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Duane Martin

Assistant Professor of ASLI



  • M.A., Sign Language Teaching, Gallaudet University
  • B.A., Religious Studies/ASL, Gardner-Webb University
  • A.A., Industrial Drafting Tech., National Technical Institute for the Deaf


Duane Martin serves as an Assistant Professor for the ASLI program at Liberty University and a Deaf pastor of Wayne Hills Deaf Church at Wayne Hills Baptist Church in Waynesboro, VA. He teaches American Sign Language courses. He has specialized in this area with a focus on their functional grammar, basic vocabulary, and practical conversational skills. Today, Professor Duane Martin enjoys working with undergraduate students who are seeking to socialize with other Deaf people in the Deaf community while developing fluency in understanding and expressing the language.

Courses Taught

  • ASLI 101 – American Sign Language I
  • ASLI 102 – American Sign Language II


  • American Sign Language Teacher Association
  • Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) 2006


  • Deaf Culture in the 21st Century, Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf: July 2016
  • ASL 1-2 Fingerspelling in ASL-Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC: March 2015
  • ASL 3-4 English to ASL-Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC: March 2014
  • ASL 3-4 ASL Expansion-Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC: 2013

Community/Christian Service

  • Evangelist, deaf churches in Virginia (August 2015-present)
  • Pastor to the deaf
    • Midlands Deaf Church, West Columbia, SC (2008-2015)
    • West Memorial Church, Deaf Chapel, Rutherford, NC (2003-2007)
    • Calvary Baptist Church, Deaf Ministry, Florence, SC (2002-2003)
  • Camp Director of Deaf Camp Ichthus, SC (2010-2014)
  • South Carolina Baptist Conference for the deaf
    • 2nd Vice President (2008-2011)
    • 1st Vice President (2002-2003)
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