Texas Tech University

James Whitfield, M.A.

James Whitfield

Assistant Director/Interpreter Coordinator

James Whitfield worked for Student Disability Services from 1997-2000 and returned in 2007. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration from West Texas A&M University and a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies (with an emphasis in Deaf Education/Higher Education) from Texas Tech University. He is a sign language interpreter certified at the master level both nationally and by the state of Texas. He also holds his Texas Court Certification. James's main responsibility with Student Disability Services is working with Deaf and hard of hearing students and as Interpreter Coordinator. He assists the department in everyday activities with issues regarding ADA compliance and serves as a campus liaison for Deaf and hard of hearing community. He also meets with students whose disability is chronic illness or mobility related.  James is an outdoors person and enjoys cars and motorcycles. He loves being around family and friends; he has Deaf parents, a Deaf sister, and Deaf aunts and uncles.


CertificationsBEI Master, Level IV, & Court / RID NIC Master
StrengthsQuestStrengthsSelf-Assurance, Maximizer, Arranger, Includer, Focus

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