American Sign Language (ASL) / English Interpreting Faculty & Staff

Sherry ShawEd.D., CSC, is a Professor and Program Director of the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in American Sign Language/English Interpreting. She has been an interpreter educator since 1989, formerly serving as Interpreting Program Director at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock until coming to UNF in 2007. Dr. Shaw is actively engaged in research that explores similarities and differences between signed and spoken language interpreting students. Her primary research interest since 2002 has been collaborating with international partners to identify cognitive and personal characteristics that contribute to student success in learning the interpreting process. In addition to essential characteristics of interpreting students, Dr. Shaw has published in the areas of student support systems, service learning in the Deaf community, transitioning from language acquisition, and quality of life of Deaf senior citizens. She is a Commissioner with the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and the author of Service Learning in Interpreter Education: Strategies for Extending Student Involvement in the Deaf Community, published by Gallaudet University Press in 2013. Dr. Shaw is an active member of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers and is co-editor of the Journal of Interpretation. She is also on the editorial review board of the Journal

of Community Engagement and Scholarship.

 

 

Jan Humphrey, Ed.D., CSC, NIC-Advanced, SC:L, COI, is Associate Professor in the Bachelors and Masters degree programs. She is author of seminal textbooks So You Want to be an Interpreter and Decisions! Decisions! and has been an interpreter educator since 1977. Dr. Humphrey is past president of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. She was involved in writing the first curriculum for teaching interpreting in 1978 and set up or revised interpreting programs at Johnson Country Community College (Kansas), CSUN (California) and Douglas College (British Columbia).

 j.h.humphrey@unf.edu 

 

 

Dawn M. WesslingM.Ed., NIC-Master, is a 2012 graduate of the Interpreting master's degree at UNF and is the full-time staff interpreter for the EDIE Department. She is a veteran of the United States Navy, the wife of a retired sailor, and a native of New Jersey. She is a doctoral student at Gallaudet University, and her hobbies include cooking, creative arts and reading Stephen King works.

dawn.m.wessling@unf.edu

 

Laura JacksonMA; SC:L, CI, CT, is an Instructor in the Interpreting program. She received her BA in Deaf Education/Elementary Education from Flagler College, and her MA in Linguistics from Gallaudet University. She has been a nationally certified interpreter for more than ten years, and has experience interpreting in a wide range of settings. Mrs. Jackson has also completed Masters level coursework in Interpreting and International Development, which led to her partnership with the Jamaica Association for the Deaf in Kingston, Jamaica, where she worked both on and off site to improve services for the Deaf community on the island. Additionally, she has completed extensive training in online teaching, including a Master Online Teaching certification program, and assists faculty in designing and developing online courses. She is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

 

 

Len Roberson, Ph.D., CI, CT, is Dean of the Graduate School and teaches part-time in the Interpreting Program. Dr. Roberson, in his former role as Department Chair, established the program in 2007 and co-leads student transformational learning opportunities (with Dr. Shaw) to the interpreting programs at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University of Graz (Austria).

len.roberson@unf.edu

 

 

Michael Stultz holds a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education and has been an instructor of Deaf Education and ASL studies and consulted in the interpreting program since 2007. He taught for a combined 18 years at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, D.C., the Missouri School for the Deaf and the Florida School for the Deaf in the subjects of science and drama. 

 

 

Jon Antal is an ASL Instructor and holds Master of Arts degrees in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education and Deafness Rehabilitation Counseling.



Brenda Rolison is Office Manager for the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education.

(904) 620-2930

 

Program Information

Contact:

Dr. Sherry Shaw, ASL/English Interpreting Program
1 UNF Drive

Building 57, Room 3519

Jacksonville, FL 32226

(904) 620-1811

sherry.shaw@unf.edu

 

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