Leisa Boling

Leisa Boling

Assistant Professor

  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, 2000, Emphasis: Teaching ASL and Integrated Deaf Studies Curriculum, Thesis: Deaf Students in Art Classroom Using Know–Want–Learn Teaching Model
  • B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology, Graphic Design, 1989
  • A.A.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, Mechanical Artist, 1985

Since 1992, Leisa has taught ASL courses to students in a variety of programs at NTID and RIT. Her primary focus is to work with students from the Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program, Department of Cultural and Creative Studies for NTID students, Master of Science in Secondary Education, and the College of Liberal Arts Foreign Language Program.

In addition, during the years of 2001-2004, Leisa participated as a professional development mentor. In this capacity she developed modules and provided consulting for the Western Regional Professional Development Site for Educational Interpreters. Recently Leisa accepted an additional role as ASL Tutor Training Coordinator in the ASLIE Department.

In her leisure time, Leisa enjoys reading eastern philosophy books and has practiced Yoga and Meditation for several years.


Teaching the meaning of ASL signs in various contexts; presenting examples of communication activities as part of language learning; and teaching ASL presentation techniques and skills.