Dr. Laurie R. Shaffer

Ph.D., Interpretation, Gallaudet University  
M.S., Education of Deaf Children, Syracuse University
B.A., Liberal Arts - Major: Fine Arts, Hamilton College

Research Interests
Interpreting in the healthcare system, mentoring, the role of creativity in interpreting

Selected Publications and Presentations
Shaffer, L. (2014). Knowledge brokering: An emerging art for sign language interpreters? Street Leverage. Available at: 

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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