The team

Our talented and dedicated team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, ranging from art, character animation, computer science, linguistics, Deaf culture, mathematics, and human-computer interaction, among others. All of these are essential for creating avatars capable of portraying American Sign Language!

  • Andrew Alexander
  • Nicole Barnekow
  • Souad Baowidan1
  • Anthony Bonzani
  • Shatabdi Choudhury
  • Mary Jo Davidson
  • Ben Dornbusch
  • Diana Jamrozik2
  • Ronan Johnson
  • Edna Johnston3
  • Syd Klinghofer
  • Tanu Malik
  • John C. McDonald
  • EJ Lee
  • Robyn Moncrief
  • Jami Montgomery4
  • Maria Saenz
  • Jerry Schnepp5
  • Ben Sturr
  • Jorge Andres Toro6
  • Rosalee Wolfe
  1. King Abdul Aziz University
  2. Columbia College Chicago
  3. Maryland School of the Deaf
  4. Georgetown University
  5. Bowling Green State University
  6. Worchester Polytechnic Institute

 

Alumni

Our alumni are employed in diverse fields, ranging from character animation and network security to teaching in a university. All of them found the experience of working on the ASL team to be helpful in landing a great job after graduation.

  • Nora Alba (DePaul, B.S. '05)
  • Andrew Alexander (DePaul, BFA, '22)
  • Karen Alkoby, (DePaul, PhD., '08)
  • Anna Arphan, (DePaul, M.S., '06)
  • Souad Baowidan (DePaul, M.S., '14)
  • Souad Baowidan (DePaul, PhD., '19)
  • Jamita Barnett (DePaul, M.S. '99)
  • Tahseen Basherruddin (DePaul, BS, '04)
  • Larwan Berke (Gallaudet, BS, '15)
  • Melissa Bialek (DePaul, BS, '14)
  • Stacey Billups (DePaul, B.S., '05)
  • Anthony Bonzani (DePaul, BFA, '22)
  • Alyssa Burke (DePaul, M.S., '16)
  • Jeff Campen (DePaul, M.S. '02)
  • Lesley Carhart (DePaul, B.S. '07)
  • Pattaraporn Chomwong (DePaul, M.S. '00)
  • Fiona Conneely (DePaul, B.S. '22)
  • Brock Craft (DePaul, M.S. '01)
  • Mary Jo Davidson (DePaul, Ph.D. '05)
  • Rodrigo de Nardin (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, BS, '18)
  • Jason Dengler, (DePaul, M.S. '12)
  • Tim Dever (DePaul, B.S. '11)
  • Cynthia Dwyer (DePaul, M.S. '04)
  • Sarah Ebling (University of Zurich, '16)
  • Marjana Erceg (DePaul, M.S. '07)
  • Dan Ethridge (DePaul, M.S. '02)
  • John Fallara (DePaul, M.S. '13)
  • Bill Gobber (DePaul, M.S. '11)
  • Natalie Guo (DePaul, M.S. '17)
  • William Hartmann (DePaul, M.S. '13)
  • Damien Hinkle (DePaul, M.S. '06)
  • Amy Hitt (DePaul, M.S. '06)
  • Gary Honda (DePaul, M.S. '99)
  • Sarah Johnson (DePaul, M.S., '17)
  • Ashwini Kalokhe (DePaul, M.S. '12)
  • Robyn Kelley (DePaul, M.S. '11)
  • Brian Kirchman (DePaul, B.S. '05)
  • Syd Klinghoffer (DePaul, BFA, '22)
  • Brian Konie (DePaul, B.S. '00)
  • Bret Kroll (DePaul, M.S. '04)
  • Ken Kulinski (DePaul, M.S. '12)
  • Tony Lavoie (DePaul, B.S. '99)
  • Allison Lewis (DePaul, B.S. '12)
  • Ryan Leyesa (DePaul, B.S. '02)
  • Jade Mansueto (DePaul, M.S. '05)
  • Tino Perez (DePaul, M.S. '12)
  • Toni Perrien (DePaul, M.S. '05)
  • Khairul Rahimi (DePaul, B.S. '13)
  • Lina Rauchas (DePaul, M.S. '13)
  • Peter Schmitt (DePaul, B.S., '05)
  • Jerry Schnepp (DePaul, Ph.D. '12)
  • Lindsay Semler (DePaul, M.S. '09)
  • Rafael Senhorinho, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BS, '16)
  • Brent Shiver (DePaul, M.S. '04, Ph.D. '13)
  • Brent Shiver (DePaul, PhD '13)
  • Lori Smallwood (DePaul, M.S. '03)
  • Jessica Stec (DePaul, B.S. '16)
  • Marie Stumbo (DePaul, B.S. '14)
  • Ben Sturr (DePaul, BFA, '22)
  • Anna Suh (DePaul, M.S. '05)
  • Irena Svidovsky (DePaul, B.S., '04)
  • Carolyn Taylor (DePaul M.S. '00)
  • Farah Thomas (DePaul B.S. '13)
  • Julie Torkelson (DePaul M.S. '10)
  • Jorge Toro (DePaul Ph.D. '05)
  • Ryan Tsang (DePaul B.S., '05)
  • Jeff Young (DePaul M.S. '05)
  • Miaoqi Zhu (DePaul PhD '14)

ASL avatar team members John, Susan

ASL avatar team members Jorge

ASL avatar team members Brent Robyn Julie Tino Lindsay

ASL avatar team members Jerry

ASL avatar team members Damien Rosalee Anna

ASL avatar team members Kai, Marie and Farah

ASL avatar team members Rosalee and Lori

ASL avatar team members Roy

ASL avatar team members Jessika