Ms. Nicole D. Thorn

Assistant Professor of ASLI

Nicole Thorn

ndthorn@liberty.edu
(434) 592-5888

Degrees

  • M.A. in Deaf Education/Deaf Rehabilitation, New York University
  • M.A. in Human Services, Liberty University
  • B.A. in Sociology and Deafness, Hartwick College

Courses Taught

  • ASLI 101: American Sign Language I
  • ASLI 212: Fingerspelling and Numbers
  • ASLI 305: Introduction to Interpreting
  • ASLI 320: Sociocultural Linguistic Processing
  • ASLI 401: English to ASL Interpreting I
  • ASLI 402: English to ASL Interpreting II
  • ASLI 403: ASL to English Interpreting I
  • ASLI 404: ASL to English Interpreting II
  • ASLI 410: Interpreting Professional Ethics
  • ASLI 498/499: Practicum/Internship

Certification

  • National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certificate of Interpretation (CI)
  • National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certificate of Transliteration (CT)
  • Certified Pastoral Care Specialist
  • Virginia Quality Assurance Screening rater (for sign language interpreters)

Awards

  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching-2014
  • Illuminate Grant-2014, 2015

Presentations

  • Cobb County In-Service, Cobb County, Georgia 2001. Integrated Language Program: Philosophy and Methods
  • Cobb County In-Service, Cobb County, Georgia 2000. Bilingual Instruction for Deaf Children
  • Cobb County In-Service, Cobb County, Georgia 2000. Improved Language Instruction for Deaf Children
  • United Methodist Church Conference, Roswell, Georgia 1999. Keynote speaker: Deaf Ministries

Institutional/Community/Christian Service

  • Program Director, American Sign Language and Interpreting

  • Developed major in American Sign Language and Interpreting

  • Developed minor in American Sign Language
  • Faculty Advisor, ASL Silent Club, Student Government Association
  • Volunteer community interpreting
  • Active member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VRID), and Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)
  • Board of Directors for Guatemala Deaf Ministries
  • Member Appalachian Trail Conservancy