Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Biography:Diane Barkstrom is an American Sign Language/English Interpreter who holds certificates of interpretation and transliteration from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. In addition to her private practice, Barkstrom has served as adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz, Dutchess Community College, Columbia-Greene Community College, and Erie County Community College. She has served as trainer for educational interpreters at the Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf and as club adviser and ASL instructor at Bard College. She has also taught ASL as a foreign language in the Red Hook Central School District and in the Adult Continuing Education Program at Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
BA, SUNY Empire State College; MA coursework, SUNY New Paltz. Also studied ASL-English interpreting at Deaf Adult Services in Buffalo, New York, and Northeastern University. At Bard: Spring 2023.