Carrie McCray

Associate Dean of Academic Assessment, Associate Professor, ASL Interpreting


Summary of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mental Health Interpreting
  • Educational Interpreting
  • Ethics of Interpreters
  • Interpreting in Theatrical Settings
  • Freelance Interpreting, Business Aspects


  • Ph.D. in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2012
  • M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, William Woods University, 2004
  • B.S., Psychology and Sign Language Interpreting, William Woods University, 1997

Professional Achievements:

  • Dad's Beaumont Distinguished Professor Recipient 2007
  • Faculty member, American Sign Language Interpreting, William Woods University, 2005-present
  • University Interpreter and Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services, William Woods University, 1997-2005
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, William Woods University, 2003-2005


  • Certified by the MICS (Missouri Interpreter Certification System) at the Comprehensive level (2001)
  • Licensed by the State of Missouri at the Comprehensive Level.


  • State Committee of Interpreters Board Member, 2000-present
  • Member of Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) 2005-present
  • Member of Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf (RID) 2009- present
  • Chair, State Committee of Interpreters, 2009-2011


  • Poster Presentation at Association for the Study of Higher Education (2010). "How Does the Interpreter's Membership in the Hearing Majority Affect the Relationship Between the Interpreter and the Deaf Student in Higher Education?"
  • Commencement Speaker for William Woods University, August, 2007
  • Presented on the State Code of Ethics and the Complaint Process at the "Mini-Conference for Interpreters Who Work in Educational Settings," June 2005
  • Presented with the State Committee of the Interpreters concerning licensure requirements, 2004
  • Panel Member for the Missouri Statewide Interpreters Conference, Working In Mental Health Settings, 2003
  • Presented at the Missouri Statewide Interpreters Workshop as a member of the State Committee of Interpreters discussing the rules/statutes related to Interpreting 2002, 2003