Dr. Merrilee Gietz is an Assistant Professor for the American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) program. She has been teaching students in ASL and interpreting programs in higher post-secondary education for more than 21 years.
- Ed.D., Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
- M.S., Deaf Education, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), Westminster, MD
- B.A., History, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
- Intermediate American Sign Language II (SNGL 2302)
- Advanced American Sign Language (SNGL 3460)
- Literature in American Sign Language (SNGL 4210)
- Advanced Interpreting Techniques and Skills in ASL/English (SNGL 4335)
- Transliteration and Educational Settings (SNGL 4346)
- Comparative Study of ASL and English Linguistics (SNGL 4368)
Dr. Gietz’ research interests are ASL literature, ASL linguistics and interpreting in ASL.
- Marchut, A., Pudans-Smith, K., Gietz, M., Andrews, J., & Clark, D, (2021). A case study of mentoring Deaf academics: The PAH!* (Success) academic writing retreat. Creative Education, (12), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.121013
- Gietz, M., Andrews, J. & Clark, D. (2020). ASL stories with handshape rhyme: An exploratory intervention to support English vocabulary with signing deaf readers. Archives of Psychology, 4(2), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.31296/aop.v4i2.139
- Gietz, M. (2018). Introducing Haiku poems: Utilizing American Sign Language for pedagogical purposes. In B. Eldredge & D. Stringham (Eds.) Beyond Talk: Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Deaf Studies Today! Conference (pp. 55- 63). Orem, UT: Utah Valley University Press.
- Texas Association of the Deaf, Regional Representative #4 (2019 — present)
- Advisory Committee, Board of Evaluation for the Interpreters (BEI) – Statewide, Texas Human and Health Service (HHSC, former DARS) (Fall 2018 — present)
- Board Committee, Lone Star College Advisory, Interpreter Training Technology Program (Fall 2015 — present)