Department of Linguistics

New Faculty Member

The USM Department of Linguistics is very pleased to introduce a new member of its faculty. Regan Thibodeau is joining the full-time faculty as a Lecturer in ASL and Deaf Studies.  She will be teaching courses in ASL, Deaf culture and interpreting. Regan comes to us from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She has extensive experience as a professional interpreter, consultant, and ASL educator. She holds the highest level of certification from the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the certificate in Deaf Interpreting from the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, as well as a certificate in legal interpreting.  Further, she holds a Masters of Education in Teaching American Sign Language as a Foreign Language from Teachers College at Columbia University. She has also done research on Nicaraguan Sign Language and Taiwanese Sign Language. And we are proud to say that Regan is a graduate of the USM Linguistics program from 2002.