Cheri McKee

Cheri McKee

Lab Coordinator

  • M.A., Piedmont International University, Ministry, 2016
  • B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Professional & Technical Communication, 2002
  • A.A.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Educational Interpreting, 1988

Cheri became interested in sign language when she accepted a temporary secretarial assignment at NTID in 1981. After taking sign language classes and obtaining a permanent staff position at NTID, she enrolled in the NTID interpreter preparation program. She has over 30 years of experience as a professional interpreter, including postsecondary settings, religious settings, conferences, and seven years as personal interpreter and administrative assistant to Dr. Robert Davila, NTID’s first Deaf CEO.

Upon Dr. Davila’s retirement from RIT, Cheri accepted a position as Self Instruction Lab Coordinator, which later evolved into her current role as Lab Coordinator in the ASLIE department. She writes and edits a variety of written communications, creates and administers surveys, maintains the department web site, and developed and maintains the web site for current Interpreting students and the ASLIE FaceBook page. She coordinates the ASL tutoring program and the ASL Learning Center.

Cheri published an article on the visual needs of deaf students in the Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology.

Cheri enjoys teaching Bible studies, collecting cookbooks, cross stitching, and playing the hammered dulcimer.

Specializations

Postsecondary interpreting; religious interpreting; technical writing; innovative uses of emerging technologies to provide out-of-classroom support