Our faculty are active researchers, writers and speakers; many of them internationally known for their contributions toward the advancement of their fields of study. But, most of all, they're passionate, caring teachers.
Laurie Swabey, PhD
Professor, ASL and Interpreting
Laurie Swabey is Professor of Interpreting at St. Catherine University and Director of the CATIE Center where she is the principal investigator on two federally funded projects related to interpreter education. She holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Linguistics and her research interests include interpreting pedagogy and healthcare interpreting. Publications include co-edited volumes Advances in Interpreting Research (John Benjamins) and Educating Healthcare Interpreters (Gallaudet University Press). In addition to several book chapters, she has also published in a variety of journals including Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Journal of Healthcare Quality, Journal of Interpreting, and International Journal of Interpreter Education.
Erica Alley, PhD
Associate Professor, ASL and Interpreting
Erica Alley, Ph.D., NIC-Advanced, holds her degree in ASL/English Interpreting Research and Pedagogy from Gallaudet University. Erica has published and presented on the topics of video relay service, video remote interpreting, and interpretations of job interviews with deaf job applicants. Erica serves as the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity (MAISCE).
Bridget Sabatke, MS, NIC-Master, EIPA 4.0, QMHI-S
Assistant Professor, ASL and Interpreting
Justin Small, EdD
Department Chair, Assistant Professor, ASL and Interpreting
Aimee Sever-Hall, MA
Assistant Professor, ASL & Interpreting
Aimee Sever-Hall is an accomplished individual who takes pride in her Latine and Indigenous heritage, being a first-generation North American and collegian, and advocating for social justice and human rights. In her role as department chair and faculty member in the ASL and Interpreting department at St. Catherine University, Aimee oversees the ASL and Interpreting programs and teaches various courses in ASL, linguistics, and deaf studies. Aimee is part of the BIPOC faculty and staff group on campus to advocate for and support the needs of BIPOC students, staff, and faculty members on campus, aim to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by addressing systemic issues, providing resources and support for underrepresented groups, and facilitating communication between different members of the campus community.