Glenna Cooper
Freelance Certified Deaf Interpreter

M.Ed., Certified Deaf Interpreter

Independent Contract Certified Deaf Interpreter

BA-Leadership Administration- University of Oklahoma and MA- Sign Language Education – Gallaudet University.

Glenna Cooper has secured her RID-PDIC to support the expanding needs for more Deaf interpreters in Oklahoma and the first to do live televised interpreting broadcasting in 2019.  She is profoundly Deaf.  While going out interpreting in the community on local, state and regional areas, she is an Associate Professor/Department Chair for ASL Education and World Language at Tulsa Community College.  She has over 20 years experiences in teaching, program development, management, trainings, grant writing and marketing on a local, state and federal level.  With federal and state funding, she implemented Oklahoma Domestic Violence and Tobacco Awareness programs to improve services suited to the cultural needs of the Deaf community. She was one of a few Deaf national FEMA certified instructors to provide CEPIN/TDI’s cultural and competency training to emergency responders in 40 states. Cooper reviewed FEMA’s Special Needs Planning Guidebook for Emergency Managers. During the early 1990’s formation of relay services, she oversaw a relay call center with more than 250 employees to comply with Americans With Disabilities Act, which ensures telephone service accessibility.