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Faculty and Staff

Sharon Grigsby Hill, Program Coordinator & Instructional Assistant Professor

Sharon Hill is the undergraduate program coordinator for the ASLI program. She has been interpreting professionally for 20 years and is a Master Level interpreter, which is the highest level of interpreting certification awarded by Texas Board for Evaluators of Interpreters (BEI). She also holds a Level IV and Medical Interpreter certification.   Currently, she serves as Chair of the State BEI Advisory Board which advises BEI regarding the application of rules, policies and procedures as they relate to certified sign language interpreters, as well as evaluating and certifying interpreters.  

She has completed doctoral work in the Interpretation and Translation Studies from Gallaudet University and is currently completing her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham in England.

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Terrell Brittain

Terrell Brittain, Instructional Assistant Professor

Terrell Brittain is a graduate of the Master’s degree program in Deaf Studies & Deaf Education at Lamar University. He is an accomplished teacher at both the secondary and higher education levels. His expertise is in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. Terrell taught adjunct at UH for two years before transitioning into his role as a full-time professor. He has taught over 1,000 students and his students find him to be demanding but also engaging. He is known for incorporating humor in his teaching which puts his students at ease as they learn the complicated task of communicating in a visual modality. Terrell’s major focus is enhancing the language mastery component of the American Sign Language Interpreting program, by developing an advanced level of ASL not previously offered, and enhancing the skills of the American Sign Language Interpreting majors.


Scot Pott

Scot Pott

Scot Pott has returned to Houston to serve as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He graduated from Jersey Village High School in Houston and earned his Master of Public Health from the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. Since 2007 he has served on the faculty of Western Michigan University where he taught American Sign Language. He currently serves as President of the Michigan Deaf Association.


Marla Moreno-Jordan

Marla Moreno-Jordan, Program Advisor

Marla Moreno-Jordan is the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for American Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has worked in higher education for over 6 years. Marla received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Houston - Clear Lake with a particular interest in adult learning styles. She is currently completing her Master's in Psychology with a concentration in Human and Family Development. She was also the winner of the 2012 Professional Advising Award.