Clyde N. Vincent

ASL/Deaf Studies Lecturer

Location: HPNP 2126
VP: (352) 260-0180
VP: (352) 656-6702

Curriculum vitae


  • ASL 1110
  • ASL 1120
  • ASL 1130

Bachelors of Arts – 1973 – Gallaudet University
Masters of Sciences – 1980 – Western Oregon University

Clyde N. Vincent currently is a Lecturer in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida, where he teaches three levels of American Sign Language (ASL) coursework (ASL 1110, 1120, and 1130). Other duties in the Department include serving as faculty advisor/supervisor for students who conduct signing activities (e.g. the National Anthem at University of Florida football games.)

Prior to working at UF, Mr. Vincent was a tenured faculty member at Seattle Central College, where he taught six levels of ASL and courses in American Deaf Culture, Deaf Studies, and some courses in the Interpreter Training Program. From 2012-2016, he served as an instructor and consultant for Google, Inc., on matters relating to ASL. Other professional activities include working as a Rehabilitation counselor and Supervisor at the Alaska Center for Deaf Adults, lectureship/adjunct faculty positions at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, other universities and community colleges around the area of the King County in Seattle. Clyde was involved in counseling services with Deaf adults. He is currently a R.I.D. nationally certified interpreter working in the various Deaf communities and services. He also provides numerous workshops related to ASL, Deaf History and Deaf Culture.

Clyde served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for five years in the West Indies on the island of St. Lucas visiting other Caribbean islands for workshops; follow up visits with parents of deaf children; doing public relations for funding a new school; screening deaf children for class placements; and demonstrating teaching. In Sierra Leone in West Africa Clyde established the Woodwork/Carving department and the Visual Aids Learning for teachers at the National School for the Deaf in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He worked with the Italian Catholic Mission helping physically handicapped for phys-theraphy exercises. He tried to initiate the first time boarding center for the Deaf in-country. Clyde sought for financial assistance abroad and worked on the reconstruction of the school building near Bo, Sierra Leone.
Mr. Vincent holds a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with the Deaf from Western Oregon University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Gallaudet University. In the past he worked on matriculated studies for Ph.D. in Rehabilitation at New York University.