William Vicars


Contact Information

Associate Professor
Eureka Hall 308
(916) 374-7069

Office Hours

Spring 2018
Monday 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Joined Faculty: August 2003

Quote of Personal Interest

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." [Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship In A Republic" delivered by Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910]

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

  1. American Sign Language Applied and Theoretical Lexicography: Online ASL dictionary design and development
  2. Sign Language Pedagogy: Train the Trainer Workshops
  3. 90,000 subscribers: www.Youtube.com/billvicars
  4. Open Educational Resources
  5. Educational Technology
  6. Massive Online Open Courses

Courses Taught

  • "American Sign Language Structure and Usage" (ASL Linguistics)
  • "American Sign Language" (Levels 1 through 5)
  • "American Sign Language Classifiers" (Depictive Signing)
  • Variable topics: "Medical Sign Language" / "Technical Sign Language"

Educational Degrees

Ed.D Doctorate of Education: Deaf Studies / Deaf Education Lamar University, Texas

Professional Awards or Commendations

Available by Request

Select Publications

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Last updated: January 16, 2018
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