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Mary Alice Gardner

Faculty/Deaf Communications
Faculty Full-Time
Ext. 2505

Classes Taught:

  • Conversational American Sign Language
  • Deaf Communications 1
  • Deaf Communications 2
  • Deaf Communications 3
  • Deaf Communications 4
  • Seminar in Deaf Ministry
  • Seminar in Interpreting Scripture and Worship Songs
  • Seminar in Introduction to Interpreting
  • Specialized Signing
  • Voice Interpreting

Speaking Topics:

Mary Alice can be scheduled to speak at your church or organization on the following topics:

  • ASL: Interpreting Scripture and Worship Songs
  • ASL: Introduction to Interpreting
  • ASL: Religious Interpreting
  • ASL: Working Together - Deaf ministry tips for the preacher
  • Dramas for Teens

View OCC's full list of available speakers and their topics!

Degrees Received:

  • M.A. - Linguistics from Gallaudet University- Graduate School of Communications, Washington, DC (1999)
  • A.A.S. Manual Communications ( Interpreter Training Program) from Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH (1997)
  • B.A. Bible/ General Education with emphasis in Journalism (Cum Laude) from Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary, Cincinnati, OH (1991)

Other Studies:

  • Certificate-Comprehensive- Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - November 1999
  • Certificate of Transliteration (CT) from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - August 1997
  • Certificate Level IV-Advanced- National Association of the Deaf - March 1997
  • Certificate of Interpretation (CI) from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf - June 1996

Ministry/Job History:

  • 1999 to present -- Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO
  • 1999 to present -- Free-lance Interpreter for communities in the OK, KS and MO area
  • 1999 to 2004 (Summers only) -- DeSales Conference Center in Brooklyn, MI
  • 2001 to 2005 (Summers only) -- Deaf Teen Quest Camp/GROW Camp at rotating locations in USA
  • August 1997 to August 1999 -- Free-lance interpreter for various Interpreting businesses in the Washington, D.C. area
  • January to June 1997 -- Interpreter-on-Retainer for the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH
  • 1996 to 1997 -- Free-lance interpreter for various Interpreting businesses in the Cincinnati & Dayton, OH area
  • September to November 1996 -- Employment Trainer IV Interpreter for Work Rehabilitative Centers in Cincinnati, OH
  • September 1996 -- Class Interpreter for Cincinnati State Technical Community College in Cincinnati, OH
  • 1996 to August 1997 -- Staff Interpreter for DeSales Conference Center in Brooklyn, MI
  • 1991 to 1996 -- Resident Advisor for St. Rita School for the Deaf (High School Girls’ Dorm) in Cincinnati, OH
  • 1995 to 1996 -- High School Journalism Teacher, Newspaper Advisor for St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati, OH
  • May to August 1994 -- Staff Interpreter/ Receptionist for Camp Mark Seven in Old Forge, NY

Organizational Memberships:

  • Missouri Interpreting License- Board of Certifying interpreters- Missouri-yearly renewal - current
  • Member of RID - since 1995
  • Member of NAD - since 2002
  • Member of Missouri ASLTA-since 2004-2007: served as Bylaws Committee Chairperson
  • Acting Treasurer for the Missouri RID 2010-2012
  • Former member of ADARA
  • Nominee for Who’s Who Among American College Teachers
  • Member of Delta Aleph Tau, Phi Theta Kappa
  • Secretary for the Missouri Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf