Friday, January 30, 2009

The Robert Davila Story

Moments of Truth tells the story of Gallaudet University interim president Robert Davila. It’s subtitled The Story of a Deaf Leader and chronicles his rise from poverty to become the highest-ranking deaf person ever appointed to a federal government position. He became the first deaf Hispanic to earn a doctorate degree and served as president of several major organizations that serve deaf people. The book was written by Larry Lang, a faculty member at RIT/NTID. Davila grew up in California, one of five sons of Mexican parents. He became deaf when he was 8 and attended the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley.