Dr. Valerie Dively, professor in Department of Interpretation and Translation, retires after 30 years

  • Title: Dr. Valerie Dively, professor in Department of Interpretation and Translation, retires after 30 years
  • Posted by: Andrew Greenman
  • Featured: June 7-21, 2019
  • Byline:Courtesy of Brenda Nicodemus
  • Description

    After 30 years of service, Dr. Valerie Dively, ’82 & G-’85, professor, Department of Interpretation and Translation, has retired. From January 1984 to June 1985, Dively taught English and Mathematics at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. Additionally, she worked as a deaf interpreter and ASL instructor/adjunct professor for eight years in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.  In 1990, she joined the faculty in the Gallaudet Department of Linguistics and Interpreting (now the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Interpretation and Translation) and served as the first chair of the newly established interpreting department. Throughout her career, Dively has been an advocate for, and a driving force behind, the Department of Interpretation and Translation. In addition to serving as chair, Dively also served as both B.A. and M.A. in Interpretation program coordinators, and held many leadership roles. Recently, Dively co-authored a research article on the metalinguistics of signed language interpreting, which was awarded the best paper in 2018 by the Journal of Onomastics.

    Known for her honesty and integrity, her organizational skills, her connection to the Native American community, and her sense of humor, Dively was a popular teacher in the department. Although her presence will be sorely missed by students, staff, and faculty, she is thanked and recognized for her many years of service.

    From left: Pamela Collins, ’07 & G-’11, instructor; Mark Halley, G-’14 & PhD ’19; adjunct faculty; Paul Harrelson, G-’95, instructor; Dr. Khadijat Rashid, ’90, dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services; Dively; Dr. Brenda Nicodemus, professor and director of Center for the Advancement of Interpreting and Translation Research; Bev Hollrah; and Danielle Hunt, G-’06 & PhD ’16, assistant professor and PhD coordinator.

Posted by Andrew Greenman | Posted May 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM

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