Surrency, Steven, M.A., Ph.D., CI & CT; SC:L
Professor of Instruction
Office: PCD 4021
Doctor Surrency serves as a Professor of instruction, as the Coordinator of Global Issues for CSD, and as an active member of USF Faculty Senate. Aside from these roles, he is a linguist interested in the interaction between language, culture, and interpretation. His areas of specialization include hermeneutics, linguistic stigmatization, cultural problems in interpretation, and ethical dilemmas for both spoken and sign-language interpretation. He is particularly interested in international issues in interpretation. In addition to his work at the University of South Florida, he is an accredited International-Sign interpreter by the World Federation of the Deaf and the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters, working at the United Nations and in other high-level international venues. Outside of his work in the university, he enjoys time with his family, traveling Europe, and cooking.
|PHD of Philosophy and Religion||USF||2015|
|Masters of Philosophy||USF||2015|
|Masters of Linguistics||USF||2005|
|Bachelors of Social Science||USF||2003|
- Culture and Diversity in Communication Sciences
- Language Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- General Linguistics
- Linguistic and Cognitive Processing
- Simultaneous Interpretation
Recent Scholarly Activity
- “Collaboration between Deaf and Hearing Instructors in Educational Settings,” World Association of Sign Language Interpreters, Paris, France. 2019.
- “Advancing the Scholarship and Practice of Teaching and Learning Science in CSD,” Annual Convention. American Speech and Hearing Association. Boston, MA. 2019.
- Culture and Diversity in CSD.Tophat Publishing. Toronto, Ontario 2018
- “From Parental Option to Parental Obligation: Sign Language as a Birthright.”3rd International Conference of World Federation of the Deaf. Budapest, HU 2017.
- “Public Perceptions of Sign Language Interpreting on Social Media,” Gallaudet International Sign Language Interpreting Research Symposium. Washington, DC 2017.
- “World Citizens: Considerations for Sign Language Interpreters Abroad.” Street Leverage. Washington, D.C. December 2017. 2018
- “The Instructor as Curator.” Faculty Voices. Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence, USF. April, 2017.
- “Prescriptivism and Descriptivism in American Sign Language.” Street Leverage. Washington, D.C. November, 2015.
- Surrency, S. “Deafheart: Considerations from the Social Sciences.” FRID Conference, Orlando. October, 2014.
- Bonni, B, Smith, A & Surrency, S (Forthcoming). Foundations of American Sign Language: Course 3. Kendall Hunt. Dubuque.
- Smith, A & Surrency, S (2014). Foundations of American Sign Language: Course 2. Kendall Hunt. Dubuque.
- Smith, A & Surrency, S (2014). Foundations of American Sign Language. Kendall Hunt. Dubuque.
- Smith, A., & Surrency, S. (2012). Massachusetts Front Porch Study: CSA at Walden School, Framingham. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Dept. of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Science
- Surrency, S. “Culture and Customization.” RID Views. Washington, D.C. January, 2012