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Faculty Bio


Cripps, Jody

Cripps, Jody

Position
Assistant Professor of ASL

Contact
Office: 309 Strode
Web Site: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jody_Cripps
Email: jcripps@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., University of Arizona (2008); M.A., University of Arizona (2002); B.A., Gallaudet University (1998)

Curriculum Vitae

Jody H. Cripps teaches courses that provide an in-depth look into the cultural, linguistic, and contemporary aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) and the signing community at large.

His research interests include but are not limited to: language acquisition and literacy, signed music, and signed language pathology. Some projects currently in the works include a case study of the creative process behind a signed musical, made possible by a grant from the Canadian Council of Arts, ongoing literacy assessments, training, and implementation of a cross-linguistic reading model for deaf students under the Gloss Institute, and an in-depth study of dysfluency disorders (stuttering, aphasia, etc.) within ASL and signed languages from other countries. Jody is also a co-founder of two non-profit organizations and is the Editor-in-Chief for Society of American Sign Language Journal.

Outside of academia, he is a surfer bum at heart and spends his spare time enjoying recreational sports, often with his wife and their two deaf dogs.

See my portfolio: https://jcrippsa746.myportfolio.com

Selected Professional Works

Books (Edited)

Cripps, Jody H. (ed.) (2020). Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol 4, No. 1.

Cripps, Jody H. (ed.) (2019). Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol 3, No. 1.

Cripps, Jody H. (ed.) (2018). Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol 2, No. 2.

Cripps, Jody H. (ed.) (2018). Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol 2, No. 1.

Cripps, Jody H. (ed.) (2017). Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol 1, No. 1.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Supalla, S. J., Byrne, A. P. J., & Cripps, J. H. (2019). Teaching literature to deaf children and the challenge of bilingualism. Society for American Sign Language Journal, 3(1), 23-44.

Cripps, J. H. (2018). Ethnomusicology and signed music: A breakthrough. Journal of American Sign Languages and Literatures.

Cripps, J. H., & Lyonblum, E. (2017). Understanding signed music. SASLJ, 1(1), 78-95.

Cripps, J. H., Rosenblum, E., Small, A., & Supalla, S. J. (2017). A case study on signed music: The emergence of an inter-performative art. Liminalities, 13(2).

Supalla, S. J., Cripps, J. H., & Byrne, A. J. P. (2017). Why American Sign Language gloss must matter. American Annals of the Deaf, 161(5), 540-551.

Cripps, J. H., Cooper, S. B., & Austin, E. N. (2016). Emergency preparedness with people who sign: Towards the whole community approach. Journal of Emergency Management, 14(2), 101-111.

Cripps, J. H., Cooper, S. B., Supalla, S. J., & Evitts, P. M. (2016). Meeting the needs of signers in the field of Speech-Language Pathology: Some considerations for action. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 37(2), 108-116.

Digital Works, Videos, CDs & DVDs, Software (Published)

Cripps, J. H. (Producer/director/host) (2016). Signed music: A symphonious odyssey [Webstreaming]. Towson, MD: A Cripps Production. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JjFCM8UZHM>

Cripps, J. H., & Lummer, L. (Co-Producer/Co-Director) (2016). A grand home for signers: Charles Thompson Memorial Hall – 1916 to present [Webstreaming]. Towson, MD: A Cripps & Lummer Production. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaHv5EFKWKg>

Cripps, J. S., Small, A., Rosenblum, E., & Cripps, J. H. (Co-Producer) (2015). Signed music: Rhythm of the heart [Webstreaming]. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLazgI_phNQ