People

Many faculty members have "Video Phone" numbers.  When you call this number you will be connected with a relay interpreter who will interpret your message into ASL. Calling someone who uses a videophone is no more complicated than calling someone who uses a voice telephone.  If you've never called someone with a videophone before, you might find this helpful: https://www.rit.edu/ntid/radscc/sites/rit.edu.ntid.radscc/files/VRS.pdf.

 

Rebecca Clark

Rebecca Clark

Title/Position
Director, American Sign Language Program
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lecturer
Phone
Rebecca is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the ASL Program at the University of Iowa. She earned her MA in Deaf Cultural Studies from Gallaudet University in 2011. This experience included courses in Aal, Norway and an internship with the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). Prior to that she studied business at the University of Iowa, graduating with a BBA in Marketing and a minor in American Sign Language. Her interests in advertising and Deaf Studies inspired her to research the varied representations of deaf individuals and signed languages in the media.
Sandra Anderson

Sandra Anderson

Title/Position
Lecturer
Phone
Sandra is currently a lecturer in the University of Iowa ASL Program. Her specialty is teaching ASL language courses, including: ASL I, ASL II, ASL IIII, ASL IV, ASL V, and ASL Conversation. Prior to working at Iowa, she taught ASL courses at Iowa State University. She has also taught at universities and community colleges in Minnesota. She has been teaching at the post-secondary level since 1998. In some ways she was born into the profession, teaching ASL to her family and friends since she was five years old. She loves teaching ASL and works hard to help students understand Deaf people, Deaf culture, and the Deaf community. ASL is Sandra’s primary language and English is her second language. Sandra has been Deaf since birth.
Kraig Klingenberg

Kraig Klingenberg

Title/Position
Visiting Instructor
Kraig Klingenberg is a visiting instructor teaching American Sign Language. He received his B.A. degree in Career and Technical Education from Valley City State University and M.A. degree in Teaching American Sign Language from the University of Northern Colorado. During undergrad, he worked within the Deaf community as a dorm counselor at the North Dakota School for the Deaf.  He has also worked as a certified ASL interpreter in both educational and community interpreting settings.
Kelly Neppl

Kelly Neppl

Title/Position
Lecturer
Phone
Timothy Sheets

Timothy Sheets

Title/Position
Lecturer
Phone
Tim is DeafBlind and graduated from Iowa School for the Deaf. He has been working at the University of Iowa since 1984. Tim is currently a lecturer in the University of Iowa’s ASL Program. He teaches ASL I, ASL II and Fingerspelling & Numbers. Tim is very involved in the local Deaf community and related organizations such as the Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD) and the Cedar Rapids Association of the Deaf (CRAD). When Tim is not teaching, he enjoys camping, building Legos, cooking and baking. Tim is an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.
 

Robert Vizzini

Title/Position
Lecturer
Phone
Bob, or as ASL users sign "vizz," joined the ASL Program in 2010 teaching intermediate ASL level courses and several ASL minor classes. Prior to joining Iowa, he taught ASL courses for over five years in colleges located in Iowa, Virginia, and Illinois. Bob’s life mission is to improve language acquisition for deaf and hard of hearing children spanning from early childhood (0 years old) to school age. He serves the Deaf Community through several state advisory groups such as (name the groups). His advocacy priorities also include highlighting the need for quantity and quality of ASL users, including Deaf people in decision making processes affecting the lives of deaf children or adults, and supporting parents of deaf and hard of hearing children. He also served on several advisory groups: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) - advisor, Office of Deaf Services of Iowa - commission member, and HandsUp Communication Interpreter advisory. He currently serves as Iowa Association of the Deaf - deaf education liaison and board member, Deaf Coalition of Iowa - chairperson, Iowa Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) - chairperson and is a nationally trained Deaf Mentor.
Lynette Williams

Lynette Williams

Title/Position
Interpreter, American Sign Language
Phone