Faculty & Staff Details

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Susan Faltinson

Title
IPP Lead Faculty
Phone
(303) 404-5016
Email
Susan.Faltinson@frontrange.edu
Campus
Westminster Campus
Office Location
C0127
Department
Interpreter Preparation Program


After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work, Susan worked as a director of Easter Seals Camps in Wisconsin and Colorado for six years. While supervising a deaf woman, she fell in love with American Sign Language again, having learned the language as a young girl. She enrolled in FRCC’s Interpreter Preparation Program and graduated in 1997. Since graduating, Susan has worked as a freelance interpreter in many areas, including medical, legal, mental health, religious, educational, performing arts, platform, and video relay. She has taught at FRCC since 2004 and joined the IPP as a full-time faculty member in January 2011. See this faculty member featured in the FRCC Blog.
Teaching Philosophy
As a teacher, Susan strives to be encouraging and positive. She holds students to a high standard so that they can best serve the deaf community. Susan encourages students to never stop learning, and she always strives to find innovative ways and technologies to teach.
Teaching Experience
2011-Present Faculty, Front Range Community College
2004-2010 Instructor, Front Range Community College
Education
Front Range Community College, Interpreter Preparation, A.A.S., 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Work, M.S., 1990
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Social Work and Psychology, B.S., 1988
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Language and Communication
  • Aspects of Interpreting I
  • Aspects of Interpreting II
  • Oral Transliterating
  • Introduction to Interpreting
  • Specialized and Technical Communication
  • Transliterating
  • Interpreter Seminar
  • Internship