Matt Reynolds

Matt Reynolds is an assistant professor of Deaf Education at USAO. He received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma, his M.Ed. in Deaf Education and his B.A. in Elementary Education from Utah State University. Prior to joining USAO, he taught first and third grade deaf and down syndrome students, and deaf high school students in San Antonio Texas. He is a certified teacher in Texas for Deaf Education K-12, Generalist EC-6, and American Sign Language, and was a certified interpreter for the Deaf in Utah. His research interests relate to Deaf Education, Self-Determination, Special Education Transition, and Deaf Culture. He has been awarded several grants and made multiple presentations in his areas of interest. Grants awarded to Dr. Reynolds include the Gladys Anderson Emerson, NASNTI Technology Mini-Grant, and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. His most recent publication is in The Endeavor, titled “Transition and Why it Matters”. Conferences presentations include “WIOA-What Teachers Know and What They Need to Know” at the Division on Career Development and Transition Conference, “Tips for Self-Determination” at the American Society for Deaf Children Conference, and “Deaf Education Elementary Teachers' Perceptions on Self-Determination: A Mixed Methods Study” presentation at the Association of College Educators-Deaf & Hard of Hearing International Conference.


Optimizing Transition Outcomes for DHH Students: A Case Study Analysis
Pamela Luft, Matt Reynolds. © 2023. 62 pages.
Transition planning for many students with disabilities is not achieving the desired outcomes, nor is it meeting national mandates. Yet, the purpose of all educational...