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Mark A Halley

Assistant Professor | American Sign Language/English Interpreting

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

Areas of Expertise

American Sign Language-English interpreting

Interpreting in contentious political settings



Ph.D. - Gallaudet University, 2018
Interpretation: Research & Pedagogy
Dissertation: Interpreting Dissent: Narratives about American Sign Language-English
Interpreting for the Deaf President Now Protest


M.A. - Gallaudet University, 2014
Interpretation: Interpreting Research


B.A.S. - Siena Heights University, 2013
Sign Language Interpreting


A.A.S. - Oakland Community College, 2012
Sign Language Interpreter


Mark Halley, PhD, NIC is Assistant Professor of ASL/English Interpreting in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education. He conducted his doctoral research in the Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, where he studied the role of interpreters in the 1988 Deaf President Now protest. He is currently working on two studies, one that analyzes interpreting in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, and one that examines language attitudes about sex signs in American Sign Language. In addition to his research interests in politics and interpreting in contentious environments, he has investigated how interpreters manage metalinguistic references in discourse. He has presented at conferences in the United States, England, Italy, Poland, Scotland, the Netherlands, and Qatar. He has also been a certified interpreter in private practice since 2011. In his free time he enjoys going to the gym (but not on leg day), traveling the world, and being a technophile.


The American Name Society
Best article in Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 2018


Gallaudet University
Graduate Student - Barbara Babbini Brasel Research Award


Oakland Community College Sign Language Interpreter Program Undergraduate student - Outstanding student of the year


Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Prevention Award


Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Member

Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Member

Florida American Sign Language Teachers Association: Member

Publications & Presentations

A complete list of my publications and presentations is available here.

Contact Information

(904) 620-2930


Office Hours

Tuesdays 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.; Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Thursdays 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.