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Dissertation defense for Kierstin Muroski

To: Students, Faculty and Staff 

From: Gaurav Mathur, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School

Re: Dissertation Defense for Kierstin Muroski

It is my pleasure to announce that Kierstin Stager Muroski, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Interpretation and Translation, will defend her dissertation on “Authoring a profession: A historiography of book publishing and educational usage of books in ASL-English interpretation” on Monday, November 18 at noon in Fowler Hall, Room 101A. The first 40 minutes of the dissertation defense are open to the Gallaudet community.

Ms. Muroski’s study traced the development of published books concentrating on ASL-English interpretation, analyzed the content of the books, and investigated their use in undergraduate ASL-English interpreting programs in the United States. This study reviewed the books written for the ASL-English interpreting profession to offer insights regarding the published resources available to students, educators, mentors, and practitioners in the field. The results of this study can be used to improve interpreter education, which in turn can improve the interpreted experiences of the deaf and hearing people who rely on ASL-English interpretations.

The members of Ms. Muroski’s dissertation committee are Dr. Keith Cagle, Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education, Rochester Institute of Technology, chair of the dissertation committee; Dr. Melanie Metzger, Department of Interpretation and Translation; Dr. Carol Patrie, Department of Interpretation and Translation (retired); Dr. Carolyn Ball, American Sign Language Interpreting Program, Utah State University; and Dr. Jessica Jost-Costanzo, English and Fine Arts Department, Mount Aloysius College.

An interpreter educator since 1999, Ms. Muroski is currently an assistant professor and program coordinator of the nationally accredited, bachelor’s level ASL-English Interpreting Program at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree in interpretation from Gallaudet University and has been a practicing ASL-English interpreter for more than 20 years, holding the Certificate of Interpretation (CI) and the Certificate of Transliteration (CT) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

Please join me in extending best wishes to Ms. Muroski for her dissertation defense.

Posted by Elizabeth Gibbons | Posted November 4, 2019 at 11:23 AM

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