Tamby Allman, Ed.D., CED


Graduate Advisor, Education of the Deaf

Communication Sciences and Oral Health

Tamby Allman, Ed.D., CED


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Tamby Allman is a professor and the graduate advisor for the M.S.Education of the Deaf program. She spent her career teaching students of all ages as a teacher of the deaf and literacy coordinator for a large deaf education program in Chicago. She earned her doctorate in reading and language at National-Louis University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy, assessment and strategies for supporting language. She is the Project Director for Project EPIC, a five-year grant funded from the Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Project EPIC is an interdisciplinary grant to equip future teachers of the deaf and SLPs with practices to improve the academic outcomes for school-aged students who are DHH. Her research includes strategies teachers use to support students who are deaf or hard of hearing in general education classrooms, assessment in the 21st century, and online literacy learning. She works as a consultant and supports teachers in several regional programs.


Ed.D., Reading and Language, National-Louis University, Evanston, Illinois, 2000
M.S., Deaf Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 1982
B.S., Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1980


Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Literacy, Inclusion; Differentiated Instruction; Strategies for Teaching Language, online learning

Latest Articles

Diversity in Deafness: Assessing Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Psychology in the Schools (2019)
Chad E. Smith, Tamby Allman

Including Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Principles for Creating Accessible Instruction
Preventing School Failure (2019)
Tamby Allman, Samantha Wolters, Eileen Murphy

Reading Between the Line: Accessing Information via YouTube's Autocaptioning
Online Learning Journal (2016)
Chad Smith, Samantha Crocker, Tamby Allman

Working memory, short-term memory and reading proficiency in school-age children with cochlear implants
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2015)
Sneha Bharadwaj, D. Maricle, L. Green, T. Allman

Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Upsilon Alpha, Honor Reading Council
  • Association of College Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH)
  • College of Instructors of Reading Professions
  • Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • International Literary Association
  • Literacy Research Association
  • Texas Association for Literacy Education

Honors & Awards

  • CFE ACUE 2018-19 Cohort, Association of College and University Educators (2018)
  • QEP Experiential Faculty Fellow, TWU Quality Enhancement Plan (2016)