Jason Hurdich

 Hurdich

 

Congratulations to Mr. Jason Hurdich as one of our Amazing Graduates!  He is natively proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and a member of the following organizations: the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID); Florida Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (FRID) and National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

  

Mr. Hurdich attended the Lexington School for the Deaf in New York City from K-12. He became an instructor of college level ASL and Interpreting classes starting in 1993. In 1996, he was presented with Boston’s Citizen Award for “For Outstanding Contributions Towards the Quality of Life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth” for promoting Deaf Awareness in the City of Boston, by Mayor Thomas M. Menino.  Mr. Hurdich consulted at Vcom3D from 2002 – 2005, in the role of developing ASL translations for scientific, technical, and career development courses and work-aids. As a permanent team leader, he has been a significant contributor to the company’s SigningAvatar technology development, and consults with Vcom3D staff on issues related to correct ASL usage and Deaf Culture issues. His research experience includes U.S. Department of Education-funded projects focused on (1) Signing Science Dictionaries Projects for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, and (2) the use of technology by Deaf/HH students in post-secondary settings. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston University in 1997.

 

Mr. Hurdich began his graduate level work at the University of North Florida in the Fall of 2011.  He proudly said “UNF is a perfect fit for me as a student.  My program schedule allowed me to have flexibility with online course delivery.  My instructors and classmates throughout the program were supportive, and UNF helped me to further strengthen my foundational skills in ASL and Interpreting which helped me qualify for my new employment position.”  While at UNF, Mr. Hurdich passed his Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf National Interpreting Certification and is one of only about 150 Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI) in the nation. Mr. Hurdich has accepted a full-time Assistant Professor position with Eastern Kentucky University’s American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Program.  EKU is one of thirteen CCIE (Commission on Collegiate Interpreting Education) accredited Interpreter Education Programs in the country.  

 

We commend Mr. Hurdich for his excellent work and are proud to recognize him as an Outstanding Graduate Student of the American Sign Language and English Interpreting program.