Assistant Professor of Interpreting:ASL
ABD, Gallaudet University; M.I.P., Northeastern University
Stephen Fitzmaurice is an Assistant Professor of Interpreting: American Sign Language (ASL), ASL Section Head, and lead faculty for the ASL-English Educational Interpreting program. Stephen is a doctoral candidate at Gallaudet University and is preparing his dissertation on the Systemic Perspectives Causing Role Conflict for Educational Interpreters. Professor Fitzmaurice holds a Masters of Interpreter Pedagogy degree from Northeastern University and has earned several national interpreter certifications including: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certificate of Interpretation and Certification of Transliteration; National Interpreter Certificate: Advanced; National Association of the Deaf Master Interpreter Certification; and an Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment rating of 4.5.
Stephen is the Director of the South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center and has worked as a professional ASL-English interpreter for over twenty-five years. He is also the recipient of the National Association of the Deaf Golden Hands Award and is the current past-President of the South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Professor Fitzmaurice lectures extensively on developing interpreting skills for in-service ASL-English interpreters and has scholarly interests spanning: second language acquisition; metacognitive processing of interpreters; ASL linguistics; literacy development of Deaf children; and educational access via interpreting services.