Kathryn (Kate) Sprouse, M.Ed., NIC, is one of the founding members of NSC’s Deaf Studies program. She has more than 20 years of experience working with the Deaf community as an interpreter and interpreter mentor, and over 12 years of experience teaching American Sign Language (ASL) and ASL interpreting at the post-secondary level. In her current role as a full-time Lecturer of American Sign Language Interpreting with Nevada State College, she has assisted in designing the ASL Interpreting minor and has developed and piloted more than 11 unique interpreting courses.
Ms. Sprouse’s current and previous interpreting positions have provided a comprehensive understanding of mentorship and mentor curriculum development, as well as experience in a variety of interpreting setting such as VRS, VRI, medical, mental health, educational, corporate, and manufacturing and technological environments, as well as state and federal human service agencies. Kathryn is well-versed in the responsibilities of both ally and advocacy roles and maintains professionalism, providing judicious counsel when appropriate.
Kate’s professional and educational achievements include National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a Master of Arts in Education, specializing in Adult Education and Training, a Bachelor of Arts degree, and an Associate of Arts degree. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in General Psychology in Cognition and Instruction with Grand Canyon University.