Lynn S. Mancini (née Messing)
Computer Network Engineering Department
Delaware Technical and Community College
333 Shipley Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
- CompTIA A+
- Microsoft Certified
Professional (Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows NT 4.0 Server)
- Microsoft Certified Trainer
(Windows NT 4.0 Workstation and Windows NT 4.0 Server)
- Networking Essentials
- Cisco Certified Network
- Cisco Certified Academy
- Microsoft Office User
Specialist (Word 2000 Core)
- Cisco Routing 2.0
- Ph.D. in Linguistics (1993)
University of Delaware,
The Use of Bimodal Communication by Hearing Female Signers
Specializations: Language Pedagogy and Sociolinguistics
- M.A. in Linguistics (1991)
University of Delaware,
- B.S. in Computer Science with
Linguistics Minor (1986)
Summa Cum Laude (GPA: 3.9 out of 4.0)
University, University Park, PA
- Six Courses in Conversational
or American Sign Language (1987-1994)
Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
- 4/99-present - full-time
networking instructor with Delaware
Technical and Community College
- 8/2005-present - Grievance
- 8/2005-present -
Awards Night Committee member
- 5/97-1/99 - wrote logical reasoning
problems for the Educational Testing Service to use in the GREs.
- 8/93-6/99 - post-doctoral
fellowship with the Applied Science
and Engineering Laboratories, a joint affiliation of the University of Delaware and the duPont
Hospital for Children. Selected responsibilities:
a book to be published by Oxford University Press on the relationships
among spoken and signed languages and gestures.
linguistic expertise on a project involving the computer recognition and
synthesis of American Sign Language signs.
and chaired a professional, international, interdisciplinary workshop in October,
1996, on language and gesture (the Workshop on the
Integration of Gesture in Language and Speech, a satellite workshop
of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing). Keynote
speakers were David McNeill, Sherman Wilcox, and Thomas Huang.
a combined undergraduate-graduate course on language and gesture in the
Linguistics Department of the University
- visiting scholar and
outside honor's thesis committee member, Knox College
in a National Science Foundation Proposal Review Panel.
- 9/92-6/93 - tutored English
at the University
English Language Institute.
- 9/91-5/93 - taught
introductory courses in the Linguistics Department of the University of Delaware.
- 8/86-8/88 - programmed
computers for IBM. Wrote code
interfacing an expert system shell and SQL/DS. Maintained code and solved
customer reported problems. Voluntarily left the company as an associate
Protocols: RIP versions 1 and 2, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, BGP
WAN technologies: Asynchronous dial-up, ISDN, X.25, Frame Relay
Platforms/Operating Systems: UNIX, DOS, Macintosh, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT and
Programming Languages: C, C++, Pascal, LISP, JAVA PL/I, FORTRAN
Text Processing Programs/Markup Languages: HTML, FrameMaker,
WordPerfect, MS Word
- Presidents' Post-Doctoral
Commendation at the Linguistics
- Association of Canada and the United States 1994 conference
- Competitive Fellowship from
- Two Achievement Awards from IBM
- Honorable Mention for an NSF
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Papers and Presentations:
or primary author:
- Messing, L., and R. Campbell
(eds.) 1999. Gesture, Speech, and Sign. Oxford University
- On the Other Hand: American
Sign Language, Signed Englishes, and Other
Visual Language Systems. In Press. In Rebecca Wheeler
English. Greenwood Publishing Group.
- What's the Use of Bimodal
Communication? 1996. The Proceedings of the Workshop on the
Integration of Gesture in Language and Speech.
Communication: What is it, and Why Study It? 1995. In
(ed.). Twenty-First LACUS
Communication, Signing Skill, and Tenseness. 1994. Sign Language
Studies vol 84: 209-220. Burtonsville, MD:
- Messing, L., R. Erenshteyn,
R. Foulds, S.
Galuska, and G. Stern. American Sign
Language Computer Recognition: Its Present and
its Promise. 1994. The Sixth Biennial Conference of the International
Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Conference Book
and Proceedings. pp. 289-291. Maastricht,
- Sign-English and English-Sign
Dictionaries. 1993. The Nineteenth LACUS Forum. Lake Bluff, Illinois:
- Is There an Affective Filter?
Working Papers in Applied Linguistics. Newark,
Delaware: University of Delaware.
- Bimodal Communication. 1990. The
Sixteenth LACUS Forum. Lake
R., L. Messing, R. Foulds, G.
Stern, and S. Galuska.
Back Propagation Neural Network for American Sign Language Recognition.
1994. Proceedings of World Congress on Neural Networks vol 1: 405-409. San
Diego: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., and the
International Neural Network Society Press.
- Erenshteyn R.,
P. Laskov, R.
Foulds, L. Messing,
G. Stern, and S.
In press. Static and Dynamic Recognition of Fingerspelled
Sentences. Proceedings of World Congress on Neural Networks, San Diego: Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, Inc., and the International Neural Network Society
available upon request