Department of Linguistics

Brenda Schertz M.A.

Lecturer in ASL; ASL Program Coordinator


49 Exeter St., Portland

Office Hours Summer 2014

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-3:30p

Contact Information

Phone: 207-766-7098 VP

Education: B.F.A., Art Institute of Boston. M.A., Sign Language Teaching, Gallaudet University.

Previous Experience: ASL Instructor at Emerson College, Boston, MA; Northeastern University, Boston, MA and at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA.

Professional Service: Board member, Baxter Compensation Authority and Deaf Women United.

Research Interests

Research Interests: Deaf Culture Art and Deaf Film.

Grant Support: Knight Foundation for the First National Touring Exhibit of Deaf Culture Art


Recent Publications


  • Elements of a Culture: Visions by Deaf Artists. Visual Anthropology Review, American Anthropological Association. Volum 15, Number 2. Fall 1999 - Winter 2001 issue.
  • 20 Deaf Artists: Common Motifs. College for Continuing Education, Deaf Studies VI: Making the Connection. April 8-11, 1999. Washington DC: Gallaudet University. Pp 417-440.