Dr. William Atwell

Dr. William Atwell

Professor of American Sign Language
Sign Language Interpreting
Education

Email: atwellw@tntemple.edu

Education


June 2009 – August 2013

  • Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
    • Doctorate of Education: Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
    • Ed.D.

January 2003 – May 2005

  • Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
    • GPA: 3.70
    • Master of Science Degree: Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

August 1989 – May 1991

  • Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN
    • GPA: 3.50
    • Bachelor of Science: Psychology
 

Academic Experiences


  • Liberty University (2013-Present)
    • ASL I-V
    • Deaf Studies
    • ASL Linguistics
    • ASL Socialinguistics
    • ASL Numbers
    • Fingerspelling
  • Lamar Univerisy (2009-2013)
    • ASL I-IV
    • Introduction to Interpreting
    • Introduction to Deaf Studies
    • Interpreting Secondary Subjects
    • Visual Gestural Communication
    • Ethics
    • Practicum/Internship
 

Teaching Specializations


  • Deaf Studies
  • Deaf Education
 

Ministry & Professional Experiences


August 2002 – July 2013

  • Deaf Pastor
    • First Baptist Church, Beaumont, TX
    • Lead congregation in worship and bible studies; counseling.

August 2000 – August 2013

  • Certified Deaf Interpreter
 

Publications & Presentations


  • Presenter, “Visual Gesture Communication”, Texas Society Interpreters for the Deaf, Latham Springs, TX: April 2002
  • Presenter, “Expansion Techniques”, Texas Society Interpreters for the Deaf, Beaumont, TX: August 2002.
  • Presenter,“How to be able to interpret characters used by the speaker/presenter?” Alabama Interpreters for the Deaf, Talledega, AL: July 2006
  • Presenter, “Oh No! Which Character Are You?” RID: July 2007
  • Poster Presenter, “Chunking as a tool in the reading comprehension of phrasal verbs by Deaf Readers.” The Association of College Educators – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Austin, TX: February 2011.
  • Dissertation: Deaf Readers and Phrasal Verbs: Instructional Efficacy of Chunking as a Visual Tool