Tireless Leader in Interpreter Education
Dr. Linda Stauffer, coordinator of the UALR Interpreter Education Program, is nationally recognized for her innovative work in interpreter education, with a specialization in visualization. She continues, however, to carry a strong teaching load each semester, consistently earning outstanding annual instructor evaluations.
Dr. Stauffer is hands on with her approach in teaching, providing students with a fundamental foundation, then builds upon that foundation with stimulus for skills development in an interactive approach.
An interpreter education colleague comments:“I say with sincerity that I have not met an individual with more devotion and respect for the field of sign language interpretation and the students she teaches than Linda Stauffer.”
Her research in visualization for interpreters is a curriculum component found in every interpreter education program across the country. She has worked tirelessly for both the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Her findings, papers, and presentations have been beneficial to practitioners, students, and other researchers.
An assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult, and Rehabilitation Education, Dr. Stauffer earned a Ph.D. earlier this year and a M.Ed. in 1987 at the University of Arkansas and a B.S. degree at Trenton State College in New Jersey.