Christine Monikowski

Christine Monikowski


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Educational Linguistics, 1994
  • M.A., University of New Mexico, Linguistics, 1991
  • M.A., Gallaudet College, Counseling,1978
  • B.S., Shippensburg State College, Secondary Education, 1973

Dr. Monikowski's  published works include Evolving Paradigms in Interpreter Education co-edited with Elizabeth Winston (Gallaudet University Press, 2013) and Service Learning in Interpreting Education co-authored with Rico Peterson (Oxford University Press, 2005). Her most recent volume is titled Teaching and Learning: Grounded in Research; it is a series of interviews conducted with sign language educators/researchers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe (Gallaudet University Press, forthcoming). She continues to present workshops for working interpreters and interpreter educators on a variety of topics such as: Discourse Analysis for Interpreters, Introduction to Linguistics for Interpreters, and Professional Ethics

In 2013, Dr. Monikowski was selected to be a Fulbright Specialist (under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State) in Australia at the University of Newcastle’s Royal Institute for Deaf Blind Children/Renwick Center and spent six weeks Down Under.

She lives in Henrietta with her husband, and you'll find her at RIT's gym early in the morning, participating in Boot Camp with a few hardy colleagues from across campus!


Service learning; Interpreter education; curriculum; educational interpreting; distance learning for interpreters and interpreter educators


Professional Certification from the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA)

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