Millicent M. Musyoka

Assistant Professor
Office: Communication Building, Room 107-D
Phone: 409-880-8028
VideoPhone: 409-299-4682


  • Ph.D. in Deaf Education, Gallaudet University, 2012
  • M.A. in Deaf Education, Gallaudet University, 2006
  • B.A. in Education, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 1995

Courses Taught

  • ASL/English Bilingual Assessment and Deafness
  • ASL/English Bilingual Literacy
  • ASL/English Bilingual Theories
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy, Computer and Deaf
  • ASL literature, Visual and Media Arts
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • Maters thesis
  • Independent study-Research methods 1 & 2
  • Law and Deaf Education
  • Multi-disabled Deaf
  • Psychology of Deafness
  • Instructional Design
  • ASL/ENG Bilingual Lit & Deaf
  • Multicultural and Deafness

Research Interests

  • Play, early language, and literacy development of deaf children
  • Deaf with multiple disabilities
  • Multicultural education and deaf students
  • Teacher education
  • Distance education/Online learning and teaching

Recent Publications

  • Doe, R., Castillo, S. M. & Musyoka, M. M. (2017) Assessing online readiness of students. The on-line journal of distance learning administration: A Quarterly Journal of Research and Policy Studies.

  • Musyoka, M. M., Gentry, A. M & Meek, D. (i2017). Perceptions of teachers’ preparedness to teach deaf and hard of hearing students with additional disabilities: A qualitative study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.

  • Musyoka, M. M., Gentry, A. M & Bartlett, J. J. (2016). 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.v4i2.11

  • Musyoka, M. M. (2015) American Sign Language, peer play, and the deaf child: A case study of Ann. Journal of Psychology, 6, 1822-1831. doi:10.4236/psych.2015.614178

  • Musyoka, M. M. & Clark, M. D. (2015) Teachers' perceptions of Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and related services. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. doi:10.1007/s10882-015-9462-0

  • Musyoka, M. M. (2015). Understanding indoor play in deaf children: An analysis of play behaviors. Psychology, 6, 10-19. doi:10.4236/psych.2015.61002

Recent Presentations

  • Doe, R., Castillo, S. M. & Musyoka, M.M. (2017, March). Assessing online readiness of students. Paper presented at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. New Orleans, LA.

  • Alawad, H. & Musyoka, M. M. (2017, February). Effectiveness of fingerspelling in improving the vocabulary and literacy skills of deaf students-a literature review. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual ACE-DHH Conference. San Antonio, TX.

  • Musyoka, M. M. & Gentry, M. (2016, February). A survey of perceptions of teachers’ preparedness to work with deaf students with additional disabilities. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual ACE-DHH Conference. New York, NY.

  • Musyoka, M. M. & Gentry, M. (2016, June). Exploring perceptions and experiences of teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students with additional disabilities. Paper presented at the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID). Louisville, KY.

  • Musyoka, M. M. Andrews, J., Clark, D., Baker, S., Ausbrooks, M. & Gentry, M. (2015, February). Early reading & signing deaf children: a balanced approach. Paper presented at the 41st Annual ACE-DHH Conference. St. Louis, MO.

  • Musyoka, M. M., Andrews, J., Clark, D., & Gentry, M. A. (2015, April). Emergent reading and deaf children: ASL and English bilingual balanced approach. Paper presented at the 6th ECE ASL/English bilingual Summit, Washington D.C.

  • Musyoka M. M. (2015, March). Play partner influence on language use of a deaf child. Poster session presented at the Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI). Louisville KY.


Dr. Millicent Musyoka is an assistant professor in the Department of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education at Lamar University.  She has a Ph. D. in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University.  Dr. Musyoka was a leader in Deaf Education in Kenya, where she worked as the lead curriculum specialist in Deaf Education at the Kenya Institute of Education, Curriculum and Research Center.  Currently, she teaches in the masters and doctoral programs at Lamar University.  Her research interests are in the areas of early language and literacy development of Deaf children, Deaf with multiple disabilities, multicultural education, teacher training and online learning and teaching. Her published research is on play, language and Deaf children, teacher preparation programs, Deaf students with additional disabilities, IEP and Deaf students, Black Deaf literacy, and online learning.  She is currently involved in two new case studies focusing online learning (students’ readiness and flipped classroom instructional method with Deaf students) and a continuing major project focusing teaching Deaf and hard of hearing students with multiple disabilities.