Ben Bahan Author

Benjamin Bahan is a prominent figure in the Deaf community as well as having a tremendous role in American Sign Language literature. Ben is a well-known storyteller and has published many books on Deaf culture, experiences, and issues. Bahan has performed many stories such as The Ball Story and Birds of a Different Feather. Ben Bahan is from New Jersey and attended Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf located in West Trenton, New Jersey. Later he attended Gallaudet University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biology. After Ben graduated in 1978, he attended The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California. There he studied linguistics and acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL). Ben moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1981 to collaborate with a friend in starting a new business. This friend was Joe Dannis and they together founded DawnSignPress, which Ben is vice president of. After a few years in the Bay area, he moved to Boston where he attended Boston University.There he received his master’s degree, as well as a doctorate degree. During his studies at Boston University, Bahan helped operate the Deaf Studies Program in the School of Education.


1. Gallaudet University Colleges/University

Gallaudet University ( /ˌɡæləˈdɛt/) is a federally chartered university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing located in Washington, D.C. It was the first school for the advanced education of the deaf and hard of hearing in the world, and is still the only higher education institution in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate Deaf and hard of hearing students. Hearing students are admitted to the graduate school, and a small number are also admitted as undergraduates each year. The university was named after Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a notable figure in the advancement of Deaf education.

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800 Florida Avenue NE, 20002 - Washington, D.C., United States of America
2010. 1,100
2009. 1,055
2010. 413
Acceptance rate
2010. 69.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 10.9 K $
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