Joel Gelburd

Joel Gelburd

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz Hall 333


Joel Gelburd is a professor of American Sign Language at the City College of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco. He has presented at University of San Francisco, Columbia University, Zambian National Deaf Leadership Conference. He implemented the American Sign Language program at Oakland Military Institute, College Preparatory Academy.


  • American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages and American Sign Language Teachers Association, Member


  • Columbia University, MA in Teaching American Sign Language as a Foreign Language, 2011
  • College of William and Mary, BA in Psychology, 2004

Awards & Distinctions

  • Honored as the first Adjunct Professor for Preferred Hiring Pool status in the ASL Department at the University of San Francisco