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


Ed.D., Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, University of Memphis

Emphasis: DeafBlindness



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

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

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

Vice President: 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).

ShawContact Information

Building 57, Room 3519

(904) 620-1811