Robyn K. Dean of Rochester, New York, has joined the faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She is a tenure-track faculty member in NTID’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department.
Dean earned a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language Interpreting at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Theological Studies from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester. Recently, Dean completed her PhD in Translation & Interpreting Studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Her responsibilities at RIT/NTID include providing classroom instruction to students in NTID’s ASLIE Department and co-developing curriculum for the college’s master’s degree program in Health Care Interpreting.
Dean served as a consultant for an ethical code developed for interpreters working on field missions for the International Criminal Court of the United Nations and as a member of the review board of the International Journal of Interpreter Education, among others.
Dean has published numerous journal articles, co-authored books, worked on films and has developed curriculum for courses nationally and internationally. She is a sought-after workshop and conference presenter throughout the United States and internationally.