People

Diane Lillo-Martin, PhD

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I am a faculty member in Linguistics and I conduct research on the structure and acquisition of ASL. I teach two courses in the ASL program. Students who are interested in research concerning ASL and deaf children often serve as research assistants in the Sign Linguistics and Language Acquisition Lab, which I direct.

diane.lillomartin@uconn.edu

Doreen Simons

I am a full time Deaf faculty member and instructor of courses in American Sign Language and Deaf studies. I also oversee interdisciplinary courses in conjunction with other departments such as, Sociolinguistics and the Deaf Community, Deaf Women Studies, and ASL Literature. I also work part time as a research assistant analyzing the language use of infants and children and sometimes the language use of adults. I also assist and support graduate students in the linguistics department with feedback or judgments with their research on ASL.

doreen.simons@uconn.edu

Sherry Powell

I am a full time Deaf faculty member and instructor for the American Sign Language courses, levels one through six.  I have a Masters Degree in Teaching ASL as a Second Language from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City. The ASL courses follow a three year sequence with courses beginning with ASL 1101 through ASL 6. Our goal is to continually expand the program by including a variety of new courses.

sherry.powell@uconn.edu

Linda Pelletier, PhD

I am a faculty member and instructor of the sign language interpreting courses and coordinator of the ASL program. I have been nationally certified as a sign language interpreter from both the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf and the National Association for the Deaf for more than 20 years. I am the daughter of Deaf parents and a heritage signer of American Sign Language. I assist with coordinating the ASL/Deaf studies program as well as assisting students who wish to pursue a minor in interpreting ASL and English.

linda.pelletier@uconn.edu

Joan Hanna

I am a Deaf faculty member and instructor for the American Sign Language courses, levels one through four and I have previously taught American Sign Language classes at the UConn Waterbury campus. Join us for the fun and excitement of learning American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

Joan.hanna@uconn.edu