THIS YEAR’S PRESENTER: David A. Martin
ASL Immersion Weekend 2016
APRIL 15TH, 16TH, AND 17TH
David A. Martin grew up in the Frederick, MD area and attended the Maryland School for the Deaf. Upon graduation, David went to Gallaudet and earned his BS in Psychology (1990). David received his Masters in Deaf Education from what was known as Western Maryland College—currently known as McDaniel College.
David’s professional career includes jobs as a recruiter for Gallaudet University, teaching drama at the Texas School for the Deaf, and teaching kindergarten at the Maryland School for the Deaf. He was an ASL instructor and the ASL Lab manager for ASL Studies at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Currently David is well into his 10th year as Assistant professor and program Manager of ASL Studies Program at Frederick Community College. David is an active member of the Maryland Chapter of ASLTA, where he currently holds the ex-officio position. The need for ASL workshops as well as Deaf awareness programs keeps David busy. David has a new found hobby of doing ASL Vlogs.
David’s love for ASL instruction and theatre joined hands when he served an apprenticeship under Bette Hicks, the Director of Artistic Sign Language at Kennedy Center where he was involved with, “A Streetcar named Desire. David did his first DASL at Olney Theatre’s production of Bus Stop. David’s recent work as DASL at Shakespeare was with “Kiss Me Kate”.
He holds the distinction of being a Deaf child of a certified interpreter. David is very involved with Deaf Calvary Church in Frederick, MD in all capacities. David currently resides in Frederick with his wife Debbie and their four children, all CODAs.