Dr. Leala Holcomb

Damon Timm

ASDC is proud to announce that our 2023 Roy K Holcomb Distinguished Lecturers are Dr. Leala Holcomb and Damon Timm.

Dr. Leala Holcomb is deaf and grew up receiving American Sign Language/English bilingual education at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont. Leala works as a post-doctoral researcher focusing on language and literacy in deaf children. Leala has conducted qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research that resulted in peer-reviewed publications in various academic journals. Leala is also the co-founder of Hands Land: a non-profit organization that promotes sign language rhyme and rhythm with deaf children.

Damon Timm is hearing and learned American Sign Language in high school. Damon graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in American Sign Language and Theatre. Damon formerly was an American Sign Language/English interpreter and now works as a software engineer for Linguabee, a deaf-owned company that provides interpreting services.

Damon and Leala live together in Maryland and are busy co-parenting two children (one deaf and one hearing). They enjoy exploring the dynamics of deaf-hearing interactions within their own relationship, families, and professions.

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