Laurie R. Shaffer

University of New Hampshire
Lecturer in the American Sign Language-English Interpreting program

Laurie R. Shaffer is a lecturer in the American Sign Language-English Interpreting program. She holds a BA from Hamilton College with a major in Fine Arts, a MS from Syracuse University in Education of Deaf Children and is currently a doctoral candidate at Gallaudet University. Her research in American Sign Language-English Interpreting is based on Smith’s Institutional Ethnography and examines interpreters in the healthcare context. Laurie has been an active practitioner of interpreting for 27 years as well an educator. She joined the UNH-M faculty in January 2017. She looks forward to using OER in her courses as a way to bring cutting edge research in her field into the classroom and practice.