Modern Languages

Academics

Ms. Nicole D. Thorn

Assistant Professor of ASLI

Nicole Thorn
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