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Assistant Academic Specialist

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Krishna Madaparthi is a Deaf Canadian raised in the country’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario. He has been a proud ASL instructor since 2014 and Deaf Interpreter since 2015. He has gained a vast deal of teaching experience in different educational environments, teaching online and abroad. His experiences range from community-based settings to post-secondary education to teaching in a foreign country. His most recent teaching experiences have been with the NPO-Japanese ASL Signer Society (JASS) in Tokyo, Japan, where he has been teaching ASL to Deaf (L2-M1) and hearing (L2-M2) Japanese signers. In addition to his practical experiences in the classroom, Krishna also serves as a research assistant to Dr. Kristin Snoddon’s ASL-Parent research programs with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Krishna has a Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) in Network Technology from Carleton University & Algonquin College and a Master of Arts from Gallaudet University focusing on ASL Education (MASLED). He recently received his certifications in SLIC’s CEFR and American Sign language Instructor Certification.

Krishna is a member of the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI🍁), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Sign Language Institute Canada (SLIC🍁), and American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters (OASLI) and a few committees of CASLI and SLIC.

In the past, he also served his local and provincial Deaf communities through his involvement in ASL Coffee Nights, Ottawa Deaf Centre’s Summer Sign Camp, Deaf Youth Canada (DYC🍁), the Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA), Sign Language Interpreters of the National Capital (SLINC), and the long term with Ottawa Deaf Expo (former name Ottawa Mayfest). And more you can find to learn more about him on LinkedIn.

Krishna loves exploring local and international cuisine – ramen! – as well as most outdoor activities like world traveling, hiking and sometimes camping.

Appreciation Award, NPO Japanese ASL Signers Society, Tokyo, Japan, 2021

Dr. Nathie L. Marbury Award, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, 2021

Raving Raven for Teaching Excellence, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 2018

  • Education

    MA Sign Language Education (MASLED), Gallaudet University

  • Contact

    617.487.4654
  • Address

    417 Meserve