Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams

Lecturer

  • M.S., Western Maryland College, Teaching Interpreting, 1991
  • B.S., St. Louis Christian College, Ministry with Music & Deafness minor emphasis, 1982

Kevin T. Williams holds an M.S. in Teaching Interpreting from Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland (now known as McDaniel College). He served as the founder and Coordinator of the EIPA® Diagnostic Center for Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH), Omaha, Nebraska from its inception through 2004. His primary areas of instruction at RIT/NTID focus on American Sign Language to spoken English interpretation skills. Williams also is the primary faculty member instructing in the area of educational interpreting.

 

Williams has earned dual certification (C.I./C.T.) from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and is a past-president of the Nebraska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. He is also a member of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers, as well as the Council of Exceptional Students, the Conference of American Instructors of the Deaf, and the National Association of the Deaf. Williams worked as a content expert for the new RID/NAD joint certification test, the National Interpreting Certificate (NIC). In addition, Williams served on the committee formulating the new national association of interpreters in education (NAIE).

 

Williams is engaged in doctoral-level studies in the area of cognition and constructionist thinking.  His areas of interest include semiotics as well as how language sculpts personal and social identity and our perceptions of animate (self/others) beings and inanimate (stuff/values) entities.  

 

When not mucking about in the area of education, Williams enjoys bonsai and classic British automobiles.  He and his family enjoy living in a historic 1840’s farmhouse and he enjoys time spent entertaining in the vintage barn on the homestead. 

Licensure

Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf