Ju-Lee Wolsey

Assistant Professor

Ju-Lee Wolsey

Contact Info

LA 4107
TR 8am - 9am, 11am - 12pm


Ed.D. - Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Lamar University

M.S. - Professional Studies with concentrations in Human Resource Development and Project Management
Rochester Institute of Technology

M.R.C. – Rehabilitation Counseling
Bowling Green State University

B.S. – Psychology
Madonna University

Areas of Expertise

• Resiliency in DeafBlind adults
• Mentorship of Deaf doctoral students
• Life scripts of Deaf adults
• Deaf identity
• ASL/English bilingualism
• Qualitative research


Ju-Lee A. Wolsey is an Assistant Professor in the Deaf Studies program under Languages, Literatures & Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts at Towson University. She obtained her doctorate degree in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Madonna University, a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Science in Professional Studies with concentrations in Human Resource Development and Project Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. Wolsey has worked with Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard-of-hearing children and adults in private and public sectors in schools and the community in various capacities as a counselor, instructor, intervenor, program coordinator, and assistant director. Dr. Wolsey has multiple research interests such as accessibility, advocacy, mentorship, resiliency, Deaf identity development, American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingualism, and qualitative research that relate to the lives of Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard-of-hearing children and adults.

As a Deaf ASL/English bilingual individual, Dr. Wolsey uses her personal and professional experiences to ensure that all Deaf and DeafBlind children and adults have access to a visual language (ASL) and Deaf/DeafBlind culture. She is passionate with sharing her knowledge and scholarly research in the field of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education with students giving them opportunities to apply content to real world experiences and develop an understanding of the culture and language of Deaf/DeafBlind individuals.

Selected Publications

Meek, D. R., Cue, K. R., & Wolsey, J. A. (2020). Experiences of doctoral Deaf education students with virtual learning in American Sign Language. ReDEAFining Academic Collaboration 1(1), 32-55.  https://www.lamar.edu/fine-arts-communication/_files/documents/deaf-studies-deaf-ed/rac1-1.pdf 

Clark, M. D., Cue, K. R., Delgado, N. J., Greene-Woods, A. N., & Wolsey, J. A. (2020). Early intervention protocols: Proposing a default bimodal bilingual approach for Deaf children. Maternal and Child Health Journal24(11), 1339-1344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-020-03005-2

Cue, K. R., Pudans-Smith, K. K., Wolsey, J. A., Wright, S. J., & Clark, M. D. (2019). The odyssey of deaf epistemology: A search for meaning-making. American Annals of the Deaf, 164(3), 395-422, https://doi.org/10.1353/aad.2019.0017 

Wolsey, J. A., Clark, M. D., & Andrews, J. F. (2018). ASL/English shared book reading: An exploratory intervention for signing deaf children. Bilingual Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/15235882.2018.1481893 

Wolsey, J. A. (2017). Perspectives and experiences of DeafBlind university students:  A grounded theory approach. The Qualitative Report, 22(8). 2066-2089. Retrieved from  https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss8/1/  

Hoffman, D., Wolsey, J. A., Andrews, J. F., & Clark, M. D. (2017). Translanguaging supports reading with Deaf adult bilinguals: A qualitative approach. The Qualitative Report, 22(7), 1925-1944. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss7/12  

Wolsey, J. A., Misener Dunn, K., Gentzke, S. W., Joharchi, H. A., & Clark, M. D. (2017).  Deaf/hearing research partnerships. American Annals of the Deaf, 161(5), 571-582. https://doi.org/10.1353/aad.2017.0007 

Wolsey, J. A., Clark, M. D., van der Mark, L., & Suggs, C. (2017).  Life scripts and life stories of oral deaf individuals. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29(1), 77-103.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-016-9487-z