Areas of Study

Dr. Laurie R. Shaffer

  • Ph.D., Interpretation, Gallaudet University
  • M.S., Education of Deaf Children, Syracuse University
  • B.A., Liberal Arts – Major: Fine Arts, Hamilton College
Research Interests
  • Interpreting in the healthcare system
  • Mentoring
  • The role of creativity in interpreting
Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Shaffer, L. (2014). Knowledge brokering: An emerging art for sign language interpreters? Street Leverage.
  • Shaffer, L. (2013). From a distance…Mentoring in educational (K12) settings. In Elizabeth Winston and Robert Lee (Eds.), Mentorship in sign language interpreting (pp. 139-161). Alexandria, VA: RID Press.
  • Shaffer L., & Watson, W. (2004). Peer mentoring: What’s THAT?InElisa Maroney (Ed.), CIT: Still shining after 25 years conference proceedings (pp. 77-93). Conference of Interpreter Trainers.

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