Introduction (2-3 lines)
Tom Baldridge is a CODA, a "child of deaf adults." He has communicated in sign language since infancy and is from a family of deaf educators. Tom earned an MFA in cinema production at the Univ of Southern California, a J.D. and M.B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree at Harvard University. He is an associate professor of business administration at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, the world's only liberal arts college founded exclusively for deaf people.