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Assistant Academic Specialist

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Krishna Madaparthi (he/him) is a Deaf Canadian raised in the country’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario. Teaching both at home and abroad, he has gained a vast deal of teaching experience in different educational environments. His experiences range from community-based settings to post-secondary education to teaching in a foreign country. His most recent teaching experiences have been in Tokyo, Japan, where he has been teaching ASL to Deaf (L2-M1) and non-Deaf (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 program with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Krishna is a proud Deaf Interpreter and member of the Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters, ASL instructor and member of Sign Language Institute Canada (SLIC), and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters (OASLI). In the past, he also served his local and provincial Deaf communities through his involvement in ASL Coffee Nights, Summer Sign Camp, Deaf Youth Canada (DYC), the Ontario Deaf Sports Association (ODSA), Sign Language Interpreters of the National Capital (SLINC), and the Ottawa Deaf Expo.

Krishna loves exploring local and international cuisine – ramen! – as well as most outdoor activities like traveling, camping and hiking. When he isn’t doing those, you can find him playing sports and, of course, catching up on his sleep!

  • Education

    MA Sign Language Education (MASLED), Gallaudet University

  • Contact

  • Address

    417 Meserve