Jack Hoza

Program Director and Professor of Sign Language Interpretation

American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Minor
ASL/English Interpreting, B.S.
UNH Manchester
Office 356


Jack Hoza has lifelong experience as an ASL/English bilingual and is an experienced interpreter educator who is known for his innovative approaches to interpreter education and for fostering individual growth and development in a supportive environment. He has extensive experience as an interpreter educator and as an interpreter. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Boston University and a Master’s in Teaching Interpreting from Western Maryland College.


  • INTR 430 - Introduction to Interpretation

  • INTR 439 - Ethics and Professional Standards for Interpreters

  • INTR 539 - Comparative Linguistic Analysis for Interpreters

  • INTR 540 - Principles and Practice of Translation

  • INTR 630 - Principles and Practice of Consecutive Interpretation

  • INTR 636 - Principles and Practice of Simultaneous Interpretation

  • INTR 732 - Simultaneous Interpretation of Discussions, Speeches and Reports


  • New Hampshire Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NHRID)

  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

  • Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)


  • UNH Faculty Scholars Award

  • UNH Manchester Teaching Excellence Award


Jack Hoza is well-known for the workshops and presentations he has given locally, regionally, and nationally, including presentations at the national conferences of the following organizations: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT), and the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC). He has many published articles and book chapters on topics related to interpretation and American Sign Language (ASL), including articles in the Journal of Interpretation and Sign Language Studies.

  • Interpreting in the Zone: How the Conscious and Unconscious Function in Interpretation (2016)

  • Team Interpreting as Collaboration and Interdependence (2010)

  • It's Not What You Sign, It's How You Sign it: Politeness in American Sign Language (2007)

  • The Interpreter’s Guide to Life: 365 Tips for Interpreters (2003)


  • Ph.D., Boston University, 2001

  • M.S., Western Maryland College, 1991

  • B.S., University of Northern Colorado, 1978