Amanda  Lujan
Senior Lecturer II

Amanda Luján teaches undergraduate courses in the B.S. Degree in Signed Language Interpreting. Her training and educational background include signed language interpreting and interpreting pedagogy.  She is an interpreter practitioner with experience in a variety of settings such as governmental, educational, and medical.  She works closely with the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities to ensure that interpreter education and the quality of interpreting services meets the demand and diversity of all stakeholders.

Educational History:

  • 2004, B.B.A. in Business Administration, University of New Mexico
  • 2005, B.S. Signed Language Interpreting, University of New Mexico
  • 2013, M.S. Interpreting Pedagogy, University of North Florida


  • 2005-Present, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Membership
  • 2005-Present, New Mexico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NMRID)
  • 2011-2013, NMRID Co-President

Teaching Interests:

I currently teach undergraduate courses in the Signed Language Interpreting Program at the University of New Mexico. My teaching interests include: the development of interpreting skills, interpreting theory, cognitive processing, mentoring, educational interpreting, teamed interpreting, interpreting in Spanish-influenced settings, and bi-modal/bi-cultural mediation during interpretation.  I am highly committed to fostering biculturalism, competency, and fluency in American Sign Language for interpreting students.

Representative Courses:

  • SIGN 2125  Introduction to Signed Language
  • SIGN 2130  Fingerspelling and Numbers
  • SIGN 411    Consecutive Interpreting
  • SIGN 412    Simultaneous Interpreting
  • SIGN 418    Seminar in Signed Language Interpreting Research
  • SIGN 419    Practicum