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stephen fitzmaurice

Stephen Fitzmaurice, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Stephen Fitzmaurice is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and the Principal Investigator for the South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center (SCEIC).  Stephen received his Ph.D. in Interpretation and Translation from Gallaudet University, a Masters of Interpreter Pedagogy degree from Northeastern University and has worked as a professional ASL-English interpreter for over thirty years. Dr. Fitzmaurice also holds several national interpreter certifications and is the recipient of the National Association of the Deaf Golden Hands Award.   Dr. Fitzmaurice currently chairs and serves on several national committees, serves on the Board of Directors for the Conference of Interpreter Trainers, and formally served as President of South Carolina RID. Dr. 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.