About Us | Kent State University

All of our faculty members are nationally certified and have a combined 127 years of experience.  As part of certification through our national certifying body, interpreters must continue to earn professional development continuing education hours, or our certification will be revoked.  The lowest years’ experience any one faculty member has is 10.5 years.  The mean total is 21.25 years.  Secondary expertise is found in Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Instructional Technology; Human Resources; the IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory); and Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/ Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Two of our faculty have their terminal degree, and three possess their master’s degree. Our faculty has varied experiences including community and video relay interpreting. Out of a national search, five were selected to attend the VRSII (Video Relay Services Interpreting Institute) in Salt Lake City in March of 2015.  Two of our faculty have published their research, presenting the results at national, state, and local conferences. Faculty are constantly assessing their teaching methods and revising them as best practices change.