Don Bangs first began teaching ASL in 1965 when, as a junior at Gallaudet College (now University), he was drafted to teach a summer school ASL class. This year marks his fift y-second year of teaching ASL, Deaf culture, sign language translation, and a variety of other Deaf-related courses in colleges, universities, and theaters across the country. One of his goals in life is to make the world a more Deaf-friendly place. He is most grateful to all his students who showed him what worked or didn’t work for helping Deaf and hearing people become life-long communicators in ASL. A proud 1966 Gallaudet graduate, he holds several advanced degrees, all with a Deaf focus, from University of Tennessee (MS, Deaf Education), University of Texas (MA, Radio-TV-Film), and University of California at Berkeley (PhD, Dramatic Art). He also holds a Professional Certificate for Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language from: UC Berkeley. He has developed eighteen professionally produced plays and television programs in ASL and voice dealing with Deaf cultural issues and has translated over forty theater works and television programs from English to ASL and vice versa. He also served as a trainer, consultant, and developer for ASL and interpreter for education programs throughout the United States as well as in Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.