Professor Nicole D. Thorn

Associate 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: Theory and Application of 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: Interpreter Professional Identities, Function and Ethics and Current Trends
  • 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 for Residential Undergraduate (2013-14)
  • Illuminate Grant: Enhancing the Visual Environment of ASL (2014-15)
  • Illuminate Grant (2017-18)

Institutional/Community/Christian Service

  • Program Director, American Sign Language and Interpreting
  • Founder of American Sign Language and Interpreting program
  • Faculty Advisor, National American Sign Language Honor Society
  • 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