American Sign Language and Interpreting Education

About the Department

Sign language interpreting is a fascinating, challenging and rapidly expanding field that offers an endless variety of opportunities and rich linguistic and cultural experiences. With more than 1,200 Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and 17,000 hearing students on campus, and more than 100 Deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and staff members, RIT provides you with a unique environment and excellent opportunities to increase your knowledge of cultures and enhance your English, American Sign Language and interpreting skills.

Latest News

  • 1/26/2016

    Robyn K. Dean is a new faculty member in NTID’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department.

    Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language Interpreting at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Theological Studies from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester. Recently, Dean completed her Ph.D. in Translation & Interpreting Studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

    Her responsibilities at RIT/NTID include providing classroom instruction to students in NTID’s ASLIE Department and co-developing curriculum for the college’s master’s degree program in Health Care Interpreting.