Janice H Humphrey

Associate Professor

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

Areas of Expertise

1. ASL/English Interpretation ... specializing in religious, legal and mental health
2. Curriculum and Instruction, particularly as applied to post secondary interpreter education programs
3. Motivational speaker

RESEARCH INTERESTS
1. Trust from a Deaf Perspective
2. Cueing between a hearing interpreter and a Deaf interpreter
3. Interpreting With Deaf Refugees and Immigrants
4. Predicting Success: Screening Interpreting Applicants

Education

M.Ed. Texas A&M University
Ed.D., Brigham Young University

Biography

Dr. Humphrey grew up in Amarillo, Texas, where she learned American Sign Language (ASL)  through interaction with members of the Deaf community.
She has worked as an interpreter for more than 50 years and holds national certification in the U.S. (CSC, NIC-A, SC:L) and Canada (COI - now expired).
Jan earned a doctorate degree in Education and Curriculum, holds a Specialist Certificate: Legal  (2006), National Interpreting Certificate: Advanced (2003) and Comprehensive Skills Certificate (RID – 1978; 1983). She is a video producer, author, as well as an internationally renowned and engaging presenter. Jan earned a doctorate degree in Education and Curriculum, holds a Specialist Certificate: Legal  (2006), National Interpreting Certificate: Advanced (2003) and Comprehensive Skills Certificate (RID – 1978; 1983). She is a video producer, author, as well as an internationally renowned and engaging presenter. Jan earned a doctorate degree in Education and Curriculum, holds a Specialist Certificate: Legal  (2006), National Interpreting Certificate: Advanced (2003) and Comprehensive Skills Certificate (RID – 1978; 1983). She is a video producer, author, as well as an internationally renowned and engaging presenter.

Since 1979, Dr. Humphrey has also worked as an interpreter educator in Texas, Kansas, California, and British Columbia. She is currently a faculty member at the University of North Florida and teaches courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs in ASL/English interpreting. Prior to this move in 2011, she worked in Seattle, WA (2002-2011) where she was involved in community and video interpreting, as well as a consultant and sign language specialist.

Dr. Humphrey has held numerous positions with professional interpreter and interpreter education organizations, including: President    Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2008 – 2010; Professional Standards Committee Chair -- Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI) —1999 – 2001; Secretary — Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) — 1994-96;  President — Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) —1989-91;  President — Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) —1981-86. 

Awards

  • Worldwide Who’s Who (2013) Lifetime Achievement representing outstanding professional dedication and career longevity
     
  • Madison Who’s who (2010-2011) Demonstrated exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions to the business community
     
  • Madison Who’s who (2007-2008) Member of the year
     
  • Cambridge Who’s Who (2008-2009) Registry of Executives, professionals and Entrepreneurs
     
  • Biltmore Who’s Who (2010-2011; 2011-2012) Demonstrated leadership and achievement in her profession 

Affiliations

  • Southpoint Community Church, Jacksonville, FL

Lead Interpreter 2013-present
 

  • Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Member 2011 – present

  • Washington Association of the Deaf

Member at Large 2008 – 2009

  • Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf:  

President 2008-2010
Chair, Professional Standards Committee 2004-2008

  • Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada

Chair, Professional Standards Committee 1999 - 2001

  • Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada

Secretary 1994 - 1996

  • National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

President 1989 - 1991

  • Sign Language Interpreters of California

President 1986-1988

  • Conference of Interpreter Trainers

President 1981 - 1986

  • (NAD) Sign Instructors Guidance Network

Credentials Committee 1984 – 1986; Executive Board 1986- 1992

  • Christians for the Liberation of the Deaf Community

Board of Directors 1984 -2008

Publications & Presentations

Publications by date
Former names: Ricks and Kanda

Humphrey, J and B. Alcorn. 2008. So you want to be an interpreter? (4th ed.) Seattle, WA: H&H Publishers.
Humphrey, J. 2000. “Portfolios: one answer to assessment of sign language interpreting students” in Best Practices in
      interpreter education. C.B. Roy, Ed. Washington DC: Gallaudet Press.
Humphrey, J. 1999. Decisions? Decisions! A practical guide for sign language professionals. Seattle, WA: H&H
      Publishers.
Russell, D and J. Humphrey. 1996 AVLIC position paper: Guidelines for interpreting in legal settings. Edmonton, AB:
      AVLIC publications.
Humphrey, J, S. Washington, B. Alcorn and A. Kashar. 1992. Interpreting in the American judicial system: English/ASL.
      (unpublished curriculum)
Straity, A. 1989. “The real meaning of hearing impaired” in TBC News, vol. 19, Nov 89. Translated by J. Kanda and
      B. Alcorn.
Alcorn, B. 1989. “Reflections” in TBC News, vol 18 Oct. Translation by J. Kanda.
Kanda, J. 1989. “Moving forward” in RID Views, Nov-Dec.
Kanda, J.H. 1988. A comprehensive description of certified sign language interpreters including brain dominance.
      Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.
Kanda, J and L. Fleischer. 1988 “Who is qualified to teach American sign language?” in Sign Language Studies.
      Summer, pp. 183-194.
Kanda, J.K. 1987. “Introduction to Consecutive interpretation” in University of New Brunswick Sign Language
      Interpreter Training Curriculum, pp. 135-141.
Kanda, J.H. 19887. “Interpreter Training” in Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness, pp. 96-98.
Baker-Shenk, et al. 1984. The claggett statement. Elkhorn, ID: Mennonite Board of Missions.
Alcorn, B. and J.H. Kanda. 1984. “New directions in interpreter training” in The reflector, Vol. 8, winter, p. 18-22.
Kanda, JH. 1984. “Response to Sylvie Lambert on Consecutive Interpretation” in New dialogues in interpreter
      education: Proceedings on the fourth national conference of interpreter trainers convention. Silver Spring, MD:
      RID Publications.
Kanda, J.H. and B. Alcorn. 1983. “Team interpreting” in Proceedings of the 1983 RID Convention, Silver Spring, MD:
      RID Publications.
Kanda, J.H. and C.B. Roy. 1981. Curriculum for interpreter training programs in vocational education, Vol. 2. Austin, TX:
      Texas Education Agency.
Kanda, J.H. and C.B. Roy. 1980. Curriculum for interpreter training programs in vocational education, Vol. 1. Austin, TX:
      Texas Education Agency.
Ricks, J. and J. Seale. 1979. Miss Lillian. Arlington, TX: Deaf Ministry Services

VIDEO PRODUCTIONS by date
Former name: Kanda

Humphrey, J. 2005. One, Two, Buckle Your Shoe: Numbering Systems in ASL revised (DVD and workbook).
      Seattle, WA: H&H Publishing.
Humphrey, J. 2004. More signing for sense (DVD and workbook). Seattle, WA: H&H Publishing.
Humphrey, J. 2003. Signing for sense (DVD and workbook). Seattle, WA: H&H Publishing.
Humphrey, J. 2002. So you want to be an interpreter? Study guide (5 CD set). Amarillo, TX: H&H Publishing.
Humphrey J, N. Marbury, and B. Bridges. 1999. Reciprocal signals (video). Seattle, WA: HMB Productions.
Humphrey J, N. Marbury, and B. Bridges. 1998. ASL structure, Part I (video). Seattle, WA: HMB Productions.
Humphrey J, N. Marbury, and B. Bridges. 1998. ASL structure, Part II (video). Seattle, WA: HMB Productions.
Humphrey, J. 1997. An audio dramatization of “So you want to be an interpreter?” (Script by AB Humphrey).
      Amarillo, TX: H&H Publishing.
Humphrey J, N. Marbury, and B. Bridges. 1997. Strong language (video). Seattle, WA: HMB Productions.
Alcorn, B., J. Kanda, L. DeRochiers. 1989. Omega Project: ASL translation of Genesis: Chapters 19-23.
      Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions of Iowa,
Alcorn, B. and J. Kanda. 1989. Sojourners in a hearing world. Austin, TX: ISSLI.
Alcorn, B. and J. Kanda. 1989. Issues in deafness: A view from inside. Austin, TX: ISSLI.
Alcorn, B. and J. Kanda. 1989. Growing up deaf. Austin, TX: ISSLI.
Kanda, J and B. Alcorn. 1989. One, two buckle my shoe. Austin, TX: ISSLI.
Kanda, J and B. Alcorn. 1989. Seven, eight sign it straight. Austin, TX: ISSLI.
Kanda, J and B. Alcorn. 1989. Signs that bridge two worlds. Austin, TX: ISSLI.
Kanda, J and B. Alcorn. 1988. We can communicate. Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions of Iowa.
Cassell, J, J. Kanda and B. Burt. 1988. Voice to sign interpretation/transliteration: Modeling Tape 2A.
      Corvallis, OR: Sign Envision.
Cassell, J, J. Kanda and B. Burt. 1988. Voice to sign interpretation/transliteration: Modeling Tape 2B.
      Corvallis, OR: Sign Envision.
Alcorn, B., J. Kanda, L. DeRochiers. 1987. Omega Project: ASL translation of Genesis: Chapters 12-20.
      Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions of Iowa.
Alcorn, B., J. Kanda, C. Whitiker. 1986. Omega Project: ASL translation of Genesis: Chapters 4-11.
      Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions of Iowa.
Graybill, P, J.H. Kanda, and F. Norman. 1986. Omega Project: ASL Translation of the Gospel of Mark: Chapters 7-12.
      Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions of Iowa.
Graybill, P, J.H. Kanda, and MJ Bienvenu. 1985. Omega Project: ASL Translation of the Gospel of Mark: Chapters 1-6.
      Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions of Iowa.
Kanda, J. and B. Alcorn. 1984. RID Interim Evaluation Materials. (video) Overland Park, KS: Johnson County
      Community College.
Alcorn, B. and J. Kanda. 1984. RID Interim Evaluation Materials, Set C. (video) Overland Park, KS: Johnson County
      Community College.
Alcorn, B. and J. Kanda. 1983. RID Interim Evaluation Materials, Set B. (video) Overland Park, KS: Johnson County
      Community College.
Alcorn, B. and J. Kanda. 1983. RID Interim Evaluation Materials, Set A. (video) Overland Park, KS: Johnson County
      Community College.
Kanda, J. and B. Alcorn. 1982. Legal interpreting: English interactive samples. (video) Overland Park, KS: Johnson
      County Community College.
Alcorn, B. and J. Kanda. 1982. Legal interpreting: English interactive samples. (video) Overland Park, KS: Johnson
      County Community College.
Kanda, J., B. Alcorn and C.B. Roy. 1981. Medican/Mental Health interactive interpreting practice. (video) Overland
      Park, KS: Johnson County Community College.
Kanda, J., B. Alcorn and C.B. Roy. 1981. Social Services interactive interpreting practice. (video) Overland Park,
      KS: Johnson County Community College.
Roy. C.B., J Kanda, and B. Alcorn. 1981. Educational interactive interpreting practice. (video) Overland Park,
      KS: Johnson County Community College.
Kanda, J., B. Alcorn and C.B. Roy. 1981. Deaf culture interactive interpreting practice. (video) Overland Park,
      KS: Johnson County Community College.

HumphreyContact Information

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(904) 620-5869

jan.humphrey@unf.edu


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