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

  • 11/3/2015

    Joseph Hill has joined RIT/NTID's American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department as an instructional/support faculty member.

    Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University of Ohio, and went on to earn his master’s degree and doctorate in American Sign Language Linguistics from Gallaudet University. In 2008, he was named a Fulbright Scholar, and held a National Science Foundation Fellowship 2003-2006.