President Dr. E. Lynn Jacobowitz
E. Lynn Jacobowitz, Ph.D., ASLTA, a retired professor in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University, is well known for her comedy, poetry, storytelling, consultations, articles, and cartoons about Deaf culture and humor. She provided various workshops and consulted various schools/colleges on ASL-English related issues nationally and internationally. She was the past President of the national American Sign Language Teachers Association from 1995 – 1998 and was responsible for implementing the national ASL Curriculum committees for first and second language learners. She is also responsible for setting up the National ASL Legislation and increased the number from 22 to 38 states that recognize ASL as a language since 1995 to 1998. She is currently the Vice President of Maryland ASLTA. She is a co-author of Have You Ever Seen…? An ASL Handshape DVD/Book and the president/co-owner of ASL Rose, a collaboration which produces, promotes, and provides ASL-English bilingual education materials and teacher education workshops.