Kim Kurz

Kim Kurz


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Special Education/Deaf Education; Minor: Speech, Hearing, and Language and ASL Linguistics, 2004
  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Career Counseling, 1995
  • B.S.W., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1993

Dr. Kurz, a lecturer, trainer, and co-author of the national standards for teaching American Sign Language, is the co-author of the American Sign Language and Deaf Culture series. Dr. Kurz is the primary author of Learning Outcomes for American Sign Language Skills: Levels 1-4 document published in New York. In addition to this project, she is a member of the American Sign Language Standards National Committee and served as a consultant for the Outcomes for Graduates of Baccalaureate Interpreter Preparation Programs Specializing in Interpreting in K-12th Grade Settings document. The title of
Dr. Kurz's dissertation is A Comparison of Deaf Children's Comprehension in Direct Communication and Interpreted Education.

During Dr. Kurz's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Christopher Kurz, and their four sons; attending their hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer games; volunteering at Camp Mark Seven; walking/hiking; reading novels; and watching movies.


5 C's Theories and Applications, ASL National Standards, Educational Interpreting