Sheryl Ballenger

Manager of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services


Sheryl Ballenger is the Manager of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services at AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, a unit of the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she serves as a consultant for many college programs and businesses serving Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Sheryl’s employment background includes 21 years of working with students with disabilities, assisting faculty, and creating accessible programs at both a research university and a community college. Sheryl is involved in scholarship and research in the areas of audism and transition for Deaf and hard-of-hearing emerging adults.

Sheryl holds both a Certificate in American Sign Language and an Associate of Science Degree in Interpreter Training from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech - Communication Disorders with a minor in Linguistics from Georgia State University. Also from Georgia State University she earned a master’s degree in Education - Deaf Education. She is a certified teacher of the Deaf. Currently, Sheryl is a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia.

Additionally, Sheryl is a parent advisor for Georgia PINES, a program under the Georgia Department of Education. She advises new parents and families with Deaf children of the many opportunities available for language, learning, and life.


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