Interpreter Education Program
Office: DKSN 515C
Office Phone: 501-916-6253
Jami Hollingsworth, M.Ed., CI, CT, (Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling: Emphasis in Deafness, 1989), University of Arkansas; BA (Sociology: Social Work, 1988); AA (Interpretation: ASL/English, 1987), University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Ms. Hollingsworth has been an instructor at UA Little Rock since 1992 and also serves as the RSA Region VI Interpreter Education Project Media Specialist and Communication Specialist with individuals who are Deaf-blind. She is editor of the Region VI Reporter, the biannual newsletter published for the project.
Ms. Hollingsworth teaches American Sign Language I, American Sign Language II, Manually Coded English, Fingerspelling, Artistic Interpreting, and Interpreting in Specialized Settings. Ms. Hollingsworth completed the Educational Sign System Evaluation administered by the S.E.E. Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children. Receptive and Expressive evaluation results placed her in the Advanced Level using SEE in a classroom setting. Ms. Hollingsworth also has successfully completed the Interpreting in the American Legal System online program sponsored by the Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training Center (DOIT) and passed the written portion of the SC:L. Ms. Hollingsworth completed the Interactive Distributed Learning Certificate Program at UA Little Rock. Through this program, she learned how to create an online course and is in the process of revising course materials to be placed online for most of the courses in the Interpreter Education Program.
Ms. Hollingsworth is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., Conference of Interpreter Trainers, Arkansas Chapter of the American Sign Language Teachers Association, and the Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (where she has served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer). She currently is serving on the Board of the Arkansas Deaf-Blind Community and is very involved with this community both professionally and socially.