Eldredge, Bryan K.
Professor - Languages
CB 306T
(801) 863-8529 V
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ASL & Deaf Studies Program Coordinator

Bryan K. Eldredge has been at UVSC since 1998.

Ph.D. in (Linguistic) Anthropology from University of Iowa, 2004
M.A. in Linguistics from Brigham Young University, 1995
B.A. in English from Brigham Young University, 1991
A.A. in General Education from UVSC, 1988

Professional Level Certification from the American Sign Language Teacher's Association, 1996
Associate II Interpreting Certification from the State of Utah, 1987

ASL Faculty Inservice Director, Brigham Young University - 2000 to 2002
Program Coordinator for the ASL Program at UVSC - 1998-present
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Deaf Studies Today! Conference, 2003-present.
Instructor, The University of Iowa - 1995-1997
ASL Program Coordinator, The University of Iowa -
Adjunct Instructor, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - 1996
Adjunct Instructor, Brigham Young University - 1989-1995

D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize Nominee for Best Dissertation, University of Iowa, 2004.
UVSC Board of Trustees Faculty Excellence Award, 2004.
Best Thesis, Honorable Mention, BYU, 1995.

American Sign Language Teacher's Association (ASLTA)
Beehive Chapter of ASLTA
American Anthropological Association
Society for Linguistic Anthropology
The National Association of the Deaf
Utah Foreign Language Association

Eldredge, Bryan K. (2004). The Role of Discourse in the Formation and Maintenance of Deaf Identity and the Deaf-World. Doctoral dissertation, The University of Iowa.
Eldredge, Bryan K. (2004). The Role of Discourse in the Assertion of Deaf-World Identities. Deaf Studies Today: A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge, Learning, and Understanding, Conference Proceedings. Orem, Utah:Utah Valley State College.
Eldredge, Bryan K. (1999). He and I: The Depersonalization of Self in an American Sign Language Narrative, Deaf Studies IV: Making the Connection (pp. 293-316). Oakland, California: College for Continuing Education, Gallaudet University.
Eldredge, Bryan K. (1995). The Underlying Unity Between Speech and Sign: Effects of Linguistic Media on Peirce?s Icon, Index, and Symbol. Master?s thesis, Brigham Young University.

"He and I: The Depersonalization of Self in an
American Sign Language Narrative" Deaf Studies VI Conference, Oakland, California, April 1999.
"The ASLTA Certification Process" Beehive ASLTA Development Workshop, Taylorsville, Utah, March 1999. "Building Fluency and Erasing Fallacies: A Conceptual Approach to Teaching ASL" American Sign Language Teacher's Association's national conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, July 1994. "Shibboleths: Learning to Sign Deaf." Workshop presented for student participants at Brigham Young University's ASL Workshop, July 1997. Presentations on various topics including ASL, Deaf culture, and self- improvement:
  • Brigham Young University's ASL Workshop 1994, 1995, and 1997.
  • Salt Lake Community College's Immersion Weekend, 1995.
  • LDS Deaf Symposium at BYU, 1994.
  • Especially for Deaf Youth Conference, BYU, 1991-1993.
  • Camp Liahona for Deaf Children's Silent Weekends, 1991-94.