Keith M. Cagle, Ph.D. currently is the associate professor in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has been the chairperson of national professional organization of American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certification and Evaluation since 1990. He was ASLTA president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer, North Carolina ASLTA vice-president, and the first president and founder of Lilac Chapter of ASLTA in Rochester, New York. Currently he is serving on the National ASL Standards committee. He has served on the committees: NY State Department of Education's ASL Advisory group, NTID's ASL 1-4 Outcomes, NC State Department of Public Instruction's ASL Standards, NC ASLTA - NCAD ASL Bill, ASL 1-4 Screening with the University of Northern Colorado, and NC State Interpreting Licensure board. He has developed many undergraduate and graduate courses at NTID, Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO where he formerly worked at. He has been providing numerous professional developments and training in America and three other countries. He has three children who are grown up.