Jason Listman

Jason Listman

Assistant Professor

  • E.d.D., St. John Fisher College, Executive Leadership, 2013
  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Secondary Education for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2009
  • B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Psychology, 2007

Dr. Jason D. Listman is an assistant professor who teaches a variety of ASL and interpreting courses, including ASL IV; Interpreting IV:  Adapting to Deaf Consumers; and Interpreting Frozen Texts.

Dr. Listman’s research interests include resilience, mentoring, ASL pedagogy, and translating songs. He is particularly interested in learning the best and most effective approaches to teaching ASL to second language learners. In addition, he has conducted a qualitative study that captured the experiences of Deaf mentors and Deaf mentees. This was significant because deaf and hard-of-hearing students remain underrepresented in STEM fields; the study shed light on the role of Deaf mentors in supporting Deaf undergraduates as they navigated through the STEM community as Deaf scientists. Dr. Listman’s other research studies focused on the life experiences of Deaf professionals and how they overcame challenges to become resilient Deaf professionals.

On the side, Dr. Listman enjoys creating translated songs, hiking, and interior design.


Leadership, curriculum development, ASL education, video production, and translation


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