Jami Hollingsworth

Preparing Students for Future Success

Jami Hollingsworth creates a comfortable, engaging learning environment through interactive, real-world exercises that prepare her students for future academic and professional success. An associate calls her “without a doubt, the best artistic interpreter I have seen.”

She has been described as having “the perfect blend of student standards, a no-nonsense approach to teaching
and working with students, and a sense of humor that is unparalleled. She is the most well-liked instructor
in our program.”

Hollingsworth works with the Community Theatre of Little Rock and the UA Little Rock Department of Theatre and Dance to mentor students in her Artistic Interpreting class to interpret a live performance for the community each fall semester. She has been instrumental in planning, participating, and mentoring students in the annual deaf-blind camp for the past 12 years.

Her expertise is so well respected that she has been invited several times to provide tactile interpreting for a deaf-blind individual presenting nationally and internationally.

She is the project coordinator of the Office of Special Education Programs grant that provides tuition and stipends to interpreting majors. She has held a leadership position with the Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for many years.

Hollingsworth received an M.Ed. degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and B.A. and A.A. degrees from UA Little Rock.