Dr. William R. Atwell

Assistant Professor of ASLI

William Atwell

wratwell@liberty.edu

Education

  • Ed.D., Deaf Studies/Deaf Education, Lamar University
  • M.S., Deaf Studies/Deaf Education, Lamar University
  • B.S.. Psychology, Tennessee Temple University

Courses Taught

  • ASLI 101 - American Sign Language I
  • ASLI 102 - American Sign Language II
  • ASLI 201 - American Sign Language III
  • ASLI 202 - American Sign Language IV
  • ASLI 212 - Theory and Application of Fingerspelling and Numbers
  • ASLI 302 - American Sign Language V
  • ASLI 310 - Deaf Studies
  • ASLI 405 - American Sign Language Linguistics
  • DSDE 1373 - Interpreter Role and Ethical Decision Making
  • DSDE 1374 - Introduction to Deaf Studies
  • DSDE 1378 - Introduction to Interpreting
  • DSDE 2372 - American sign Language IV
  • DSDE 2373 - Visual Gestural Communication
  • DSDE 4309 - Practicum: Classroom Observation
  • DSDE 4313 - Interpreting Secondary Subjects

Certification

  • Texas Board of Evaluation of Interpreters - BEI-III (CDI)
  • Certification of Achievement - Instructional Leadership Development

Presentations/Publications

  • "Visual Gesture Communication", Texas Society Interpreters for the Deaf, Latham Springs, TX: April 2002
  • "Expansion Techniques", Texas Society Interpreters for the Deaf, Beaumont, TX: August 2002
  • "How to be able to interpret characters used by the speaker/presenter?" Alabama Interpreters for the Deaf, Talladega, AL: July 2006
  • "Oh No! Which Character Are You?" RID: July 2007
  • "Chunking as a tool in the reading comprehension of phrasal verbs by Deaf Readers." The Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Austin, TX: February 2011

Community/Christian Service

  • Pastor to the Deaf (1997-2013)
  • Associate Pastor to the Deaf (2013-present)
  • Advisor, American Sign Language Club