Commissioners
Len Roberson, Ph.D.; SC:L, CI, CT</br>President

Len Roberson, Ph.D.; SC:L, CI, CT
President

Len is currently the Associate Vice-President of Academic Technology and Innovation at the University of North Florida where he also on the faculty of the ASL/English interpreting program. He has many years experience in higher education with ...

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Sherry Shaw, Ed.D; CSC </br>Vice-President

Sherry Shaw, Ed.D; CSC
Vice-President

Sherry Shaw, Ed.D., CSC, is a Professor and Program Director of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in American Sign Language/English Interpreting at the University of North Florida. She has been an interpreter educator since 1989 ...

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Eve West </br>Secretary

Eve West
Secretary

Eve is an Associate Professor in both the ASL/English Interpreting and English as a Second Language programs at Community College of Philadelphia. She was among the founding members of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT), and previously ...

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Judith M. Gilliam

Judith M. Gilliam

Judith attended Gallaudet University, Western Maryland College, and the University of Alabama. Prior to retiring, Judith was an educator and administrator for 27 years. Long involved with interpreting issues, Gilliam served as vice chair of the ...

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Barbara Shaffer, Ph.D. SC:L, CI, CT

Barbara Shaffer, Ph.D. SC:L, CI, CT

Barbara is an Associate Professor in the Signed Language Interpreting Program at the University of New Mexico. Barbara is active both nationally and internationally with research interests including the grammaticalization of signed languages, ...

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Brian R. Morrison, M.Ed., CI, CT

Brian R. Morrison, M.Ed., CI, CT

Brian is currently the Program Coordinator for the ASL/English Interpreting Program at the Community College of Philadelphia. He has been teaching interpreting for 15 years and coordinating a program for 12 of those. Brian is a former board ...

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Carolyn Ball, Ph.D.; CI, CT </br>Treasurer

Carolyn Ball, Ph.D.; CI, CT
Treasurer

Carolyn is currently the Executive Director of the VRS Interpreting Institute (VRSII) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Carolyn has been an interpreter educator with over twenty five years of experience in teaching, curriculum and administration in ...

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Matthew O’Hara, M.S., CI and CT, NAD IV, CAE

Matthew O’Hara, M.S., CI and CT, NAD IV, CAE

Matthew completed a MS degree in Human Services and Education Administration from Gallaudet University in 2000. He administered RID’s ethics enforcement program, which includes mediation and ethics adjudication services for interpreters, from ...

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Debra Russell, Ph.D., COI

Debra Russell, Ph.D., COI

Debra Russell is interested in the study of American Sign Language- English interpretation, signed language research, and issues of language acquisition. Her primary interests include factors that affect the quality of interpretation provided ...

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Lisa Godfrey, Ed.D.;  CI, CT, ED:K-12

Lisa Godfrey, Ed.D.; CI, CT, ED:K-12

Dr. Godfrey began her professional career as a freelance sign language interpreter in the Flint, Michigan area in 1990. She moved south in 1997 where she served as the Department Chair for the Sign Language Interpreting Department and later the ...

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Marlee Dyce, MA, NAD IV, NIC Advanced

Marlee Dyce, MA, NAD IV, NIC Advanced

Marlee Dyce received her master’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston where she studied education and sign language interpreting. She currently teaches courses in Sign Language Interpreting, Process Models, and Translation. She ...

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Glenn Anderson, Ph.D.

Glenn Anderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Anderson, a native of Chicago, IL, began his professional career in 1970 as a VR counselor in Detroit with Michigan Rehabilitation Services. In 1972 he joined the Deafness Research and Training Center at New York University (NYU). At NYU, he ...

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