Sign Language Training & Interpreter Services



 Jeffery Bowden, CI, CT


Jeffery Bowden began his career in deafness as a member of the staff of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, where he held a variety of positions. In 1986, Jeff left Gallaudet University and became Program Director at the Shiloh Senior Center for the Hearing Impaired now known as the Shiloh Senior Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In this capacity Jeff was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations.

In 1992, Jeff returned to Gallaudet University as one of the first members of the Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS). Over the next several years Jeff earned certificates in the areas of Interpretation (CI) and transliteration (CT). Soon thereafter, Jeff became active in teaching sign language and developing interpreting workshops.

Jeff has conducted and coordinated workshops for a number of nationally known organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, The National Alliance of Black Telecommunication Worker, the 30th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington and the Million Man March.

Jeff went on to join the staff of Sign Language Associates, the nations leading interpreting referral agency. Shortly thereafter, Jeff moved to his current position as a Staff Interpreter with the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity Jeff has interpreted for U.S. and foreign officials in such places as Athens, Greece; London, England; Port Au Prince, Haiti; Paramaribo, Suriname and Cairo Egypt.

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Sign Language Training with Jeff Bowden, CI, CT

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