Khadijat “Kubby” Rashid is currently Interim Dean of the School of Education, Business and Human Services and has been a member of the faculty at Gallaudet since 1994. She has developed and taught a broad spectrum of courses across the curriculum for both graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of economics, social work, and international development. She has also taught in the School of International Service at American University and been an invited speaker at several universities, and colleges. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the American University in Washington, DC.
Kubby has published scholarly articles and book chapters on subjects as varied as interpreter-Deaf professional relationships, Deaf people’s experience with implants; and Deaf communities in Africa. She is the co-author of Citizenship, Politics, Difference: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan African Communities Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press (2015). She has presented widely on her areas of specialization, including at the World Bank, the United Nations, the State Department, the US Agency for International Development, and the White House.
Most recently, Kubby was chair of the Gallaudet University Faculty (2013-2016) and previously served as Chair of the Department of Business (2007-2010). In 2010-11 President Obama appointed her as a White House Fellow, and in that capacity she worked closely with senior government officials, obtaining an in-depth view into the workings of the US government at the highest levels. The governor of Maryland appointed her to the board of the Maryland School for the Deaf where she served from 2008-2014, and she just completed service on the board of Discovering Deaf Worlds, an NGO aimed at helping signing Deaf communities worldwide; she also serves as a board member of South West Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas.
Kubby served on the board of the World Deaf Leadership Program, guiding development projects for the Deaf communities in South Africa and Thailand. She has also worked with and trained people from several Deaf communities in Africa as part of Gallaudet-initiated leadership training programs. Dr. Rashid also worked with the National Deaf Business Institute, and taught several years for NDBI and Merrill Lynch’s summer program for Deaf Business. She was the first coordinator of the Gallaudet Leadership Institute’s Deaf Women’s Leadership Program, and implemented the program and curriculum that form the core of the DWLP today.
Kubby’s term runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. This is her first term.