College of Education
CM Hall - Bio
CM Hall, Ed.M., NIC Advanced; EIPA Ed K:12; is project coordinator of the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University (WOU). She holds a bachelor's in the ASL/English Interpreting program from WOU and completed WOU's one year interpreter training program (1992-93). She holds a Master's in Education from Oregon State University in College Student Services Administration. She has worked in K-12 and various post-secondary environments as a staff interpreter and has considerable experience with platform and Deaf-Blind interpreting.
CM teaches in WOU's interpreting program. She is a member of the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID), serves on its national Diversity Committee, and is chair of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender member section. CM also serves as president of the Oregon RID chapter. In her professional work, she actively contributes to the www.DiscoverInterpreting.com initiative, runs a mentorship program, participates in leadership on the National Task Force on Deaf-Blind Interpreting, and trains educational interpreters on Guam and Saipan who have limited access to professional development opportunities.
In addition to her background as an interpreter and interpreter educator, CM has had a successful career as fundraiser and political strategist for nonprofit organizations, as well as having worked on several national and statewide Democratic and initiative political campaigns.
CM is a proud native Oregonian committed to equality and social justice. She lives with her wife Kendra and two pups Riley and Lucy in Portland.