Lynn Finton

Lynn Finton


  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Instructional Technology, 1984
  • B.A., Augustana College, Elementary Education & Deaf Education, 1979

Lynn has been in the field of ASL/English interpreting for 30 years and has been an educator of interpreters since 1982. In addition to teaching, she also serves as the Director of the ASL/English interpreting program. 

Lynn has served on local, state, and national boards in the field of interpreting/interpreter education and has presented numerous workshops in the field of interpreting throughout the country. She has contributed chapters to several books detailing her experience living in a bilingual/bicultural family. She is co-author of the CD-ROM entitled Interpreter Discourse:  English to ASL Expansion and ASL to English Compression.

Lynn currently serves on the board of Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV) in Rochester, NY. She is involved in several collaborative efforts to educate the deaf community and interpreting community about issues surrounding domestic violence.


English-to-ASL interpreting; expansion and compression strategies in interpretation; pre-interpreting skill development


Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf