Daniel Maffia

Lecturer

Education

  • M.A., Western Oregon University, Interpreting Studies With an Emphasis in Teaching, 2014
  • B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, ASL/English Interpretation, 2009

Short Biography

Daniel Maffia obtained his bachelors degree in American Sign Language/English Interpreting with a minor in Communication from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009. In 2010 he became nationally certified and earned a Masters in Interpreting Studies With an Emphasis in Teaching Interpreting from Western Oregon University in 2014. He has interpreted in a variety of settings.

Currently he is a lecturer with the department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education department’s Interpreter Training Program at NTID.  Previously Daniel served as a staff interpreter in the Department of Access Services at Rochester Institute of Technology. He continues to work as both a Video Relay Interpreter at Sorenson Communication and a freelance community interpreter.

Daniel has shown his commitment to the field by serving on the board of directors for his local affiliate RID chapter for the past two years. In addition, he has been a mentor for both practicum students and colleagues. Daniel's research interests relate to Supervision and Demand-Control Schema. During his research Daniel had the opportunity to facilitate supervision for various interpreters of both spoken language and sign language.  Daniel continues to serve as a facilitator for various supervision groups in addition to presenting workshops relating to supervision and reflective practices in the field of interpreting.  

Specializations

Demand-Control Schema and facilitating Reflective Practice/Supervision

Licensure

NIC certified

Web Page

http://maffiaportfolio.weebly.com/