Greg Propp

Lecturer in American Sign Language
American Sign Language Program
2 Dawson's Row

Greg Propp is, in the parlance of the Deaf community, a “coda,” a child of deaf adults. Both his parents were Deaf and also leaders in the fields of Deaf education and American Sign Language instruction. A nationally-certified interpreter at the age of 18, Greg has worked as an interpreter for over three decades and has taught ASL for almost as long, teaching ASL at Nebraska Wesleyan University, North Carolina State University, Durham (NC) Technical Community College, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and the University of Virginia.Greg has been at UVA since 2000, serving as Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator within the Learning Needs and Evaluation Center. This was the first, full-time position at the University focused on serving the needs of Deaf and hard of hearing students, staff, and faculty. In that position, Greg was involved with the American Sign Language Program at UVA almost since its inception, teaching part-time and helping determine curriculum choices, establish course credits and requirements, and develop original curricular materials including video assessments, language lab exercises, cultural competency materials, and expressive and receptive assessment tools and rubrics. Greg moved to a full-time position in the ASL Program in 2007.Greg has his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to teaching each of the five semesters of ASL language courses in ASL at UVA, Greg also teaches a class examining Disability Law and Deaf People in the US and is developing a course focused on the coda experience and the growing body of coda literature. His wife, Kathryn Jarvis, also works at UVA as an Associate Vice President for University Advancement.