Follow RITNEWS on Twitter The American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (ASLIE) department at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), announced that William Newell, Ph.D., of Bristol, was promoted to professor; Marilyn Mitchell, of Rochester, and June Reeves, of Pittsford, were each promoted to associate professor.

Dr. Newell received a bachelorís degree in English from St. Edwards University, a masterís in Deaf Education from St. Cloud State University, and a doctorate in Education from Greenwich University. He is presently a Professor of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies and also Coordinator of the Faculty/Staff Sign Language Education Program (FSSLEP) at NTID. He has worked for NTID since 1978.

Mitchell obtained a bachelorís in Sociology from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. and a masterís in Career and Human Resource Development from RIT. She is currently on leave from the ASLIE program to direct the New York State Education Department grant titled "Preparation of Educational Interpreters." Mitchell was hired by NTID in 1977 and worked here for four years before leaving in 1981 to take a position at the Louisiana School for the Deaf. She returned to NTID in 1983 and has been part of the faculty since.

Reeves earned a bachelorís degree in Education from Mississippi College and a masterís in Special Education with a focus on Education of the Deaf from Jackson State University. Reeves is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education at NTID. She joined the NTID faculty in 1987.

The first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, NTID offers educational programs, access, and support services to the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students on RITís Rochester, N.Y. campus. For further information, visit NTIDís web page at: or the ASLIE home page at:

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