Eldredge, Bryan K.
Title:
Professor - Languages
Office:
CB 306T
Phone:
(801) 863-8529 V
Fax:
801-471-0722
Mail Code:
167
Last Updated: 9/29/16 -
Professor
ASL & Deaf Studies Program


Bryan K. Eldredge has been at UVU since 1998.

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Linguistic Anthropology, The University of Iowa, 4.0 cumulative GPA, 2004. 
M.A. in Linguistics, Brigham Young University, 1995.
B.A. in English, Brigham Young University, 1991. 
A.S. in General Education, Utah Valley Community College, 1988.

HONORS
Faculty of the Year, Department of Languages, Utah Valley University, 2012.
Presidential Fellowship, Utah Valley University, “The Utah Deaf History Project,” 2012.
Graduate Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2005, The University of Iowa.
Trustees’ Faculty Excellence Award, Utah Valley University, 2004.
D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize Nominee, The University of Iowa, 2004.
Best Dissertation 2002-2004, Department of Anthropology, The University of Iowa.
Honorable Mention, Best Thesis, BYU Linguistics Department, 1995-1996.
Highest GPA (3.97), M.A. Linguistics Program, BYU, 1995-1996.

RESEARCH INTERESTS 
Discourse, language and identity, linguistic ideology, language politics, educational language policy, ASL pedagogy, semiotics, Deaf history, language and gender.

POSITIONS
Full Professor (effective July 1, 2010), ASL & Deaf Studies Program, Utah Valley University, 1998-present. Tenured July 1, 2005.
Program Director, ASL & Deaf Studies Program, Utah Valley University, 1998-2015.
Founder & Chair, Deaf Studies Today! Academic Conference, 2003-present.
Grant Director, Advanced Certification Interpreter Preparation Program, 2005-present.
ASL Faculty In-Service Director, Brigham Young University, 2000-2002. 
ASL Instructor, The University of Iowa, 1995-1997. 
ASL Program Coordinator, The University of Iowa, 1997-1998. 
Adjunct Instructor, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1996. 
Adjunct Instructor, Brigham Young University, 1989-1995.

EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE
Expert Report for Petitioner, Heineman v. Sundance Resorts, Case No. 8030246 (Utah Department of Commerce, Appeals 2014)settled 
Expert Report for Petitioner, Brink v. Lowe's Home Centers, Case No. 8030208 (Utah Department of Commerce, Appeals 2014)-Ongoing
Expert Report for Defense, Thomas v. Mitsubishi Motors 12 cv 1215 (Utah 2014)-settled

FINANCIAL AWARDS
$697,456 Grant, Creation of Advanced Certification Interpreter Preparation Program (ACIPP), Utah Public Service Commission, 2005.
$750,000 Grant, ACIPP Renewal & Interpreter Lab Construction, Utah Public Service Commission, 2007.
$5,000 Grant, Utah Valley University Foundation, for Deaf Studies Today! 2006.
$135,000 in support for Deaf Studies Today! Conference, 2004-2008.
$8,000 UVU Presidential Fellowship, for Utah Deaf History Project, 2012. 
$50,000 Grant, The Institute of Museum & Library Services, National Leadership Grant (LG-51-13-0315-13), 2013.

LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE 
Native English
Native-like American Sign Language 
Studied Spanish and German

Certifications
Professional Level Certification, American Sign Language Teachers Association, 1996. 
Associate II Interpreting Certification, State of Utah, 1987. 

Publications
• Deaf Studies Today!: Beyond Talk. 2012 Conference Proceedings. Eldredge, Bryan, and Doug Stringham, editors. Orem, Utah: Utah Valley University, in press. 

My Mother Made Me Deaf. Eldredge, Bryan. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, in press.

Engaging Theory and Action: Proceedings of the 2010 Deaf Studies Today! Conference. Eldredge, Bryan, Doug Stringham, and Flavia Fleischer, editors. Orem, Utah: Utah Valley University, 2015. 

Montage: Proceedings of the 2008 Deaf Studies Today! Conference. Eldredge, Bryan, Doug Stringham, Kati Morton, and Flavia Fleischer, editors. Orem, Utah: Utah Valley University, 2015.

Deaf-World Positional Identity Negotiations. In Deaf Studies Today! 2008: Montage Conference Proceedings. Eldredge, Bryan, Doug Stringham, and Flavia Fleischer, editors. Orem, Utah: Utah Valley University, 2015.

Deaf Studies Today!: Simply Complex. 2006 Conference Proceedings. Eldredge, Bryan, Stringham, Doug, and Wilding-Diaz, Minnie Mae, editors. Orem, Utah: Utah Valley State College, 2007.

He and I: The Depersonalization of Self in an ASL Narrative. In Multilingualism and Sign Languages: From the Great Plains to Australia (Volume 12 of the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series), C. Lucas ed., Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2006.

Deaf Studies Today!: A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge, Learning, and Understanding. 2004 Conference Proceedings. Eldredge, Bryan, Stringham, Doug, and Wilding-Diaz, Minnie Mae, editors. Utah Valley State College, 2005.

American Sign Language Super Competence: Asserting Positional Identities in the Deaf-World. In Conference Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii. DVD. January 2005.

The Role of Discourse in the Assertion of Deaf-World Identities. In Deaf Studies Today!: A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge, Learning, and Understanding. Conference Proceedings. Utah Valley State College, 2005.

The Role of Discourse in the Formation and Maintenance of Deaf Identity and the Deaf-World. Doctoral dissertation. The University of Iowa, 2004.

He and I: The Depersonalization of Self in an American Sign Language Narrative. In Deaf Studies IV: Making the Connection. Conference Proceedings (pp. 293-316). Oakland, California: College for Continuing Education, Gallaudet University, 1999.

The Underlying Unity Between Speech and Sign: Effects of Linguistic Media on Peirce’s Icon, Index, and Symbol. Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1995.

Presentations
“Deaf Culture and Self Improvement,” Keynote address, 1st Biennial Deaf Educator’s Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, September 2015.

“The Creation of The National Deaf Studies Library and Archive Consortium,” Georgetown Roundtable on Stewardship of Sign Heritage, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, June 2015.

“The Role of Deaf Studies in the University,” plenary session panel, Deaf Studies Today!, April 2012.

“Preparing Students for UVU.” Utah Foreign Language Association, 2011.

“My Mother Made Me Deaf.” Languages Department Colloquium, November 19, 2009, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah.

“Deaf-World Positional Identity Negotiations.” Deaf Studies Today!, Orem, Utah, April 2008.

Keynote address, “Diversity, Conformity, and Humanity: Implications for Deafness from Anthropological Theory.” Utah Deaf Education Summit, Park City, Utah, November 2007.

“American Sign Language Super Competence: Asserting Positional Identities in the Deaf-World.” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii. January 2005.

“Language Use, Deaf Identity, and Social Theory.” Part of panel, “Deaf Studies’ Critical Challenge to Social Theory.” American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, California, November 2004.

“The Role of Discourse in the Assertion of Deaf-World Identities.” Deaf Studies Today!, Orem, Utah, April 2004.

"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.

Academic Service

  • Chair, Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Languages, UVU 2015-2016.
  • Search Committee, Interpreting Lecturer, Utah Valley University, 2016.
  • Search Committee, Tenure-track Anthropology Faculty Position, 2014-2015.
  • Board of Regents Representative to the Utah Interpreter Certification Committee, Utah Interpreter Program, 2012-2016. 
  • Chair and P/I Deaf Studies Archival Consortium Planning Committee, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #LG-51-13-0315-13, 2013-2015.
  • Concurrent Enrollment Supervisor, UVU ASL & Deaf Studies Program, 2012-present
  • Secondary Education ASL Licensure Committee, 2013.
  • Utah’s Response to the National Deaf Agenda Committee, Utah Department of Education, 2011-2012.
  • Deaf Education Committee, Utah Association of the Deaf, 2011-present.
  • Deaf Studies Today! 2010 Academic Conference Organizing Committee, UVU, 2008-2010.
  • Associate Dean Search Committee, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UVU, 2009-present. 
  • Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Languages, UVU 2009-2015.
  • Chair, Search Committee, ASL & Deaf Studies Faculty Position, 2008.
  • M.A. Thesis Committee, Hillary Melander, “An evaluative case study of a mathematics program at a deaf school in Ghana and an ecological explanation for challenges preventing deaf students access to quality education,” Brigham Young University, 2008.
  • Search Committee, Tenure-Track Physical Anthropology Faculty Position, 2007-2008.
  • Chair, Deaf Studies Today! Academic Conference, 2007-2012.
  • Faculty Internship Group, School of HASS, UVSC, 2004-present.
  • Chair, Search Committee, ASL Tenure-Track Faculty Position, UVSC, 2007.
  • Chair, Search Committee, Advanced Certification Interpreter Preparation Program, Two Faculty Positions, UVSC, 2005.

Reassigned Time Committee, UVSC Languages Department, 2003-2007.

  • Search Committee, Tenure-Track German Faculty Position, UVSC, 2005.

Language Lab Assistant Hiring Committee, Languages Department, UVSC, 2004.

Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Deaf Studies Today! Academic Conference 2003-2006.

Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies, CHSS, UVSC, 2003-present.

Gender Studies Subcommittee, Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies, School of HASS, UVSC, 2003-2004.

Deaf Program Planning Team, UVSC, 2003-2004.

Task Force on Interdisciplinary Studies, School of HASS, UVSC, 2002-2003.

Integrated Studies Senior Thesis Committees (19 theses through 2015), UVSC, 2000-present.

Senator, UVSC Faculty Senate, 1998-2002.

Chair, Ad-Hoc ASL Web Presence Committee, 2002-2003.

Chair, ASL B.A. Degree Committee, UVSC, 2000-2004.

Faculty Advisor, ASL Club, Utah Valley State College, 1998-2005.

Chair, Search Committee for ASL Tenure-Track Faculty Position, UVSC, 2000-2001.

Chair, ASL Program Brochure & Web Presence Ad Hoc Committee, ASL program, UVSC, 2000-2001.

Curriculum Committee, UVSC School of HASS, 1999-2001.

Chair, Faculty Senate Representation Committee, School of HASS, UVSC, 2001.

Search Committee, Spanish Tenure-Track Faculty Position, 2000.

Search Committee, Deaf Services Manager, Accessibility Services Department, UVSC, 2000.

Professional Development Director, Beehive Chapter of American Sign Language Teachers Association, 1999.

Campus Space Planning & Utilization Discussion Group, UVSC, 2000.

Chair, Years of Service Committee, (UVSC Faculty Senate), 1999-2000.

External Evaluator, Salt Lake Community College Program Assessment, 1998-1999.

Chair, High School Recruitment Committee, ASL program, UVSC, 1998-1999.

Search Committee for Interpreting Services Coordinator, Accessibility Services Department, UVSC, 1998.