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Dr. Elisa Maroney, Ph.D., CI/CT, NIC, Ed: K-12, ASLTA Qualified
Professor, Interpreting Programs, Division of Special Education



Ph.D, University of New Mexico, 2004 Linguistics
MA Gallaudet University, 1993 Linguistics
BS, University of the District of Columbia, 1987: Speech/Language Pathology


Professional: Elisa has been a faculty member in the Division of Special Education since 1993. She teaches in the undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting and Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies programs. She is a Commissioner and the President for the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.

Background: In 2004, Elisa completed her PhD in Linguistics at the University of New Mexico. Her research was on aspect in American Sign Language. Her current research interest is in examining the nature of the gap between graduation and certification.

Personal: Elisa lives in Monmouth with her husband, Frank, daughter, Michelle, and Australian Blue Heeler, Shadow. Elisa is a member of the Peace Dragon Warriors, Salem’s premiere dragon boat racing women’s team. She also enjoys kayaking with Michelle and playing Scrabble with Frank.

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