Larry Umberger

America Sign Language Lab Assistant
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Laboratory Assistant, American Sign Language

Campus Contact Information

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

After graduating from Gallaudet University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts, Larry started work at the Central Texas Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as the Interpreter Intern Program coordinator. When Larry left in 2000, he joined Baylor University as the ASL Lab Assistant. Larry manages the video library, produces ASL DVDs, and maintains the video lab equipment. Being a native user of ASL Larry provides support to the ASL instructors in the classroom.

In 2002, Larry, along with a colleague Ms. Nancy Pfanner on Deaf Mission Trip to La Cedia, Honduras, developed LESHO, Honduran Sign Language, dictionary video.

Regarding the greater Waco community, he serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for McLennan Community College’s Interpreter Preparation Program. He was President of the Waco Association of the Deaf for 10 years and remains a member of this organization today. He is the liaison between the ASL students and the local Deaf community. In addition, Larry has taught ASL classes, both for credit and continuing education, at McLennan Community College.

A few of his hobbies include editing videos, and working on classic VWs. He currently resides in Texas with his wife, Paula, and their daughters, Sophia and Alissa.