A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Interim Chair:Dr. Paul DudisHall Memorial Building, Room 1401D
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) 1401C
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Education/DegreesPh.D., Interpretation, Gallaudet University M.S., Education of Deaf Children, Syracuse UniversityB.A., Liberal Arts - Major: Fine Arts, Hamilton College Research InterestsInterpreting in the healthcare system, mentoring, the role of creativity in interpreting Selected Publications and PresentationsShaffer, L. (2014). Knowledge brokering: An emerging art for sign language interpreters? Street Leverage. Available at: http://www.streetleverage.com/tag/laurie-shaffer/ Shaffer, L. (2013). From a distance...Mentoring in educational (K12) settings. In Elizabeth Winston and Robert Lee (Eds.), Mentorship in sign language interpreting (pp. 139-161). Alexandria, VA: RID Press. Shaffer L., & Watson, W. (2004). Peer mentoring: What's THAT? In Elisa Maroney (Ed.), CIT: Still shining after 25 years conference proceedings (pp. 77-93). Conference of Interpreter Trainers.
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