Dr. Anthony Aramburo:
Dr. Aramburo has been involved in the teaching profession for the better part of 30 years. One of his favorite Chinese Proverbs states, "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people". His area of interest lies in the field of Special Education with an emphasis on deafness. He received my doctorate degree from the University of New Orleans in Special Education. His Master of Arts degree is from Gallaudet University in American Sign Language Linguistics. His undergraduate work was completed at the University of New Orleans where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.
Over his career he has taught at Delgado Community College , Dillard University , and Xavier University. Dr. Aramburo currently holds the position of Associate Professor at Xavier University with a dual appointment in the Education and Language Departments. Outside of the classroom, he stays engaged in the profession of American Sign Language interpreting. As an active member in several organizations, he has served on the RID Board of Directors as Member-at-Large, former Journal of Interpretation Editor, and a member of the RID Diversity Committee. He holds membership in the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc. (NAOBI, Inc.), National Black Deaf Advocates, NAOBI – New Orleans Chapter, New Orleans Black Deaf Advocates Chapter, and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), to name a few. In addition, he currently serves as a Commissioner on the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education.
Dr Aramburo is actively involved in presenting workshops on interpreting topics along with infusing multi-cultural practices into the interpreting profession. His interest also lies in the area of sign language research where he is actively collecting data focusing on sociolinguistic aspects within the African American Deaf Community.