Inquiry: The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges


Bruce Sofinski

Author Bio(s)

Bruce A. Sofinski is an assistant professor and the American Sign Language & Interpreter Education (ASL&IE) coordinator at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond. He is currently working on his dissertation with a focus on ASL/Deaf Studies through the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dyan Hansford, Sue Matthews, Rochelle Taylor, Kathryn Wilson, Rachel Henry and Lydia Polonofsky are JSRCC students who took leadership roles in this project.


This article explains how a final class project in an American Sign Language course teaches teamwork, critical thinking, and research methodology.