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Sean Maiwald
Sean A Maiwald
Lecturer, Gallaudet University
Doctor of Public Administration


San Jose, CA, but currently resides in Washington, DC.

Undergraduate Institution and Major

Gallaudet University, BA in Government

Graduate Institution and Major

The George Washington University, Master of Public Policy


Sean is a lecturer at Gallaudet University in the Masters of Public Administration program, and is a community organizer as well as an entrepreneur. He is passionate about deaf leadership and empowering the next generation of deaf leaders.  

Relevant Professional Experience

Lecturer, Adjunct at Gallaudet University; Education Policy Fellow at the Council of the District of Columbia; President of the District of Columbia Association for the Deaf from 2021 - 2023; Managing Editor at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes at the University of Texas, Austin

Research Interests 

Leadership and promotion disparities for deaf people, deaf experiences in public administration, social justice and cultural wealth impacts on deaf leadership

Professional Affiliations

The District of Columbia Association for the Deaf, National Association for the Deaf

Volunteer Activities

Community organizer and advocate, including drafting and passing legislation to establish the Office for the Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing in Washington, DC.