Mr. Daniel Greene

Maricopa Community College District

Adjunct Professor
Phoenix, AZ

Current ACTFL Activities:

Language Educators, Teacher Development SIG


I have worked as an interpreter full time since 1990, and I have taught interpreting since 2005. My language pair is American Sign Language and English. My current passion is presenting workshops to interpreters and interpreting students. I wrote an article for the Views, the professional journal of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), about interpreting vague language. I wrote my master's thesis on vague language as a graduate student in the Masters of Interpreting Studies/Teaching at Western Oregon University. My current goal is to teach more workshops in more places, to conduct field research of the vague language use among American deaf and hearing people and how interpreters convey vague language between the two languages and cultures, and teach in a bachelors level interpreter training program. Specialties: Conference interpreting, medical interpreting, business interpreting, video interpreting, interpreter training, genre recognition, vague language, oral and sign transliteration


American Sign Language, English




Language Teacher/Instructor


Community College

Professional Associations

American Sign Language Teachers Association

2013 - 2013

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

2006 - 2013


Western Oregon University

Master of Arts (MA)
2011 To 2013

National University

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
2001 To 2003

San Diego Mesa College

Associate of Arts (AA)
1989 To 1993

University of California, Los Angeles

1985 To 1987

San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts

High School Diploma
1978 To 1985

Job History


Interpreter Trainer
January 2008 - present

Maricopa Community Colleges

Adjunct Faculty
August 2005 - present

Maricopa Community Colleges

January 2005 - present

Network Interpreting Service

September 1990 - present


June 1990 - present

Purple Communications, Inc

Video Interpreter
October 2007 - July 2011

Purple Communications, Inc

Interpreter Trainer
April 2009 - April 2010

Sorenson Communications

Video Interpreter
November 2004 - October 2007

Arizona Broadway Theatre

October 2005 - December 2005