Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Johnson, S.G., Stapleton, L.D., & Berrett, B. (2020, forthcoming) Deaf community cultural wealth among community college students. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education,

  • Stapleton, L.D., & James, L.* (2020, forthcoming). Not another White study: Challenging color-evasiveness ideology in disability scholarship. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability,

  • Stapleton, L.D., & Duarte, D.* (2020, forthcoming). When you think you know: Restorative justice between a faculty member and a student. New Directions in Student Services,

  • Stapleton, L.D. & Nicolazzo, Z. (2019). Greek life reimagined: Deaf culture and mainstream Greek life. New Directions in Student Services, 165, 87-98. doi:10.1002/ss.20289.


Book Chapters

  • Stapleton, L.D. & Gillon, K.E. (2020, forthcoming). Audism and hearing privilege within higher education: A snapshot into the lives of diverse Deaf communities. In Howard-Hamilton, M., Hinton, K., Brown, G., & Davenport, M. (2nd ed.), Unleashing suppressed voices on college campuses: Diversity issues in higher education (pp. 00). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

  • Osborne, L.,* Stapleton, L.D. Herrington, J.*, Hayes, A.** (2019). Unlocking the doors: Overlapping identities within Black Deaf communities. In Harris, J., Darris, M., Garvey, J., Porter, C., & Perez, R., Case Studies for Student Development Theory: Advancing Social Justice & Inclusion in Higher Education (pp.95-97). Routledge.

  • Brown, K., Peña, E.V., Broido, E.M., Stapleton, L.D., & Evans, N.J. (2019). Understanding disability frameworks in higher education research.  In J. Huisman and M. Tight (Eds.)., Theory and Method in Higher Education Research.  (Vol 5., pp. 19-36). Emerald Publishing Limited.


Public Scholarship/Reports

  • Stapleton, L. D. (2019). Putting (dis)ability back into Black History Month. Center for Teaching and Learning on the Cutting Edge. 

  • Garberoglio, C. L., Stapleton, L.D., Palmer, J. L., Simms, L., Cawthon, S., & Sales, A. (2019). Postsecondary Achievement of Black Deaf People in the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.  

  • Vaccaro, A., Lee, M.  Kimball, E., Cox, B., Abes, E., Banerjee, M. Broido, E., Brown, K. Crawford, L., Kim, E., Kraus, A., Madaus, J., Marine, S., Miller, R., Newman, L., Peña, E., Stapleton, L.D. Webb, T., Wells, R., Wessel, R., Zilvinskis, J. & Locklin, B.  (2018, October). Making disability visible in higher education research: Documenting qualitative, quantitative and theoretical issues and solutions. A report submitted to the Spencer Foundation.

  • Vaccaro, A., Kimball, E., Cox, B., Lee, M., Zilvinskis, J., Wessel, R., Wells, R., Webb, T., Stapleton, L.D., Peña, E., Newman, L., Miller, R., Marine, S., Madaus, J., Kraus, A., Kim,E., Crawford, L., Brown, K., Broido, E., Banerjee, M., Abes, E. & Locklin, B.  (2018, October). A research agenda for quantitative, qualitative, and theoretical higher education disability scholarship. A report submitted to the Spencer Foundation.

  • Eickman, J., Stapleton, L.D., Papazis, E., Jensen, M., & Firkins, C. (2015). Deaf studies community service: Jamaica crews 2008, 2009, 2010. Conference Proceeding from Deaf Studies Today! Engaging Theory and Action, Orem, Utah: Utah Valley University.


Art Based Scholarship

  • Stapleton, L.D. (2019). From apartheid to today: Black Deaf activism, culture, & education in South Africa. [PhotoVoice Exhibit]. Northridge, CA: California State University.

  • Stapleton, L.D. & Ontiveros, M. (2016). Justice can’t wait: Deaf people of color seeking change through the arts [Art Exhibit]. Northridge, CA: California State University.



(*denotes Students involved/**Community members involved)

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