deaf children using shared book reading: a feasibility study. Early Child Development and Care, 1-17.
  • Musyoka, M., Gentry, M., & Bartlett, J. (2015). Voices from the classroom: Experiences of teachers of deaf students with additional disabilities. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 4(2), 85-96. doi:10.11114/jets.v4i2.1131

Recent Presentations

  • Musyoka, M.M. & Gentry, M.A. (2017, February). Exploring perceptions and experiences of teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students with additional disabilities. Presentation at the 42nd Association of College Educators - Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) Conference. New York, NY. 
  • Musyoka, M.M. & Gentry, M. A. (2016, June). A survey of perceptions of teachers of deaf with additional disabilities. Presented at the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID) Conference Louisville, KY.

Name of Research Lab (if applicable)

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Dr. Gentry is an associate professor at Lamar University and currently serves as the Director of the Master’s Degree Program in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. She has been training K-12 teachers in Deaf Education for the past 16 years (2000-2017). She also has 23 years of experience teaching elementary Deaf/Hard of Hearing students in mainstream programs in Louisiana public schools.