Delores Hart, MA, PhD (ABD) has taught American Sign Language (ASL) at NCC since September 2011, at the Tannersville campus, at the Pike County satellite campus and at Mercy College, New York. She's worked most of her career in the corporate sector as a Director of Human Resources for several major New York City corporations. After receiving her master's degree in Deafness Rehabilitation from NYU, she worked as a State of Pennsylvania vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Hart is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in health psychology focusing on health access issues experienced by members of the culturally Deaf community. Her goals are to introduce students to ASL by developing both expressive and receptive skills, grammatical features, and related facial expressions, simple conversational behaviors, knowledge, appreciation and respect of Deaf culture. Students learn cultural behaviors, basic vocabulary, exchanging personal information, talking about family and friends, and conversing about everyday activities.