Academics

About

Pamela F. Collins has been a member in the Department of Interpretation and Translation  since 2011, initially as an adjunct instructor and recently as a member of faculty since 2017. She is a native of Washington, D.C. who began her interpreting studies at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, Georgia. Pam earned an AS in Interpreting from Catonsville Community College ’03, BA in American Sign Language ’07, and MS in Administration and Supervision from Gallaudet University ‘09.  A University Honors graduate, Pamela contributed “Capturing the Moment,” an unprecedented collection of videotaped biographical interviews of Deaf people of color over the age of fifty in an electronic archive. Further contributing to African Deaf and Interpreting Studies, Pam captured biographical interviews of interpreters of color. Interested in the study of larger systems behind everyday life, Pamela addresses both national and international audiences on topics related to race, culture, equality, inclusion, diversity, and their impacts on the field of interpreting with such titles as “Getting Out of Your Zip Code,” “What’s In Your Bag,” and "Bringing Scheduling Into View: A Look at the Business of Sign Language Interpreting.” Pam has interpreted professionally since 2000 as a staff interpreter with Sign Language Associates (SLA) and most recently as a staff interpreter for Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS).  Her experience as a presenter, sign language interpreter, interpreter manager, and interpreter liaison informed her dissertation topic, “An Institutional Ethnographic Investigation of the Regulation and Organization of Interpreter Scheduling.” Pam co-authored “The Complexities of Interpreting” for the edited volume International Sign: Linguistic, Usage, and Status Issues and submitted for publication, “The ASL-English Interpreter-scheduler Interface”. 

 

Currently Teaching

INT-701 History of Interpreting Credits: 3
INT-746 Interpreting Business and Government Discourse Credits: 3
INT-781 Field Rotation Credits: 3
INT-785 Internship Credits: 1
INT-900 Dissertation Research Credits: 1-9
INT-346 Field Experience I: Discourse and Application Credits: 3
VEE-101 Examine seminar Credits: 3
VEE-150 Research Methods in ASL/English Bilingual Academic Contexts Credits: 3
  • INT-346 Discourse & Field Application (2014/02)(01)
  • INT-346 Discourse & Field Application (2012/02)(02)
  • INT-346 Discourse & Field Application (2013/02)(02)
  • INT-455 Discourse & Field Observations (2014/01)(01)
  • INT-455 Discourse & Field Observations (2013/01)(02)
  • INT-325 Fundamentals of Interpreting (2018/01)(01)
  • INT-325 Fundamentals of Interpreting (2020/01)(01)
  • INT-325 Fundamentals of Interpreting (2017/01)(02)
  • INT-340 Interpreting Interaction (2019/02)(01)
  • INT-340 Interpreting Interaction (2018/02)(02)
  • INT-340 Interpreting Interaction (2017/02)(03)
  • INT-346 Field Exp I: Discourse & Appli (2018/02)(01)
  • INT-346 Field Exp I: Discourse & Appli (2019/02)(01)
  • INT-346 Discourse & Field Application (2016/02)(02)
  • INT-346 Discourse & Field Application (2017/02)(02)
  • INT-346 Field Exp I: Discourse & Appli (2019/02)(02)
  • INT-455 Discourse & Field Observations (2015/01)(01)
  • INT-455 Field Experience II: Practicum (2018/01)(01)
  • INT-455 Field Experience II: Practicum (2019/01)(01)
  • INT-455 Field Experience II: Practicum (2020/01)(01)
  • INT-455 Discourse & Field Observations (2017/01)(02)
  • INT-455 Field Experience II: Practicum (2018/01)(02)
  • INT-455 Field Experience II: Practicum (2019/01)(02)
  • INT-701 History of Interpreting (2020/01)(01)
  • INT-799 Independent Study (2019/01)(01)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/01)(12)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/01)(18)
  • INT-346 Field Exp I: Discourse & Appli (2020/02)(01)
  • INT-781 Field Rotation (2020/02)(01)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/02)(09)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/02)(12)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2020/02)(18)
  • INT-453 Interpreting Intrctn:Busn-Gov (2021/01)(01)
  • INT-595 Special Topics (2021/01)(G02)
  • INT-595 Special Topics (2021/01)(UG02)
  • INT-701 History of Interpreting (2021/01)(01)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2021/01)(04)
  • VEE-101 First Year Seminar Part I (2022/01)(3)
  • INT-453 Interpreting Intrctn:Busn-Gov (2022/01)(2)
  • INT-701 History of Interpreting (2022/01)(1)
  • INT-346 Field Exp I: Discourse & Appli (2021/02)(1)
  • INT-495 Special Topics (2021/02)(OL1)
  • INT-495 Special Topics (2021/02)(OL2)
  • INT-781 Field Rotation (2021/02)(1)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2021/02)(OL4)
  • INT-346 Field Exp I: Discourse & Appli (2021/02)(01)
  • INT-781 Field Rotation (2021/02)(01)
  • INT-346 Field Exp I: Discourse & Appli (2022/02)(01)
  • INT-781 Field Rotation (2022/02)(01)
  • INT-799 Independent Study (2022/02)(02)
  • VEE-150 Bilingual Research (2022/02)(06)
  • VEE-101 Examine Seminar (2023/01)(01)
  • INT-701 History of Interpreting (2023/01)(01)
  • INT-746 Interpreting Business and Gove (2023/01)(01)
  • INT-900 Dissertation Research (2023/01)(06)
  • INT-785 Internship (2022/02)(01)
  • INT-785 Internship (2022/03)(01)
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:10 Undergraduate:8 Doctoral:2
  • Advising Load 2023/01: Total:14 Undergraduate:10 Masters:2 Doctoral:2
  • Advising Load 2023/02: Total:14 Undergraduate:8 Masters:4 Doctoral:2
  • 2007 Alph Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • The social organization of ASL-ENGLISH interpreters: An institutional ethnography of getting scheduled.
  • The ASL-English Interpreter Scheduler Interface
  • International sign
  • The Social Organization of ASL-English Interpreters: An Institutional Ethnography of Getting Scheduled
  • Shades of Us: The Need for Culturally Pluralistic Educational Tools and Practices in ASL-English Interpreter Education
  • Interpreting the Body Politic
  • INT 595 – Determined to Dialogue: BIPOC Interpreters in the 21st Century
  • Dr. Shirley Childress Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Investigating the overcorrection of African American/Black sign language interpreters- (Spencer Foundation Research Grants on Education Small Grants Program)
  • Annie Marks-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral) 2020/01
  • Jennifer Rodrigues-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral Committee) 2020/01
  • Marc Holmes-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral Committee) 2020/02
  • Cassie Lang-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral Committee) 2020/02
  • Roberto Santiago-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral Committee) 2023/01
  • Tara Stevens-Department of Interpretation and Translation (Doctoral Committee) 2023/01
  • Faculty Senate: Member 2020/02-2021/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/02
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2021/02
  • BAI Co-Coordinator 2021/01-2021/02
  • CIT Task Force: Conference of Interpreter Trainers 2020/01
  • Critical Conversations 2021/02
  • Co-Chair Professional Development: Conference of Interpreter Trainers 2022/02
  • Committee Member: Honors Capstone Committee 2021/01
  • Committee Member: DC Area Black Deaf Advocates 2022/02
  • Member: Faculty of Color Coalition 2023/01
  • Committee Member: Professor Emeriti 2023/01
  • Qualifying and Comprehensive Exams: Department of Interpretation and Translation 2018/01
  • BAI Screening Committee : Department of Interpretation and Translation 2020/01-2021/01
  • Interpreter Students of Color: Department of Interpretation and Translation 2023/01
  • State Board of Sign Language Interpreters: Maryland Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2023/01
  • Interpreter Students of Color 2017/01
  • Gallaudet University: Faculty Development Week 2017/01
  • Blackboard Ultra Training 2020/01-2021/01
  • Quality Matters Teaching Online 2021/01
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: May 1998-Ongoing
  • National Alliance of Black Interpreters: May 2000-Ongoing
  • DC Area Black Deaf Advocates (DCABDA): January 2009-Ongoing
  • Conference of Interpreter Trainers: October 2018-Ongoing
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