Amelia Marie Burkhardt Bowdell

Instructor - Visiting

Teachers College


CECH Literacy & Second Language Studies - 0022


Master's Degree, Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR, 2018 (Interpreting Studies: Teaching Interpreting)

Master's Degree, Madonna University Livonia, MI, 2009 (Teaching English to Users of Other Languages. Focus in Second Language Acquisition)

Bachlor's Degree, Madonna University Livonia, MI, 2005 (Major: Sign Language Studies: Interpreting. Minor: Public Speaking)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Bowdell, A. Maroney, E., & Behnke, L. (2018. ) Addressing the “gap”: Bilingualism upon entry into an interpreter education program .Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) 2018 Conference Proceedings, ,

Bowdell, A. (2018. ) Developing bilingualism in interpreting students. .

Book Chapter

Bowdell, A. (2019 ) Interpreting English grammar classes: Theories, tips, & tools Integrated and Open Interpreter Education: The Open Educational Resource Reader and Workbook for Interpreters .Published Online:, Western Oregon University: Division of Deaf Studies & Professional Studies (Author)


Invited Presentations

Broetz, M. & Bowdell, A. (2019. ) Developing bilingualism by using evidence-based theories .American Sign Language Teachers Association Conference, San Diego. Conference. . Level:National

Bowdell, A. (2019. ) Deaf Culture: Diversity and access. Presented at University of Arizona's Yuma Branch Campus. Workshop. . Level:University

Bowdell, A. (2018. ) Developing bilingualism in interpreting students. .Masters Thesis, Western Oregon University. Level:University

Bowdell, A., Maroney, E. & Behnke, L. (2018. ) Addressing the “gap”: Bilingualism upon entry into an interpreter education program. Presented at Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT), Salt Lake City, UT. Conference. . Level:International

Bowdell, A (2017. ) Interpreting English grammar classes. Presented at Silent Weekend, Western Oregon University. Conference. . Level:University

Bowdell, A. (2009. ) Deaf ESL: The lack of disability .Presented at Michigan Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language Michigan State Conference., East Lansing, MI. Other Institution. . Level:State

Bowdell, A. (2009. ) ESL panel discussion .Co-presented at Michigan Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages Michigan State Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. Other Institution. . Level:State

Bowdell (2009. ) Deaf education .Oakland Community College, Level:College

Bowdell, A. (2007. ) Baby sign tips and techniques. Guest speaker for course at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI. Other Institution. . Level:College

Bowdell, A. (2006. ) American Sign Language: Regional and historical changes since the time of the Milan Conference .Guest speaker at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Level:University

Honors and Awards

2017 Professor of Excellence Award The Modern Language Division at Arizona Western College nominated Professor Bowdell to the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Professor Bowdell was one of the chosen receipents. Arizona Western College: Modern Language Division Status:Recipient Level:Professional Org. Type:Recognition

2015 -2018 Teacher of the Year Nominated three times by colleagues and students for Teacher of the Year at Arizona Western College Status:Nomination Level:College Type:Recognition