Public Advisory Council Member

Marsha Gunderson

Marsha Gunderson, Public Advisory Council Member

Deaf Education Consultants in
State Education Agencies

Marsha Gunderson has been involved in the field of deaf education for over 35 years. She taught children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth - 21 years, in home-based, itinerant and classroom settings. Following her teaching experience in Iowa, she became statewide consultant in Nebraska, a cochlear implant research fellow at House Ear Institute in California, Parent-Infant Outreach Coordinator at Infant Hearing Resource in Portland, Oregon prior to her current position as statewide consultant in Iowa. Marsha has an office at the Iowa School for the Deaf and is an Iowa Department of Education consultant for all things related to deaf or hard of hearing. She created "Quality Programs for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (QPDHH)" and the "Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (ECC-DHH)." Marsha served as an Advisory Committee Member for "The National Agenda: Moving Forward on Achieving Educational Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students" published in April 2005 and is a founding member of the Deaf Education Consultants in State Education Agencies. In 2006 she became a licensed interpreter in the state of Iowa. Marsha received her BA from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD and her MA from The University of South Dakota, Vermillion.