Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz
Name Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz
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Occupation Gallaudet University President
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Alma mater University of Rochester Doctor of doctorate|ED.d

Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz served as President of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Vice President and Dean of Rochester Institute of Technology. He served in a variety of other roles for most of NTID's 35-year history.

Early Life


He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.S. in electrical engineering from St. Louis University, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and teaching from the University of Rochester.


Dr. Hurwitz started at NTID in 1970 as an educational specialist in RIT's College of Engineering after working for McDonnell Douglas Corp. since 1965.

He subsequently held a number of progressively more responsible positions, including Support Department Chair for Engineering and Computer Science Programs, Director for NTID Support Services, Associate Dean for Educational Support Services Programs, Associate Vice President for NTID Outreach and External Affairs, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Dr. Hurwitz has been active in a variety of professional and deafness-related organizations and serves on a number of boards of organizations serving deaf persons, including the Rochester School for the Deaf and the National Captioning Institute. He is a former president of the National Association of the Deaf, and has traveled and lectured extensively nationally and internationally.

On October 18, 2009, Dr. Hurwitz was selected as the 10th president of Gallaudet University. He took office on January 1, 2010.