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Julia Smith - Bio

Dr. Julia Smith has been affiliated with Western Oregon University since 1984, first as director of Disability Services and counselor in the Counseling Center, then as a professor in the Rehabilitation Counselor Education graduate program. She has also worked as a mental health therapist with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing individuals and couples for over 26 years. Julia's current research interest is the transition from high school to college of students who are deaf, as well as the life experiences of traditional-aged deaf students in mainstream colleges. She is married to a man who is Deaf and has two adult children.

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