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academic administrator , sign language professional

Jane K. Fernandes, American academic administrator, sign language professional. Recipient Alice Cogswell, Gallaudet U, 1993; Alumni fellow, University Iowa, 2001.


Fernandes, Jane K. was born on August 21, 1956 in Worcester, Master of Arts. Daughter of Richard Paul and Mary Kathleen (Cosgrove) Kelleher.


Bachelor comparative literature, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1978. Master of Arts comparative literature, U of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy comparative literature, U of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986.


Acting director (Advanced Systems Limited progressive) Northeastern University, Boston, 1986—1987. Chairman (sign communications) Gallaudet University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1987. Coordinator (interp. training) Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, 1988—1990.

Director Statewide Center, Department of Educated, 1990—1995. Vice president Gallaudet U, Washington, District of Columbia, 1995—2000, provost, 2000—2006. Senior fellow Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute, Atlanta, since 2007.

Provost, vice chancellor academic affairs University North Carolina, Asheville, since 2008. Edition review board Perspectives in Educated & Deafness, Washington, District of Columbia, 1994—1997.


Chair State Commission Persons with Disabilities, Honolulu, 1993—1995, member, 1988—1995. Member (board of director) Goodwill Indust. of Honolulu, 1992—1995. Joint committee American Annals of the Deaf, since 2005.

Member of Building Bridges Asheville (facilatator), MLK Junior Association Ashevillie and Buncombe County (board directors since 2010).


Married James John Fernandes. Children: Sean William, Erin Frances.

Richard Paul Kelleher

Mary Kathleen (Cosgrove) Kelleher

James John Fernandes

Sean William Fernandes

Erin Frances Fernandes