Department of Applied Psychology


Randolph Mowry

Clinical Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

Randolph Mowry

Phone: 212.998.5224 v/tty

Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi

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Dr. Mowry's scholarly interests are in the areas of deafness, disability, rehabilitation counseling, counseling people with disabilities, and the intersection of mulitcultural counseling with issues of disability. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC, certificate # 00054787) and is fluent in American Sign Language. He directs and teaches in the American Sign Language course sequence and minor for Steinhardt.

He is active in New York City by serving on the Board of Directors for Barrier Free Living, an agency serving homeless people with disabilities, and Freedom House, serving people with disabilities who have experienced domestic violence. He also serves on the Institutional Review Board for the Lexington School & Center for the Deaf, Inc. From 1997 to 2000, he was the editor of JADARA: A journal for professionals networking for excellence in service delivery with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and American Sign Language Teachers Association.

Degrees Held

  • B.A. College of William & Mary 1975
  • Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1985
    Community Psychology
  • Certified rehabilitation counselor

Research Interests

  • issues in counseling Deaf people who use American Sign Language
  • domestic violence and people with disabilities
  • International Classification of Function, Disability & Health (ICF): Applications with people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • employment issues with people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Selected Publications

  • Ali, A., Mowry, R., & Ho, K. (2011, April). Collective action and emancipatory aims: Applying principles of feminist practice in a shelter for domestic violence survivors with disabilities. Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers On Women And Girls With Disabilities 2011 Center For Women Policy Studies ( (link)
  • Smiley, D. F. , Threats, T. T., Mowry, R. L., & Peterson, D. B. (2005). The international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF): Implications for deafness rehabilitation education. Rehabilitation Education, 19(2&3), 139-158.
  • Scherich, D. & Mowry, R.L. (1997). Accommodations in the workplace for people who are deaf or hard of hearing: Perceptions of employees. JADARA, 31(1), 31-43.


Peterson, D.B., Homa, D., Mowry, R.L., Sax, C. & Smart, J. (2005, February). Integrating the ICF into rehabilitation education curricula. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Diego, CA.


  • APSY-GE 2068 - Issues in Counseling People with Disabilities
  • ASL-UE 0092 - American Sign Language: Level 2
  • ASL-UE 0091 - American Sign Language: Level 1