Larry Umberger

Language Technology Coordinator
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Language Technology Coordinator

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Baylor University
Communication Sciences and Disorders
One Bear Place #97332
Waco, Texas 76798-7303
Office: Hankamer Academic Center 023
Phone: 254-710-2587
Email: Larry_Umberger@baylor.edu

After graduating from Gallaudet University in 1995, Larry started work at Central Texas Council of the Deaf, Inc. as the Interpreter Intern Program coordinator, and Specialist Computer Programmer. As coordinator, this included conducting mentoring projects, seminars, statewide workshops, lab activities, and self-evaluations. As Specialist Computer Programmer he constructed an office billing computerized system. And at Sign of the Times, Inc. he worked as a Vocational Training Workshop Coordinator/Instructor and presented workshops, taught and advised clients, and served as Program Director for research, plans, developments and implements of one or more of the office’s professional services.

Larry currently serves as the Language Technology Coordinator at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He produces ASL DVDs, manages the video library, maintains the video laboratory equipment, integrate digital resources/tools into lessons and assessments, provide lab planning and coordination with the faculty, and teach online. He serves as a liaison between students and the local deaf community and an advisor to the Baylor ASL club.

In 2002, his colleague and he went on a Deaf Mission Trip to La Cedia, Honduras, developed LESHO, Honduran Sign Language, dictionary video.

In December 2017, Larry received his M.A. in digital leading and learning from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He specialized in developing innovative technology to create a blended learning environment in the modern ASL classroom.

In serving the greater Waco community, Larry is a member of the Advisory Committee for Mclennan Community College’s Interpreter Preparation Program, and member of the board for Christian Academy for the Deaf. He served as President of the Waco Association of the Deaf for 10 years and remain a member of this organization. He taught ASL classes, for credit and continuing education, at McLennan Community College and Baylor University with over fifteen years of experience in ASL instruction for higher education.

Larry was born deaf, so naturally he became an ASL user, in a Deaf-culture environment. A few of his hobbies include working on his classic Volkswagen vehicles, going camping and hiking. He currently resides in Waco, Texas with his wife, Paula, and daughters, Sophia and Alissa.