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Dr. William Atwell

Associate Professor of ASLI

wratwell@liberty.edu

 

Education

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

 

Certifications

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

 

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

 

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