Barbara Garrett

Professor, ASL Interpreting

573-592-4351

barbara.garrett@williamwoods.edu

Summary of Expertise:

  • Department Chair, Associate Professor, Carlstrom Deaf Studies, North Central University, Minneapolis, Minn., 2002-2009
  • Private Practice Interpreter for Legal, Medical, Mental Health, Educational, Platform, Theatrical, Business, religious and Social Settings, 1986-Present
  • Video Relay Interpreter, Minn., 2006-2010 Consultant, 1998-present.
  • Skills Specialist, DOIT Center at Front Range Community College, Westminster, Colo., 1998-2000
  • Department Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of ASL/English Interpretation, William Woods University, Fulton, Mo., 1993-1998
  • Deaf Services Specialist and Case Manager, Lakes Country Rehabilitation Center, Springfield, Mo., 1992-1993
  • Instructor, Southwest Missouri State university, Springfield, Mo., 1991
  • Graduate Assistant, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., 1991-1992
  • Interpreter, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield, Mo., 1989-1991
  • Interpreter, Wenatchee School District, Wenatchee, Wash., 1988-1989

Education:

  • Ph.D., Intercultural Education, Biola University, La Mirada, Calif., 2007
  • M.A., Education of the Deaf, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., 1992
  • B.A., Deaf Ministry, World Evangelism Bible College, Baton Rouge, La., 1988
  • A.A., Northwest University, Kirkland, Wash., 1985

Professional Achievements:

  • Treasurer (1996-1998) and Secretary (1998-2000) of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers
  • Expanded the Interpreting program at WWU from an AAS to BA (1993)
  • Founded the annual Missouri Statewide Interpreters Convention begun in 1994 with an attendance of 330. Attendance is now around 600 and coordinated by the Missouri Commission for the Deaf.
  • Professional Achievement Award, William Woods University, 1997
  • Developed an Interpreter Training Program for Missouri State University’s Continuing Education Department in 1992
  • Coordinated various workshops and professional meetings for Interpreters on a variety of topics including ethics, legal issues, various interpreting settings, taxes and certification, 1991- present.
  • Platform Interpreter for several US Presidents, Senators, Governors, and leaders of other nations.
  • Academic Affairs Committee (NCU), 2003-2009
  • Internal Relations Committee (NCU), 2007-2009
  • Spiritual Life Committee (NCU), 2006-2009
  • Academic Advising Committee (NCU), 2003-2007
  • Chair, Faculty Impact Structure: Academic Integrity (WWU), 1997-1998

Certification:

  • National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf – CI and CT
  • Kansas Quality Assurance Screening (KQAS) – 5/5
  • Missouri Interpreter Certification System (MICS) – Comprehensive

Affiliations:

  • National Conference of Interpreter Trainers, member, 1993-present; Treasurer, 1996-1998; Secretary, 1998 – 2000
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 1987 – present
  • Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID), 2002 – 2008, 2009 – present
  • Board of Directors, The Midwest L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Education, and Advocacy for the Deaf) Institute, 1997-1998
  • Advisory Board, Better Hope Ministries, Evangelist David Crawford, 1997-2000
  • Advisory Board, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Deaf Communications Studies Program, 1996-1998
  • State Interpreter Certification Subcommittee for the Missouri Commission for the Deaf, 1991-1992
  • Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Association of the Deaf , 1989-1993
  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD), 1991-2000
  • Missouri Association of the Deaf (MOAD), 1991-1998
  • Vice chairperson, Southwest Missouri Interpreters Association (SMIA), 1991-1993
  • National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), 1992-1993
  • Conference of Interpreter Trainers, Central Interpreter’s Association, 1994-1998
  • Greater Columbia Association of the Deaf, 1996-1998

Presentations:

  • Interpreting in Liturgical Settings, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., 2008
  • ASL Hand Camp, North Central University, Minneapolis, Minn., 2007
  • Deaf Church History, National Deaf Convention of the Assemblies of God, Seattle, Wash., 2006
  • Three Day Skill Development Workshop, Los Angeles County Office of Education, El Segundo, Calif., 2002
  • Introduction to Skill Development, Los Angeles County Office of Education, El Segundo, Calif., 2002
  • Utah Educational Interpreters Interpreting Camp, Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, ASL to English Skills Development Training, Ogden, Utah, 2001
  • Utah Educational Interpreters Interpreting Camp, Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, ASL to English Skills Development Training, Ogden, Utah, 2000
  • Educational Interpreting, Roles and Responsibilities, Los Angeles County Office of Education In-service Training for staff interpreters, Downey, Calif., 1999
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Dayle McIntosh Center, Anaheim, Calif., 1998
  • The Habits of Highly Effective Interpretations, The Missouri Statewide
  • Interpreters Convention, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., 1997
  • Back to the Basics, Basic interpretation skill development, Spring Conference of the Missouri Association of Southern Baptist Interpreters for the Deaf, Jefferson City, Mo., 1997
  • “Strategies for Improving Interpretations Skills and Giving Feedback” and “A Consideration of Attitude”, Central Interpreter’s Association, Columbia, Mo., 1997
  • The Use of Classifier Predicates in ASL, The Missouri Statewide Interpreters Convention, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., 1996
  • Receptive and Productive Fingerspelling Contextualization, Spring Conference of the Missouri Association of Southern Baptist Interpreters for the Deaf, Jefferson City, Mo., 1996
  • The American Legal System and the Interpreter’s Quest for Equivalency, Presented lecture on team interpreting and assisted with practicum supervision for all participants, Fulton, Mo., 1995
  • Hands On: A Practical Application of Interpreting Process and Theory, Spring Conference, Iowa State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1995
  • PEP Talk! Practical, Effective, Productive Feedback, The Annual Missouri Statewide Interpreters Convention, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., 1994
  • How to Interpret the Miranda Warning, Central Interpreters Association, Columbia, Mo., 1994
  • Miscue Analysis as Applied to Peer Feedback, Central Interpreters Association, Columbia, Mo., 1994
  • The Role of the Educational Interpreter, Issues and Ethics, In-service, for Interpreters at the Joplin Public Schools, Joplin, Mo., 1994
  • Overview of the Process of Education Used with Deaf and Deaf-Blind Consumers, The Missouri Department of Rehabilitation Counselors for the Blind, Jefferson City, Mo., 1994