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Sherry Shaw

Professor | ASL/English Interpreting

Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education | College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

American Sign Language - English Interpreting

1. Service learning and community alliance
2. Social Connectedness of Deaf Senior Citizens
3. Cognitive and Motivational Contributors to Interpreting Aptitude
4. Quality of Life and People who are Deaf with Disabilities


Ed.D., Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, University of Memphis, Emphasis: Working with People who are DeafBlind

M.Ed., Multiple Disabilities, University of Central Oklahoma

B.S, Learning Disabilities, University of Central Oklahoma


  • Interpreter educator in post-secondary programs since 1989
  • International partner and leader for study abroad trips with eight student groups (Austria, Slovenia), 2009-2017
  • Program developer for BS and MS degrees in ASL/English Interpreting (General Practice and Interpreting Pedagogy), 2007 to present
  • Trained online instructor
  • Nationally certified ASL/English Interpreter, CSC (1981-present)


2011-2013 Munoz Presidential Professorship

2013 Graduate Teaching Excellence Award


Member: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Conference of Interpreter Trainers, Mid-South Educational Research Association, Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Florida Association of the Deaf

Appointed co-editor: Journal of Interpretation (2010-2017)

Appointed reviewer: Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (2009-present)

Commissioner: Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education

Publications & Presentations

Shaw, S. (2014). Preparing interpreting students to be allies in the Deaf community. The Interpreters’ Newsletter, 19, 1-11.

Shaw, S. (2013). Service-learning in interpreter education: Strategies for extending student involvement in the Deaf community. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press [Volume 6, Interpreter Education Series].

Shaw, S. (2011). Cognitive and motivational contributors to aptitude: A study of spoken and signed language interpreting students. Aptitude for Interpreting: Special Issue of Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting, 13(1), 70-84

Shaw, S. (2010). AA to BA coordinated academic degree model. In P. Annarino, & L. Stauffer (Eds). AA-BA Partnerships: Creating New Value for Interpreter Education Programs. National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers.

Shaw, S., & Roberson, L. (2009). Service-learning: Re-centering the Deaf community in interpreter education. American Annals of the Deaf, 154(3), 277-283.

Shaw, S., & Roberson, L. (2013). Social connectedness of Deaf retirees. Educational Gerontology, 39(10), 750-760. doi:10.1080/03601277.2012.734165

Walker, J., & Shaw, S. (2011). Interpreter preparedness for specialized settings. Journal of Interpretation, 80-92.

Dr. Shaw was a conference co-sponsor for the 2009 International conference: Aptitude for Interpreting. Towards Reliable Admission Testing in Antwerp, Belgium during which she presented (Cognitive and Motivational Contributors to Aptitude: A Study of Spoken and Signed Language Interpreting Students) and facilitated (Researcher Roundtable on Methodology of Aptitude Research).

Contact Information

Building 57, Room 3519

(904) 620-1811

Office Hours

Email for appointment