Department of ASL & Interpreting Studies
College of Education & Behavioral Science
Russell M. Ross, holds a Certification of Interpretation/Certification of Transliteration, National Interpreter Certificate: Master, Specialist Certificate: Legal, from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf was a Regional Co-Representative for the Mass RID, and a graduate of the Northeastern University Rural New England Interpreter Training Program. He founded the Southeast Mentorship Project and has served as a practicum supervisor for Northeastern University’s Interpreting program. Russell served as Chair for the Massachusetts Educational Interpreters Task Force and represented several organizations on the Advisory Board for Northeastern University’s Interpreting Training Program. He has been a staff interpreter/coordinator for Westborough State Hospital’s Deaf Unit, Northeastern University, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and EDCO Educational Collaborative. Russell is contracted with the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to offer legal interpreting services for the Administrative Office of the Trial Court. He continues his work in legal settings. As a presenter, Russell presents on a variety of topics in and around Massachusetts. He candidly discusses his experience of growing up in a Deaf household and how these experiences have affected his personal and professional views.