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Kim Kurz

Associate Professor

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

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60-3605

Kim Kurz

Associate Professor

Department of ASL and Interpreting Education
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of Kansas


Areas of Expertise

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Journal Paper
Kurz, Kim, Kierstin Muroski, and Veronika Talbott. "The DISC® personal profiles of emerging sign language interpreters." Journal of Interpretation. (2021): n/a. Web.
Listman, Jason and Kim Kurz. "Lived Experience: Deaf Professionals’ Stories of Resilience and Risks." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 25. 2 (2020): 239-249. Web.
Kurz, Kim, Kellie Mullaney, and Corrine Occhino. "Constructed Action in American Sign Language: A Look at Second Language Learners in a Second Modality." Languages 4. 4 (2019): 1-19. Web.
Hauser, Peter, et al. "American Sign Language Comprehension Test: A Tool for Sign Language Researchers." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. (2015): doi: 10.1093/deafed/env051. Web.
Kurz, Kim, Peter Hauser, and Jason Listman. "Work-Related Resilience: Deaf Professionals Perspectives." JADARA. (2015): doi:. Web.
Kurz, Kim, Brenda Schick, and Peter Hauser. "Deaf Children's Science Content Learning in Direct Instruction Versus Interpreted Instruction." Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities 18. 1 (2015): http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jsesd/vol18/iss1/5. Web.
Kurz, C. and K. Kurz. "Genesis of a College for the Deaf: The National Deaf-mute College." Deaf Studies Digitial Journal. 4 (2014): n/a. Web.
Alder, H., et al. "Undergraduate Research in Mathematics with Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students: Four Perspectives." Involve 7. 3 (2014): 247-264. Print.
Book Chapter
Kurz, Kim B. "Interpreting for Deaf Children." "Routledge Handbook of Interpretation and Translation." Ed. Christopher Stone, et al. Oxfordshire, England: Taylor & Francis, 2021. TBA. Print.
Kurz, Kim B. and Melanie Metzger. "Educational interpreters’ perspectives of deaf child’s placement." "Educational interpreting: How it can succeed – second volume." Ed. Elizabeth Winston and Stephen Fitzmaurice. Washington, DC, USA: Gallaudet University Press, 2021. TBA. Print.
Kurz, Kim B. "No two interpretations are alike: A study of constructed meaning in English to ASL interpretations in education." "Educational interpreting: How it can succeed – second volume." Ed. Elizabeth Winston and Stephen Fitzmaurice. Washington, DC, USA: Gallaudet University Press, 2021. TBA. Print.
Kurz, Christopher and Kim B. Kurz. "Infusing American Sign Language in academic context." "Educational interpreting: How it can succeed – second volume." Ed. Elizabeth Winston and Stephen Fitzmaurice. Washington, DC, USA: Gallaudet University Press, 2021. TBA. Print.
Behm, Jeanne and Kim Kurz. "Signs of change: ASL on campus." "A Shining Beacon: Fifty Years of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf." Ed. James McCarthy. Rochester, NY: RIT Press, 2018. 13-28. Print.
Kurz, Kim and Joseph Hill. "The Heart of Interpreting from Deaf Perspectives." "Deaf Eyes on Interpreting." Ed. Thomas Holcomb and David Smith. Washington, DC, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2018. 58-76. Print.
Kurz, Christopher, Kim Kurz, and Raychelle Harris. "Effectively Interpreting Content Areas Utilizing Academic ASL Strategies." "Deaf Eyes on Interpreting." Ed. Thomas Holcomb and David Smith. Washington, DC, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2018. 253-268. Print.
Bochner, Joseph, et al. "Method and Materials For A Computer-Based Test of Sign Language Ability: The American Sign Language Discrimination Test." "New Research on Sign Language." Ed. Reynard Louis. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2017. 22. Print.
Ashton, Glenna, et al. "Standards for Learning American Sign Language in the 21st Century." World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Alexandria, VA: National Standards Collaboration Board, 2015. Web.
Paludenviciene, R., et al. "Issues and Trends in Sign Language Assessment." Measuring Literacy and Its Neurocognitive Predictors Among Deaf Individuals: An Assessment Toolkit. Ed. T. Allen and D. Morere. New York, NY: Springer, 2012. 191-207. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Koulidobrova, Elena, et al. "Revisiting Gradability in American Sign Language." Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society. Ed. N/A. Chicago, USA: n.p., Web.
Kurz, Kim, et al. "What is the Learning Assistant Model? Transforming Your Course into an LA Supported Course." Proceedings of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Ed. Robert Lee, Betsy Winston, and Christine Monikowski. Salt Lake City, Utah: n.p., 2018. Web.
Bates, Kim, Kim Kurz, and Stacey Storme. "Inter-Institutional Collaboration to Achieve Curricular Shift." Proceedings of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Ed. Robert Lee, Betsy Winston, and Christine Monikowski. Salt Lake City, Utah: n.p., 2018. Web.
Kurz, Christopher and Kim Kurz. "Deaf Faculty Perspectives: Doctoral Study Experience." Proceedings of the Deaf Studies Today! National Conference. Ed. Brian Eldredge, et al. Orem, UT: Utah Valley University, 2015. Print.
Uninvited Presentations
Kurz, Kim B. "Educational interpreting: Mainstreaming as an experiment?" 23rd International Congress on the education of the Deaf. ICED. Brisbane (COVID), Austrailia. 7 Jul. 2021. Conference Presentation.
Koulidobrova, Elena, et al. "Revisiting gradability in American Sign Language." Chicago Linguistics Society. Chicago Linguistics Society. Chicago (COVID), Illinois. 17 Jul. 2021. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Christopher and Kim B. Kurz. "DeafEd equity: Open-Source platform for books and games." National Deaf Education Signs. National Deaf Education. Chicago, IL. 5 Jul. 2020. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim B. and Kellie Mullaney. "An Analysis of Constructed Action in American Sign Language Narratives: Comparing Native Signers and Second Language Learners in a Second Modality." Linguistic Society of America. Linguistic Society of America. New Orleans, LA. 5 Jan. 2020. Poster Session.
Dye, Matthew, Matt Huenerfauth, and Kim Kurz. "Sign Language Avatars Activate Phonological and Semantic Representations: Evidence from Working Memory and Priming Paradigms." Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research. University of Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany. 29 Sep. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim and Joseph Hill. "The “heart” of interpretation from Deaf perspective." World Federation of the Deaf. France Association of the Deaf. Paris, France. 10 Jul. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim and Corrine Occhino. "Constructed Actions in American Sign Language: A Look at Second Modality and Second Language Learners." High Desert Linguistics Society. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. 11 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Maffia, Daniel, et al. "What is the learning assistant model? Transforming your course into an LA supported course." The Conference of Interpreter Trainers 2018 Biennial Conference. Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Salt Lake City, UT. 1 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Bates, Kim, Kim Kurz, and Stacey Storme. "Inter-institutional collaboration to achieve curricular shift." The Conference of Interpreter Trainers 2018 Biennial Conference. Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Salt Lake City, UT. 2 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Hill, Joseph and Kim Kurz. "Deaf Perspectives on Interpreters\' Ownership and Language Attitudes." International Interpretation and Translation Research Symposium. Gallaudet University. Washington, DC. 28 Mar. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim and Christopher Kurz. "Sign Language Assessment: Applying it to Filipino Sign Language." College of St. Benilde. College of St. Benilde. Manila, Philippines. 10 Jan. 2017. Lecture.
Kurz, Christopher and Kim Kurz. "Academic Languages in Content Areas - Contextualizing Literacy: New Possibilities, New Directions." College of St. Benilde. College of St. Benilde. Manila, Philippines. 15 Jan. 2017. Lecture.
Kurz, Kim, Leslie Greer, and Carole Lazorisak. "Facing Roadblocks? What is Preventing You from Advancing Your Deaf Interpreting Skills?" Deaf Interpreting Conference II. National Deaf Interpreting Association. Philadelphia, PA. 28 Jun. 2017. Lecture.
Greer, Leslie, et al. "Delve Into Embracement and Empowerment: What Can CIT Do For You?" Deaf Interpreter Conference II. National Deaf Interpreter Association. Philadelphia, PA. 29 Jun. 2017. Lecture.
Kurz, Chris and Kim Kurz. "Mathematical Literacy Citizenship: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Experience." 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education. International Congress on Mathematical Education. Hamburg, Germany. 27 Jul. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Miraglia, Kathy, Kim Kurz, and Campbell McDermid. "MS in Health Care Interpretation." 2016 Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Lexington, KY. 29 Oct. 2016. Poster Session.
Published Review
Kurz, Christopher Kurz & Kim B. "Academic American Sign Language." Rev. of Raising and Educating Deaf Children: Foundations for Policy, Practice ad Outcomes, ed. Trussel, Jessica. Academic American Sign Language 17 Jan. 2020: n/a. Web.
Kurz, K. "A New Frontier: Emerging Theories in American Sign Language Discourses." Rev. of Discourse in Signed Languages, by Cynthia Roy. Journal of Deaf Education & Deaf Studies 4 Sep. 2012: 1-534. Web.
Published Game, Application or Software
Kurz, Christopher, Stephen Jacobs, and Tommie Sarchet. All Children Reading: A Begin with Books. Software. WAY. 2020.
Kurz, Christopher, et al. "World Around You." Software. WAY. 2019.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kurz, Kim and Christopher Kurz. "First and Second Language Acquisition." College of St. Benilde Deaf Program. College of St. Benilde. Manila, Philippines. 15 May 2019. Lecture.
Kurz, Chris and Kim Kurz. "Social Research 101." College of St. Benilde Deaf Program. College of St. Benilde. Manila, Philippines. 20 May 2019. Lecture.
Kurz, Chris and Kim Kurz. "Translation and Interpretation in Academic ASL: S(cubed) TEAM." Partners in Deaf Education. Empire State Service Providers. Corning, NY. 9 Nov. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim and Christopher Kurz. "Sign Language Standards: Applying it to Filipino Sign Language." Teachers and Interpreters Preparation Workshop. De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. Manila, Philippines. 10 Jan. 2018. Lecture.
Kurz, Kim. "The Heart of Interpreting from Deaf Perspective." Teachers and Interpreters Preparation Workshop. La Salle High School. Manila, Philippines. 12 Jan. 2018. Lecture.
Kurz, Christopher and Kim Kurz. "Supporting Academic Languages for Deaf Students." Teachers and Interpreters Preparation Workshop. De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. Manila, Philippines. 8 Jan. 2018. Lecture.
Kurz, Christopher and Kim Kurz. "Teaching for Biliteracy: Building Bridges Between Languages for Deaf Students." Teachers and Interpreters Preparation Workshop. De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. Manila, Philippines. 9 Jan. 2018. Lecture.
Kurz, Kim. "Interpreting in the K-12 classroom." Best Practice in Mainstream Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Conference. RIT/NTID. Rochester, NY. 27 Jul. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Kurz, Kim. "Comparing direction communication and interpreted education." Indiana Deaf Educators and Educational Interpreters Conference. Indiana Deaf Educators & Educational Interpreters. Indianapolis, IN. 18 Jun. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim and Christopher Kurz. "Educational Interpreter's Roles & Deaf Children's Comprehension of Direct and Interpreted Education." La Salle Green Hills. La Salle Green Hills. Manila, Philippines. 15 Jan. 2017. Lecture.
Kurz, Christopher and Kim Kurz. "Supporting Deaf students: Effective Strategies in Promoting Academic Languages in Content Areas." La Salle Green Hills. La Salle Green Hills. Manila, Philippines. 16 Jan. 2017. Lecture.
Kurz, Kim. "Applying National Standards to ASL Curriculum." Maryland American Sign Language Teachers Association Conference. Maryland American Sign Language Teachers Association. Baltimore, Maryland. 8 Aug. 2017. Lecture.
Kurz, Kim. "Comparing Direct Communication and Interpreted Education." National Educational Interpreter National Conference. National Association of Educational Interpreters. Greeley, CO. 15 Jun. 2017. Lecture.
Kurz, Kim. "Impact of Internalizing Audism on Deaf Students' Resilience." American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Program. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 1 Mar. 2016. Lecture.
Kurz, Kim B. "Deaf Children's Comprehension of Direct & Interpreted Education." National Deaf Education Conference. National Association of the Deaf. Phoenix, AZ. 6 Jul. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim and Jason Listman. "Deaf Professionals Resilience: A Qualitatie Study." Educational Support Service Personnel. ESSP. Corning, NY. 13 Nov. 2015. Address.
Kurz, Kim, Jason Listman, and Peter Hauser. "Deaf Professionals Resilience: A Qualitatie Study." ADARA National Conference. ADARA. Rochester, NY. 23 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim, Christopher Kurz, and Cynthnia Sanders. "Sign language Teachers of the Deaf: Current Trends and Issues in Curriculum, Instruction and Research." 22nd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. ICED. Athens, Greece. 7 Jul. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim, Peter Hauser, and Jason Listman. "Impact of Internalizing Audism on Deaf Students' Resilience." 22nd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. ICED. Athens, Greece. 10 Jul. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim. "Implications of American Sign Language education." The Eighth National Professional Development American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Conference. ASLTA. Minneapolis, MN. 26 Jun. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim. "Sign Language education." The Eighth National Professional Development American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Conference. ASLTA. Minneapolis, MN. 24 Jun. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim. "Impact of Internalizing Audism on Deaf Students' Resilience." Deaf Studies Department at California State University, Northridge. CSUN. Northridge, CA. 10 Feb. 2015. Lecture.
Kurz, K. "Applying National Standards to American Sign Language Teaching." Utah American Sign Language Teachers Association Conference. Utah American Sign Language Teachers Association. Salt Lake City, UT. 31 Jul. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Kurz, K. "Children's Comprehension of Direct & Interpreted Education." ASL Program at University of Rochester. ASL Program at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 4 Mar. 2014. Guest Lecture.
Kurz, K. "Deaf Children's Comprehension of Direct & Interpreted Education." 2014-2015 Colloquium Lecture Series. Department of Interpretation and Gallaudet University Regional Educational Center. Washington, DC. 10 Oct. 2014. Lecture.
Colayori, K., et al. "Perceiving Being Deaf as a Negative Attribute is a Resilience Risk Factor for Deaf College Students." Inter-Science of Learning Centers Conference. Inter-Science of Learning Centers. Pittsburg, PA. 14 Mar. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, C. and K.B. Kurz. "Amos G. Draper at Gallaudet: His Legacy as a Student, Professor, Mentor, Friend and Caretaker." 150th Anniversary Symposium. Gallaudet University. Washington, DC, DC. 9 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, C. and K.B. Kurz. "Genesis of a College for the Deaf: High Classes in Schools for the Deaf." Waypoints! Deaf Studies Today! Deaf Studies Department at Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. 11 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, C., A.J. Hlibok, and K.B. Kurz. "A Closer Look of Laurent Clerc's Perceptions of Sign Language." Waypoints! Deaf Studies Today! Deaf Studies Department at Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. 12 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Hauser, P.C., J.D. Listman, and K.B. Kurz. "Importance of Sign Language and Deaf Acculturation for Deaf Individuals Psychosocial Well Being." Waypoints! Deaf Studies Today! Deaf Studies Department at Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. 11 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, K., P. Hauser, and J. Listman. "Deaf Professionals Resilience: A Qualitative Study." Waypoints! Deaf Studies Today! Deaf Studies Department at Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. 12 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, Kim. "Applying the American Sign Language National Standards to Interpreter Preparation Programs." Colorado Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and Colorado American Sign Language Teachers Association Statewide Conference. . Colorado Springs, CO. 13 Apr. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Boling, L., et al. "A New Frontier: ASL E-Curriculum." Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf. American Instructors of the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 19 Jun. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, K. and Hauser, P. "Depiction Comprehension Text." Sign Language Assessment Conference. Gallaudet University. Washington, DC. 10 Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Kurz, K. and L. Boling. "A New Frontier: ASL E-Curriculum." ASLTA Professional Development Conference. American Sign Language Teachers Association. Charlotte, NC. 4 Jul. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Kurz, Kim. "An Analysis of Constructed Action in American Sign Language Narratives: Comparing Native Signers and Second Language Learners." Proceedings of the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research. Ed. TISLR. Hamburg, Germany: n.p..
Kurz, Kim, Kellie Mullaney, and Corrine Occhino. "Constructed Action in ASL: A Look at Second Modality and Second Language Learners." Proceedings of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters. Ed. WASLI. Paris, France: WASLI.
Kurz, Kim, et al. "The Cognitive Benefits of Learning a Second Language in a Second Modality: A Cross-sequential Study of ASL Learners." Proceedings of the Linguistics Society of America. Ed. LSA. New York, NY: n.p..
Kurz, Kim and Joseph Hill. "The "Heart" of Interpretation from Deaf Perspective." Proceedings of the International Interpretation and Translation Research Symposium; Washington, DC. Washington, DC: n.p..
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Kurz, Chris. World Around You: Interactive Stories and Games. By Stephen Jacobs, et al. 5 May 2019. RIT Imagine, Rochester. Exhibit.
Grants
Kurz, Christopher, et al (2018-2019). All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge Grant. Grant received/funded by World Around You (LIFT-WAY), World Around You (LIFT-WAY).
Savakis, A., et al (2015-2017). Guided Learning for American Sign Language Acquisition. Grant proposal submitted to Cyberlearning, National Science Foundation.
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Kurz, K., et al. "Standards for Learning American Sign Language (ASL) in the 21st Century." In Press. TS - typescript (typed).

Currently Teaching

HCIA-750
3 Credits
This course is for health care interpreting students to learn how to work with the diverse Deaf community. The course begins with a discussion of current perspectives in Deaf Studies including the Deaf Gain paradigm and Social Justice Theory relevant to medical interpreting. Current research on deaf individuals’ health knowledge, health literacy, and health outcomes are presented. Class discussions will focus on working with deaf individuals fluent in foreign sign languages, minority Deaf populations, deaf individuals with special needs, deaf-blind individuals, deaf interpreters, deaf students, and deaf professionals. Students will develop skills interpreting for some of these deaf individuals.
INTP-460
3 Credits
This capstone course offers students an opportunity to integrate content areas in the program curriculum and investigate current issues and controversies in the field of interpreting. The course content and activities will vary depending on current issues, literature developments, and students’ interests, but students will be given guiding research tools through research development with a critical approach to interpreting-related issues.
INTP-360
3 Credits
This course includes an overview of the history and current status of educational interpreting throughout the United States. Content includes the role, practices, and skills of educational interpreters in K-12 settings; communication systems; pertinent laws and regulations; resources, information, and strategies for consumer awareness and education; administrative practices and personnel structure of school systems; assessment and management of educational interpreters; and topics that concern educational interpreters.