Danielle Hunt

AsstProf/MAICoor/Ph.D Coor
Department of Interpretation & Translation

Danielle Hunt

Phone Numbers

202-651-5493 (V)

Email

danielle.hunt@gallaudet.edu

Location

Hall Memorial Building 1421

Danielle I. J. Hunt, PhD, has been a faculty member in the Department of Interpretation and Translation since 2013. Dr. Hunt is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, and has been working as a professional American Sign Language-English interpreter since 2000 and her specialty in the field is performing arts interpreting. She founded Bay Area Communications, a signed language interpreting agency in 2001 expanding her private practice to include several other interpreters. Dr. Hunt first came to Gallaudet as a visiting student in the Fall of 2000. Upon completion of her BA degree in Sociology from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, she returned to Kendall Green as a graduate student in the MA in Interpretation program. Upon graduation in 2006, she stayed in the DC area as a staff interpreter with Sign Language Associates. She joined Gallaudet Interpreting Service as a staff interpreter in 2009. In 2010, she entered the inaugural class of the Department of Interpretation's PhD in Interpretation program, and graduated with her doctorate in 2015. Her doctoral dissertation, The work is you: Professional identity development of second-language learner American Sign Language-English interpreters, is currently in press with Gallaudet University Press. Now, she serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Registry of Interpreters Press and as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Undergraduate Interpreting Studies. She worked as co-editor of the 2014 Conference of Interpreter Trainers proceedings. She has presented at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally.

Danielle I. J. Hunt, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Interpretation and Translation, and is currently the Graduate Field Experience Coordinator, MA in Interpretation Program Coordinator, and PhD in Interpretation Program Coordinator. As part of her field experience duties, she oversees a pro bono interpreting request website found at https://sites.google.com/a/gallaudet.edu/student-interpreting/ that provides opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to interpret in low stakes, low risk situations. She also aids students in identifying internship placements. As program coordinator of the two graduate programs in the department, she manages assessment and tracking of the programs in addition to advising students and maintaining program integrity. She also manages DoIT's social media presence. Her area of expertise include the professional identity development of American Sign Language-English interpreters. She also researches gatekeeping, professional conduct and ethical practices, curriculum development in interpreter education, and social media use by American Sign Language-English interpreters.

She holds the NAD-RID National Interpreting Certificate - Advanced (NIC-A) and Board for Evaluation of Interpreters Certificate - Master (BEI Master). 

Danielle I. J. Hunt, PhD, has taught graduate courses in the Department of Interpretation and Translation, including Fundamentals of Interpreting, Field Rotation, Professional Practice I, Professional Practice II, Field Rotation, Interpreting the Discourse of Education, Internship, and Guided Research Project II. As an adjunct faculty member at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, she taught Fingerspelling and Numbers in their interpreter education program.  

Danielle I. J. Hunt, PhD, maintains an interpreting practice in the DC/MD/VA metro area. At Gallaudet, she currently serves on the Council of Graduate Education (CGE) as CGE Policy Committee Chair and previously served on the Professional Development Fund (PDF) committee, and member of the Advisory Board for the Center for the Advancement of Interpreting and Translation Research (CAITR). She has served on and chaired faculty search committees and staff interpreter search committees.

She is a member in good standing with the following organizations: the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID), Critical Link, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Hunt, D. I. J. (In Press). ‘The work is you’: Professional identity development of second-language learner American Sign Language-English Interpreters. Studies in Interpretation Series. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Chapters

Metzger, M., Cagle, K., & Hunt, D. I. J. (In Press). Undergraduate and Graduate Level interpreter education: Pedagogical considerations. In Sawyer, D. & F. Austermühl (eds.). The evolving curriculum in interpreting and translator education. ATA Scholarly Monograph Series. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Roy, C., Alley, E., Hunt, D., & Santiago, R. (2013). Research studies in interpretation from Gallaudet’s doctoral students. International Journal of Interpreter Education, 5(2), 96-110.

Proceedings

Hunt, D. I. J. & Nicodemus, B. (forthcoming). Learning and internalizing ethical practices in students: Advancing a Student Code of Professional Conduct. Proceedings from CIT 2016: Out of the Gate, Towards the Triple Crown: Research, Learn, & Collaborate. Lexington, KY: CIT. 

Hunt, D., I, J. & Nicodemus, B. (2014). Gatekeeping in ASL-English interpreter education programs: Assessing the suitability of students for professional practiceProceedings from CIT 2014: Our Roots: The Essence of Our Future. Portland, OR: CIT.

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