Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Ed.D, CI & CT, SC:L and Ed:K-12


Jessica Bentley-Sassaman
Associate Professor of Exceptionality Programs

Ed.D., Walden University

M.A., Gallaudet University

B.S., Bloomsburg University

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Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Ed.D., graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2001 with her Bachelor's of Science degree in Interpreting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She earned her Master's of Art degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in 2006 and has finished her Doctorate in Education from Walden University in 2011. The focus of her study was Deaf-Hearing interpreter teams and how they work together as a team.

She has been interpreting professionally since 2001, earning her Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) from Boystown Research Hospital, Certification of Transliteration, and Certification of Interpretation from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). She also holds the state legal certification from the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts. She is one of only ten interpreters in PA to earn the Special Certificate: Legal (SC:L) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. In addition, she is the only college faculty in PA to hold this certification.