Lance A. Forshay, M.S.
Director and Senior Lecturer
(Photo taken at Microsoft "Mother Language International Day")
Lance Forshay has been an ASL minor program director and lecturer at the University of Washington since its beginning in 2007. He earned his BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education in 1992 from Gallaudet University and MS in Ministry in 1998 from Southern Christian University. Teaching experience spans over 25 years with wide variety of educational subjects and settings from high school to university levels, from tutoring to interpreter mentorship, and from church classes to residential schools for the deaf. Teaching ASL and Deaf studies became his primary career field in 1999. His interests are Deaf Culture Studies, Audism and Oppressions in the Deaf community, Deaf Christian Heritage, ASL Fingerspelling Phonology, ASL Verb Morphology, and Sign Vocabulary Etymology.
Video Phone: 206-452-0085
Phone: 206-452-0085 (For hearing people: You will hear the voice of an ASL interpreter who is provided through this relay service to translate your voice to ASL and vice versa to my video phone where I will see the same interpreter signing in ASL.)
Kristi Winter, M.A.
- MA, Linguistics, Gallaudet University 2008
- BA, American Sign Language Studies, Gallaudet University, 2006
Kristi earned her BA degree in ASL Studies, and Master’s degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University. She joined the UW full-time faculty in September 2010. She has held the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Qualified certificate since 1998, and she is pursuing the ASLTA Professional certificate this summer. Prior to coming to UW, she taught ASL courses at different colleges and universities for fifteen years, including several years at Gallaudet University, Portland Community College, and Salt Lake Community College. For her MA degree, she researched numeral incorporation in Japanese Sign Language as well as the regional differences in mouthing between Northern and Southern Black Deaf ASL signers. Kristi was also involved in researching on the phonology of first language (L1) acquisition of ASL by deaf and hearing children. Her main research interests are in the sociolinguistics of Deaf communities, and second language (L2) acquisition of ASL.
Video Phone: 877-370-4667
Raymond Bateh, M.S.
Part-time Lecturer for Summer
Raymond Bateh earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Gallaudet University in 1987 and Master of Science degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel Colelge (formerly Western Maryland College) in 1994. After relocating to Seattle, Washington shortly after, Raymond began teaching of ASL and Deaf Culture courses part-time and discovered that he has a passion for teaching and got immersed into ASL. In 1996, he was offered a full-time ASL position at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington and has been teaching for over 15 years. In addition, He has also taught at the University of Washington Seattle every summer since 2008. He is also an ASLPI evaluator and provides mentoring work with several interpreters. His interest is Semantics of ASL (Expressions)."
Lorna Rozelle, Ph.D.
Part-Time for Winter ASL Linguistics
Lorna Rozelle teaches Linguistics 403, “The Structure of ASL,” a course she developed with Susan McBurney in 1997 for the Linguistics Department of the University of Washington. She received an AB from Cornell University and an MA from the University of Washington in mathematics. She taught math for several years, during which time she studied American Sign Language at Seattle Central Community College and at American Sign Language Interpreting School of Seattle. Returning to graduate school, she earned an MA and a PhD in linguistics. As part of her doctoral program, she was granted a Fulbright scholarship to study Finnish Sign Language in Finland. Her dissertation, “The Structure of Sign Language Lexicons: Inventory and Distribution of Handshape and Location,” is a cross-linguistic study of phonological properties of four sign languages. Her research interests include lexical structure of signed and spoken languages, phonological representation, and modality effects.