Dr. James DeCaro was the first faculty member in National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s (NTID) Civil Engineering Technology Program. Since that time, he has served NTID as a Staff Chairperson, Instructional Developer, Department Chair, and Division Director. From 1985-1998, Dr. DeCaro was Dean for NTID, serving as NTID's Interim Director in 1995 and 1996 as well. He joined the Department of Research in 1998 after returning from Sweden where he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Orebro University. Dr. DeCaro holds a PhD in Instructional Technology.