Departments & Divisions
Sarah B. Ammerman, Ph.D.
Harriet and J. David Oppenheimer Endowed Professor in Deaf Education and Hearing Science
Dr. Sarah Ammerman is an Associate Professor in the Deaf Education and Hearing Science (DEHS) Program at the UT Health San Antonio. She was formerly a teacher the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ammerman has a dual-major undergraduate degree in deaf education (comprehensive) and elementary education, a master’s degree in deaf education (listening and spoken language), and a doctoral degree in special education with a minor in audiology.
Dr. Ammerman is recognized as a national leader in the field of deaf education with an emphasis on listening and spoken language. She has co-presented and co-authored about the topic of reciprocal peer coaching/mentoring in the professional preparation and continuing education of deaf education educational faculty. The DEHS Program was awarded a Department of Education/Office Special Education and Rehabilitative Services personnel preparation grant in 2010 and 2013 recognizing research in this area. Dr. Ammerman has served as a national reviewer for the Department of Education and the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. For two years she co-lead the San Antonio on-site portion of Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants, an intensive two-week professional development workshop for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and teachers of the deaf seeking current knowledge of developing the listening and spoken language skills of children with hearing loss. In addition, she is the co-Executive Director of the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).
- 2009 - PhD - Special Education with a minor in Audiology - University of Arizona
- 2002 - MED - Smith College
- 2001 - BEd - Eastern Kentucky University
- 9/2017 - Associate Professor/Clinical - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Otolaryngology, San Antonio
- 7/2009- 8/2017 - Assistant Professor/Clinical - UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Otolaryngology, San Antonio
Research & Grants
2010: From Pedagogy to Practice: Mentoring and Peer Coaching for Preparing and Maintaining Certified Personnel to Provide Instruction for Children who are D/HH in Texas; $806,544.00.
2013: From Pedagogy to Practice: Mentoring and Peer Coaching for Preparing and Maintaining Certified Personnel to Provide Instruction for Children who are D/HH in Texas; $953,408.00
2017: D.E.E.P. (Deaf Education and Educational Psychology) Learning in Texas; $915,707.00
Jackson, Rebecca W., Ammerman SB, Trautwein B. Infants and Toddlers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Developmentally Delayed or At Risk for Developmental Delays. In: Caroline Guardino & Joanna Cannon. Deafness and Diversity Volume I. Washington, D.C: In Press; 2019.
Jackson RL, Ammerman SB, Trautwein BA. Deafness and Diversity: Early Intervention American Annals of the Deaf 2015 Oct;160(4):356-367.
Ammerman, SB, Trautwein, B. From Pedagogy to Practice: Mentoring and Reciprocal Peer Coaching for Preservice Teachers. Volta Review 2010; 110(2): 191-206.