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Don Bangs first began teaching ASL in 1964 when, as a sophomore at Gallaudet College (now university), he was drafted to teach a summer school ASL class. Since then, he has taught 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 Deaffriendly place. He is most grateful to all his students who showed him what worked and didn’t work in an evolving approach for helping hearing people become life-long communicators in ASL. A proud 1966 Gallaudet graduate, he holds several advanced degrees, all with a Deaf focus: University of Tennessee (MS, Deaf Education), University of Texas (MA, Radio-TV-Film), and University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 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 education programs in Canada, Malaysia, and Thailand.