Emily Fermier

Emily Fermier

Emily Fermier

Lecturer (Marion Campus)



  • BA, Multicultural Studies, Capital University
  • MA, Integrated Teaching and Learning , specialization in ASL Education, OSU

Emily has been teaching ASL at OSU since 2004. Before coming to OSU, Emily taught ASL levels 1-4 at Westerville South High School.

She has served as the ASL Club Advisor since 2004. Since 2005, Emily has been coordinating the student performers who sign the national anthem at every OSU home football and men’s basketball games. In 2011, she was invited to attend the Student Athlete Advisory Board’s Faculty Appreciation Luncheon.

Emily is particularly interested in the challenges of acquiring American Sign Language as a second language for adult hearing English-speaking learners. She is also interested in ASL Literature and Artistic Performance.

Emily holds an American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certification and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) National Interpreter Certification.

In addition to ASL, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, family, and friends.  Her hobbies are reading, water sports, volleyball and yoga.