American Sign Language Interpreting Program
100 Clinical Research Services
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-6018
Phone: (713) 743-4140
VP: (832) 413-6262
Faculty and Staff
Sharon Grigsby Hill, Program Coordinator & Instructional Assistant ProfessorSharon Grigsby Hill has been a freelance sign language interpreter for over 16 years and taught as an adjunct instructor before being hired full-time in the American Sign Language Interpreting program. She graduated from Houston Community College’s Interpreter Training Program, after which she obtained a Bachelor's degree from UH-Victoria and an MBA from Texas Women’s University. Her specialty is receptive interpreting (voicing), interpreting in for platform/lecture events, post-secondary education, mental health facilities, and drug & alcohol rehabilitation. Sharon is a Master Level interpreter, which is the highest level of interpreting certification awarded by Texas Board for Evaluators of Interpreters (BEI). Currently, she serves as Secretary on the State BEI Advisory Board which advises the State regarding the application of rules, policies and procedures as they relate to certified sign language interpreters, and evaluates and certifies interpreters to work in the State of Texas.
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 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, 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.