Ms. Amanda R. Smith, MA, NIC-Master, CI/CT, Ed: k-12, SC:L, holds an Associate of Applied Science in Sign Language Interpreting from Johnson Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University, and a Masters in Interpreter Pedagogy from Northeastern University. She has served as a faculty member in the Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies since 2007. She currently chairs the Division and teaches in the undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting and Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies programs. In addition to her work at WOU, Ms. Smith continues to engage in the community with interpreters and other professionals, facilitating reflective art practices for professional development. She was also selected to act as a Meta-Facilitator at the RID 2017 LEAD Together Conference, one of 5 across the country.
We are better together. We need to pool our resources to increase the quality of instruction and outcome from our interpreter education programs to better serve consumers.
To colleagues and community members!!