Kathy Geething is a Lecturer and Practicum Coordinator for the ASL/English Interpreting Program. She is a nationally certified interpreter with a Certificate of Interpretation and a Certificate of Transliteration from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Kathy has interpreted in a variety of settings including educational, medical, business, social services, mental health, legal, and video relay. Kathy has a master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language, which has influenced her instructional approach to teaching American Sign Language and interpreting to students whose second language is ASL. She has taught a number of professional workshops on topics of ASL Discourse and mentoring. In her role as Practicum Coordinator, Kathy enjoys developing campus and community collaborations that enrich the interpreting experiences of the students in the program. Some of these collaborations include ongoing research opportunities. Kathy is grateful to members of the Deaf community who nurtured and inspired her love of ASL and gave her the opportunity to view the world differently and experience the richness of Deaf Culture.
M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Kent State University, A.A.S., ASL Interpreting and Transliterating, The University of Akron, B.A., Education, Bowling Green State University
Nationally certified interpreter
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration